Surviving La Bestia
by Sharron Grodzinsky
With nowhere to run from the Mara Salvatrucha gang in Honduras, Javier Salazar and his little sister, Ana, set out on a perilous journey to join their mother in America. Along their journey, they endure incredible hardships and dangers. They develop close friendships with other migrants, and encounter gang members who care nothing for their lives. Traveling on La Bestia, the train of death, they quickly learn how treacherous riding the train is. It is a hazardous journey, and one that many do not complete. Javier and Ana risk everything, including their lives, to reach the promised land.
They were after him.
Javier dared to look back and saw they were close behind, still chasing him. The Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang was trying to recruit Javier Salazar, and if he didn’t join them he knew they would probably beat him senseless or kill ...