Criss Cross

CD - unabridged
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Product Number: 3B028
Released: Jun 19, 2006
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ISBN: #9781419394515
Narrator/s: Danielle Ferland
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Fourteen year-old Debbie wishes on her necklace that something will happen to her-something exciting, and soon. At the same time, in another area of town, Hector stares at his reflection in the mirror and wonders about his potential. As she waits, Debbie spends her summer helping elderly Mrs. Bruning maintain her house. Hector learns how to play the guitar. And the two, along with their close friends feel the subtle push and pull of blooming love, new opportunities and changes in the order of the universe as the necklace tries to work its magic. Lynne Rae Perkins has earned a Newbery Medal and starred reviews from both School Library Journal and Booklist for this poignant and humorous story about the barely perceptible changes involved in the beginning of young adulthood. Young listeners will feel spellbound by Danielle Ferland's eloquent narration.

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Author(s): Lynne Rae Perkins
Narrator(s): Danielle Ferland
Product Number C3731
Released: May 05, 2006
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ISBN: #9781419394508
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Author(s): Lynne Rae Perkins
Product Number EB00234344
Released: Mar 18, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
ISBN: #9780062062901
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Author(s): Lynne Rae Perkins
Narrator(s): Danielle Ferland
Product Number 3L028
Released: May 28, 2009
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ISBN: #9781419394522
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Hanging Bag
Author(s): Lynne Rae Perkins
Narrator(s): Danielle Ferland
Product Number 3C579
Released: May 25, 2007
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ISBN: #9781419394539
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Lynne Rae Perkins
Product Number 44604
Released: Jan 19, 2007
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ISBN: #9781419394447
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Text - Hardback
Author(s): Lynne Rae Perkins
Product Number 14631
Released: May 30, 2006
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Publisher: Harper Audio
ISBN: #9780060092726

Professional reviews

"Perkins's novel, a thoughtful, subtle character study in which paths cross in unexpected ways, is told through vignettes from mostly teen points of view. Perkins's humorous and poignant observations about Debbie, who wants something to happen, and Hector, who learns to play guitar, are compelling. Danielle Ferland remembers her own youth well or has hung out with teenagers recently. Her portrayal of their budding self-awareness bordering on self-consciousness is especially sharp, and she perfectly mimics the questions? teens ask when talking? in addition to their sarcastic downturns and flat tones. Ferland also easily navigates the potentially treacherous waters of Perkins's sometimes- experimental prose, which includes haiku, poetry, and Q & A formats. J.C.G. (c) AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine"