Stepping on the Cracks

Narrated by: Rachel Dulude
Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (47 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Margaret and her best friend Elizabeth both have brothers fighting the war against Hitler and, like everyone else they know, they are filled with feelings of patriotism. But the girls are also involved in their own personal war at home. Gordy Smith, the worst bully in the sixth grade, teases and torments them, and Margaret is scared to death of him.

But when Gordy and his pals Toad and Doug grow bolder than ever, Margaret and Elizabeth come up with a daring plan to get even. That’s when the girls discover a shocking secret about Gordy that turns their lives upside-down and draws them into a startling confrontation with family, friends, and their own strongly held ideas.

©1991 Mary Downing Hahn (P)2013 AudioGO

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awesome

Listened to this as a child and wanted to see if it was as good as I remembered. It was!

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This Grandma loved this book!

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I always appreciate when the characters in a book become so real that I feel I have lost friends when the book ends. Stepping on the Cracks definitely felt that way! I enjoyed the elements of patriotism and the window into family life when a member is missing while away "at war". I rarely rate a book with 5 stars, but I had to give this one five, both on the audible site & also on Goodreads.com. I will be looking for more from this author!

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Amazing!!!

This book is such a great story of friendship. I highly recommend it for anyone♥️