Crossing the Wire - Will Hobbs

Crossing the Wire

By Will Hobbs

  • Release Date - Published: 2009-10-13
  • Book Genre: Action & Adventure
  • Author: Will Hobbs
Our rating: 5/5 stars

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 78 Ratings)

Crossing the Wire Will Hobbs read online review & book description:

In this riveting, action-packed novel from award-winning author Will Hobbs, a teenage boy hoping to help his loved ones must fight for his life as he makes the dangerous journey across the Mexican border into the United States. 

When falling crop prices threaten his family with starvation, fifteen-year-old Victor Flores heads north in an attempt to "cross the wire" from Mexico into America so he can find work and help ease the finances at home.

But with no coyote money to pay the smugglers who sneak illegal workers across the border, Victor struggles to survive as he jumps trains, stows away on trucks, and hikes grueling miles through the Arizona desert.

Victor's passage is fraught with freezing cold, scorching heat, hunger, and dead ends. It's a gauntlet run by many attempting to cross the border, but few make it. Through Victor's desperate perseverance, Will Hobbs brings to life a story that is true for many, polarizing for some, but life-changing for all who read it.

Acclaim for Crossing the Wire includes the following: New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age, Junior Library Guild Selection, Americas Awards Commended Title, Heartland Award, Southwest Book Award, and Notable Books for Global Society.

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Posted Reviews

  • Crossing the wire

    1
    By ggggshsgsbjduf
    I had to read this book as a class novel and I thought it would be interesting but to be honest it was a bore
  • Best book ever!!!!

    4
    By BluesAlltheWay
    This book has everything that I waned it had most information of the border and crossing the border. Although this book didn't have that much action that I thought it would I still got my money out of this boom all six dollars.
  • Good

    5
    By Munch the truth
    I love this book it is great to learn about people in both America and Mexico and how you can't trust or convince the policeio.your one co try rest place lve all
  • Amazing book

    5
    By Gostgamer
    This is the best book ever
  • Hi kade Gransee

    5
    By Yooooooopeoplesallday
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