Thesis: Throughout the book, the author shows that abandoning children is wrong. Leaving children can cause depression among the child, cause them to become homeless, and can cause them to become desperate to get attention.
Being alone is a big controversy through out the text because the main character, Stella, has parents that are scientists and are recruited to travel to the "new world". Children are not allowed to come on the journey so the parents are leaving the child back at home.
(Faiola)"I'd heard that families were abandoning or surrendering children. Yet it was a challenge to actually meet the tiniest victims of this broken nation. My requests to enter orphanages run by the socialist government had gone unanswered. One child-protection official - warning of devastating conditions, including a lack of diapers - confided that such a visit would be "impossible." Some privately run child crisis centers worried that granting access to a journalist could damage their delicate relations with the government."
Areas in Venezuela are so poor that they have to give children to orphanages. However, the orphanages are so poor in certain areas that they can't give children good care.
The Quest to The Uncharted Lands
are no official statistics on how many children are abandoned or sent to orphanages and care homes by their parents for economic reasons."
Venezuela can't keep records because there are so many children being abandoned.
By: Ethan Honeycutt