We Were Here by patt de la pena
We were here is about a kid name Miguel who has been in juvi then is transfered to the lighthouse because he accidentally killed his brother Diego while play fighting. He decided to escape from the light house to Mexico with Mong and Rondell. Mong is a weird kid and before deciding to leave to Mexico he had a fight with Miguel. Rondell is a slow kid that makes stupid decision.
I like this book, We Were Here by Matt De La Pena because it a really good book. It teaches us kids a lesson and it is about a teenager that tries to move on from what he did to end up in juvi. He made choices that then he regrets and figures out that was a mistake. He take a lead and start to be mature. An example of what I mean is on page 99. "PS, I said, ready to smack the little smirk right off his face, “ I ain't gonna just follow your dumb ass wherever you wanna go." I think this shows how he is taking lead and stepping up to Mong.
So far, the theme in “We were here “ reminds me of something important in my life. The theme is , it is never to late to make a change. I believe this is the theme that best fit the book because when the 3 boys are in the lighthouse they decide to escape to Mexico and they ask themself what the worse that can happen, we are already bad kids but then Miguel decide he still has a chance to change. He decides to turn himself in and he start all over. What's probably going to happen next is once they finish there time , Miguel is going to be more careful when playing around and Rondell might accomplish his dreams to be a fisherman.