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Crossing the Wire | [Will Hobbs]

Crossing the Wire

The acclaimed author of seven ALA Best Books for Young Adults, Will Hobbs pens a spellbinding true-to-life adventure. With nothing but dogged determination, 15year-old Victor leaves his Mexican village to illegally enter the U.S. and help his starving family. Soon he must outwit gangs, drug-runners, and border agents as he endures shivering nights, blistering days, and gnawing hunger. But can his longing for the beckoning opportunity of El Norte carry him through such impossible obstacles?
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Publisher's Summary

The acclaimed author of seven ALA Best Books for Young Adults, Will Hobbs pens a spellbinding true-to-life adventure. With nothing but dogged determination, 15year-old Victor leaves his Mexican village to illegally enter the U.S. and help his starving family. Soon he must outwit gangs, drug-runners, and border agents as he endures shivering nights, blistering days, and gnawing hunger. But can his longing for the beckoning opportunity of El Norte carry him through such impossible obstacles?

©2006 Will Hobbs; (P)2006 Recorded Books, LLC

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"This gritty and realistic tale will be an eye-opener for many YAs." (KLIATT)

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    Imagine how it would be to violate laws just to keep your family alive. Imagine a young man confronting dangers alone, with the pressure that your family needs you to succeed. This is a gripping tale, and well narrated. It makes for riveting listening. It is a tribute to the quality of the book that my son has already sought out other novels by the same author.

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