86 pages 2 hours read

Enrique Flores-Galbis

90 Miles to Havana

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2010

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Chapters 34-41Chapter Summaries & Analyses

Chapter 34 Summary: “Patching”

Tomas and Julian go to Pirate Angel’s to plan. The owner of the restaurant, Mr. Papanapalulis, decides to help them with money for the trip because he is also an immigrant from Greece. Alejandro, the doctor-dishwasher, gives Tomas his wedding ring, and Tomas promises to buy it back when he returns from the trip.

They head back to the boat, and on the way, Ramirez spots Julian. They run and hide in a used car lot, but a salesman sees them and goes after them. Tomas gets away, but the man grabs Julian. Tomas comes back with a broom, hits the man, and Julian escapes. Tomas and Julian climb a fence, swim across the river, and finally make it to the boat.

Tomas is angry at Julian for not telling him about Ramirez sooner. He says if Julian is taken, they will surely take Tomas and the boat as well, and Tomas won’t be able to rescue anyone. Tomas is frustrated because Julian is a potential weak link in the plan.

Chapter 35 Summary: “Rain”

In the morning, Tomas is still angry with Julian, especially when he learns Julian was not able to communicate with his parents directly. He tells Julian he is leaving that same day with Dog and that Julian must go back to the camp.

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