Debbie is wishing something would happen. Something good. To her. Soon. In the meantime, Debbie loses a necklace and finds a necklace (and boy does the necklace have a story to tell), she goes jeans shopping with her mother (an accomplishment in diplomacy), she learns to drive shift in a truck (illegally), she saves a life (directly connected to being able to drive, thus proving something), she takes a bus ride to another town (in order to understand what it feels like to be from "elsewhere"), she meets a boy (who truly is from "elsewhere"), but mostly she hangs out with her friends: Patty, Hector, Lenny, and Phil. Their paths cross. Their stories crisscross. And in Lynne Rae Perkins's remarkable book, a girl and her wish grow up. Illustrated throughout with black-and-white pictures, comics, and photographs by the author.
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051027s2005 nyua c 000 1 eng
$a 0060092726 (library binding) : $c $17.00
$a 0060092734 (hbk.) : $c $17.90
$a 200809111606 $b VLOAD $y 200806232043 $z load
$a DLC $c DLC $d DLC $d NjBwBT
$a PZ7.P4313 $b Cr 2005
$a [Fic] $2 22
$a Perkins, Lynne Rae.
$a Criss cross / $c by Lynne Rae Perkins.
$a 1st ed.
$a New York : $b Greenwillow Books, $c c2005. (YA6 F-05/06)
$a 337 p. : $b ill. ; $c 22 cm.
$a Teenagers in a small town in the 1960s experience new thoughts and feelings, question their identities, connect, and disconnect as they search for the meaning of life and love.
$a Nineteen sixties $v Fiction.
$a Identity $v Fiction.
$a 11/09/2005 $b 11/07/2006