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Criss Cross by Lynne Rae Perkins

criss crossCriss Cross is the story of Debbie, who wishes that something good would happen to her. It is also the story of Hector, and Patty, and Lenny, and Phil.  Over time, Debbie loses a necklace, goes jean shopping with her mother, learns to drive stick shift illegally, saves someone’s life and meets Peter.  While waiting for something good to happen to her, Debbie’s life criss crosses with those of her friends. This 2006 Newbery Award winning book is a beautiful story of growing up and discovering who you are.



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