By Isabel Allende
Maya’s Notebook is a startling novel of suspense from New York Times bestselling writer Isabel Allende.
This modern coming-of-age tale facilities upon Maya Vidal, a extraordinary teen deserted via her mom and dad. Maya grew up in a rambling previous apartment in Berkeley together with her grandmother Nini, whose ambitious power helped her construct a brand new existence after emigrating from Chile in 1973 with a tender son, and her grandfather Popo, a steady African-American astronomer.
When Popo dies, Maya is going off the rails. in addition to a circle of girlfriends often called "the vampires," she turns to medications, alcohol, and petty crime--a downward spiral that finally results in Las Vegas and a perilous underworld, with Maya stuck among warring forces: a gang of assassins, the police, the FBI, and Interpol.
Her one probability for survival is Nini, who is helping her break out to a distant island off the coast of Chile. within the care of her grandmother’s outdated buddy, Manuel Arias, and surrounded by means of unusual new associates, Maya starts off to checklist her tale in her computer, as she attempts to make feel of her prior and resolve the mysteries of her relations and her personal life.