Les Yeux de Carmen, by Veronica Moscoso
Daniel is a 16 year-old American boy who wants to enter a photography contest. He travels to French Guyana, where he visits his aunt’s family and explores this diverse and intriguing country. On a day trip he meets Carmen, a girl with exceptional eyes. He wants to find Camren because he thinks he can win the contest with a picture of her. But he doesn’t see her again, until one day… Les Yeux de Carmen is a novel filled with cultural substance and significant facts about French Guyana. 3rd year high school students will find it accessible and engaging.