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Criss Cross by Lynne Rae Perkins July 3, 2008

Criss Cross by Lynne Rae Perkins was originally published in 2005.  It fits into the juvenile fiction genre and is recommended for readers ages 10 and up.

Finally there is a Newbery Medal winner that actually deserves the award.  So often when I read them I wonder but Criss Cross has it all.  This realistic and hilarious novel not only captured my attention it made me remember all the joys and frustrations of being a teen.  The story follows the lives of several teens in a town called Seldem.  Mostly we learn about their desire for boyfriends and girlfriends and their oblivion to the possibilities before them.  The laugh-out-loud anecdotes not only brought the characters to life but also told me how they think and what they struggle with.  The book was also filled with illustrations by the author every once in a while that were interesting, enlightening, or just funny.  Over all it was a great book and I would recommended it to anyone and everyone.


16 Responses to “Criss Cross by Lynne Rae Perkins”

  1. milan Says:

    this book was great but just like hazel i have to do a report in it!!!

  2. CJ Says:

    This book was good but I was confused and I have to do a report on it. Good Job though. Stinkin plagerism. Haha jkjk

  3. hmmmm Says:

    this book was good but i got confused in parts i have to do a report

  4. snuzz Says:

    I read the book and my teacher is making me do a report on it too! but unlike you guys i hated the book i thought it was totally boring and thought i could have totally done something better with my time. No effence

  5. danielle Says:

    i found no real plot and i have to do a report on it

  6. kelly Says:

    I like book and don’t have to do a project!

  7. brooke Says:

    okay so like i think this has to be the worst book to do a prodject on like i seriolsly have no idea what i am gonna do!!!!! i mean the book was good but like a report seroisly

  8. margret Says:

    okayy os like dose anyone know wht to write for a summery bout this book??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  9. anna Says:

    is this a second book to All Alone In The Universe…or is that a second book to this one?

  10. huh Says:

    i hated this it was confusing and now i have to do a report on it!

  11. Dachi Says:


  12. Kami(: Says:

    I have to do a story web on this book and I didnt finish the book yet.. does anyone know what the problem, and solution to the problem of this book is???

  13. Anonymous Says:

    there isn’t a problem except debbie loses her necklace and thats it btw i gotta do a report on it too.

  14. Sharisse N. Tilbury Says:

    Well, hate to say it but I don’t really like the book. No offence Mrs. Perkins, but it was just confusing and I had no idea what the main plot was and I have to do a report on it that’s due in two days, so, sorry, don’t like it.

  15. Emma Says:

    I have to do a report on it also. We had to do one on a Newbery book that we haven’t read yet. It is very hard to write about the plot because there is none. I’m supposed to do a picture of the main character but there are many. I have to do a map or collage of the setting. And write a recommendation. And etc. And it’s due in two days. I have read much better books. It was boring. Augh!!! How do I write about a plotless book?

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