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Crossing The Wire Hardcover – 28 Feb 2006

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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins - US (28 February 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780060741389
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060741389
  • ASIN: 0060741384
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.1 x 21 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 340 g
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"Riveting...an exciting story in a vital contemporary setting"--Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

"A page-turning adventure"--Kirkus Reviews

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

"Provocative...puts a human face on the controversial issue of illegal immigration."--Booklist

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When falling crop prices threaten his family with starvation, fifteen–year–old Victor Flores heads north in a desperate attempt to "cross the wire" from Mexico into the United States so he can find work and send money home. But with no "coyote money" to pay the smugglers who sneak illegal workers across the border, Victor must struggle to survive as he jumps trains, stows away on trucks, and hikes grueling miles through the Arizona desert.

Victor's journey is fraught with danger, as he faces freezing cold, scorching heat, hunger, and dead ends. It's a gauntlet run by millions attempting to cross the border. Through Victor's often desperate struggle, Will Hobbs brings to life one of the great human dramas of our time.


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