Little summary: This book, 90miles to Havana by Enrique Flores-Galbis, is about the main character Julian, losing his parents and finding again while trying to escape from Cuban revolution to America. During the journey to find his parents, he face lots of challenges such as a bully inside the orphanage and lack of money during the trip.
The main character, Julian believes that even thought the situation is really bad, if you adapt to the environment where you are right now, there is always a chance to achieve what he want. At the Quote “My arm is throbbing but I keep my mouth shut. I don’t want Gordo to hear. He might be able to surprise us all and give up a home run to Caballo, but I know exactly what he would do if Caballo laid a finger on Alquilino or me.” (Flores 129), Julian showed how he adopted to the environment of orphanage by not directly facing the bully and trying to avoid him. Also, at the part “When the boy hesitates, I step forward and thrust my hand out. First he looks back at his friends, and then at me, and—surprise—he shakes my hand. “I’m Julian.” “I know, I know,” he says, as I pump his hand. “I’m Chuck,” he mumbles, pulls his hand back, and then walks away.” (339)