I have been reading the book, Dying To Cross, and I am at the point where they have spent 2 hours in the back of the trailer. The only child, “Marco Antonio” of age 5, has already died due to the asphyxiation and the heat. Therefore, he is not the only one who has already passed. Enrique Ortega states how he is brushing against bodies, that he does not know whether they are dead or just fainted from the heat.

Nobody deserves to die in this manner. It is tragic and horrifying to see the death of your own son, knowing he still had a long life ahead of himself.

I have yet to finish this book, but I am willing to see what is going to happen next.

CC BY-SA 4.0 2 hours in, 3 to go by Monce is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.


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