Sunday, February 12, 2006

Perkins, Lynne Rae. Criss Cross

Perkins, Lnne Rae. Criss Cross. Greenwillow, 2005 [0-06-009273-4]
This book is a collection of occurrences in young people's lives. There is a not a great deal of plot in the book just mostly disjointed musings which I hoped would come together at the end. This 336 page book is beautifully written in a series of stream of consciousness from the characters. There is a lot of description and it makes the reader feel comfortable and warm but.... what's the point of the whole thing. Once again I feel the Newbery committee has chosen a book that will only be popular because it has won the medal.


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