myrachelrose, January 13, 2009 (view all comments by myrachelrose)
This is a simply amazing novel. An amazing book.
I've seen people say that it is lacking a real story, but it's also supposed to be a realistic book. And truly, it is. Perkins’ is writing about real life, which doesn't necessarily contain a story or, at least, one that follows the same goals, etc., throughout it.
The writing itself is slightly quirky, and very different from anything else I have read. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Perkins' lovely drawings also add to the fun. Her artist style is fantastic, and it fits the story.
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Seasidecct, July 25, 2007 (view all comments by Seasidecct)
this book was very good. It was confusing at first, but after getting deeper in this book I found that it got easier to understand. I highly recommend this book to readers that like books that you can not put down. I recommend it mainly for girls but really, boys would love it also. Criss Cross is a really good book, and I can not put it down.
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annabanana478, October 21, 2006 (view all comments by annabanana478)
I have found that I have trouble with great detail. I sometimes find it hard to picture in my mind, but I think if I read more books like this I will have a better understanding of them. I haven't yet read this entire book, but looking forward to what happens next. I am a little confused in the beginning of the book. I think if I just keep reading it will all fall into place soon. I think after I finish this book that I will probably be a huge fan of Lynne Rae Perkins.
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While wishing for something good to happen to her, Debbie's story criss crosses with those of her friends in this remarkable new book by the author of acclaimed, award-winning "All Alone in the Universe." Illustrations. 17,500.
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