In 2006, the Newbery Medal Winner was 'Criss Cross' by Lynne Rae Perkins. Because I teach younger children, I have lost touch with these fabulous chapter books in recent years. This coming-of-age novel looks like another good read that I must add to my list.
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She wished something would happen.
Something good. To her. Checking her wish for loopholes, she found one. Hoping it wasn't too late, she thought the word soon.
in another part of town, he felt as if the world was opening. Life was
rearranging itself; bulging in places, fraying in spots.
He felt himself
changing, too, but into what?
So much can happen in a summer.