I am glad you included "Two Boys in a Hippo" in the November issue. It made me think about how hard it must be for immigrants to survive in our country.
Ismael's story was amazing, almost unbelievable. Some of the choices he made, like stealing the car and robbing houses, bothered me, but it seemed he had to do that to survive.
Thank you for publishing this article. I think it is important for teens to realize that not everyone is fortunate, and that their decisions can affect the rest of their lives.
This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.