Paola Santiago and the River of Tears (Large Print / Library Binding)
Paola Santiago loves science and is mortally embarrassed by her mother's ghost stories and tarot card readings. She's been told not to go near the Gila river since she was small but it's the best place to see the stars. One night when she and her two best friends, Dante and Emma, were going to meet to star-gaze, Emma fails to appear, and Pao and Dante see a shadowy figure in the reeds. After the police seem to have no ideas, Pao and Dante set off to look for Emma, encountering all kinds of mythological and ghostly beings that challenge Pao's science-based views of the world. She has to face her fears and her failings in order to rescue her friend. A story, not only about myth, but also friendship and self-acceptance, with a lot of depth.— Caroline
Space-obsessed 12-year-old Paola Santiago and her two best friends, Emma and Dante, know the rule: Stay away from the river - a schoolmate of theirs drowned a year ago. But, she hatches a plan to test her telescope there and enters a nightmare.