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The Crossing by Gary Paulsen
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The Crossing (original 1987; edition 2005)

by Gary Paulsen (Author), Gary Paulsen (Author)

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Thirteen-year-old Manny, a street kid fighting for survival in a Mexican border town, develops a strange friendship with an emotionally disturbed American soldier who decides to help him get across the border.
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Title:The Crossing
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Info:Scholastic Paperbacks (2005), 114 pages
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The story of a Mexican boy on the streets of Juarez who is saved by an American soldier.
  BLTSbraille | Sep 10, 2021 |
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  lcslibrarian | Aug 13, 2020 |
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  lcslibrarian | Aug 13, 2020 |
Manny is a 14-year-old orphan living in Juarez who dreams of crossing the border in hopes of a better life. After his first unsuccessful attempt to cross the border illegally, he runs into a gang of kidnappers but fortunately, he manages to escape. Unfortunatly, he'll run into the same group of men later in the book. The same night of his crossing attempt he meets a sergeant suffering from PTSD. This meeting will ultimately change both of their lives forever.

This book gives good insight on how people from different parts of the world have to live in order to survive, and why so many choose to cross the US-Mexico border illegally in search of a better life. It's also about a soldier suffering from PTSD and how he chooses to cope with it.

Two lost souls looking for a better tomorrow. ( )
  JessicaGarcia6 | Mar 5, 2017 |
Originally published: New York : Orchard Books, c1987.
  Bookman1954 | Feb 17, 2015 |
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Manny Bustos awakened when the sun cooked the cardboard over his head and heated the box he was sleeping in until even a lizard could not have taken it, and he knew, suddenly, that it was time.
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