Criss Cross – Realistic Fiction   Leave a comment


The book Criss Cross has two main characters, Debbie and Hector. In the beginning of the book, Debbie wishes that something would happen, something good. Hector is inspired by a guitarist and wants to learn to play one. The whole book is about how Debbie thinks about the kind of boys she likes and about her wondering if Lenny, her friend, is the one. Or Peter from California. Hector tries to impress a girl named meadow but soon finds out the she likes someone else, the cocky Dan Persik. Debbie has a significant moment with Peter when they work together to help get Ms. Burning, an old lady in need of house work help from Debbie, to the hospital. She also has a deep talk with a girl named Rowanne, Hector’s sister. Will Debbie find her true love? Or will Hector be loved by Meadow?

Author: Lynne Rae Perkins

Copyright Date: 2005

Rating: I would rate this book three and a half stars. I think that this is a higher reading level book and I didn’t understand some the language. It was not as engaging as “Shooter”, my first novel.

Question for the author: What gave you the idea to write this book? Will you write a second novel? If you do, what problems wil there be?

Connection: I can connect this other book I read called, “Julie of the Wolves”. The similarity is that in the end of “Criss Cross”, Debbie goes through so many thoughts about who she likes and who to love. As for “Julie of the Wolves”, the main character Julie goes through many emotions about choosing what to do and what to believe.


Posted January 11, 2011 by Kai Toews in Book Critics, Humanities

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