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Crossing the Wire

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

well let's just say that the book is awsome :) well maybe becau

well let's just say that the book is awsome :) well maybe because i also crossed the border ! well its just plain awsome i think every latino should read 'Crossing the Wire'

posted by Jazzii27 on March 29, 2012

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3 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

The story was good, but i dislike the point the author is trying to get accross.

The book isnt all that great and i was expecting more at the end. And after all Arizona has gone through to help stop the flow of illegal immigration, someone just comes out and writes this book. I know schools are encouraging students to read this because it was a summ...
The book isnt all that great and i was expecting more at the end. And after all Arizona has gone through to help stop the flow of illegal immigration, someone just comes out and writes this book. I know schools are encouraging students to read this because it was a summer homework assignment for my school. I am really against illegals coming to America from anywhere, and this book is trying to get people to be kind to immagrants. There is a system in the U.S. where people from other countries can get their green card and citezenship if they are qualified. In my opinion, it would be easier to make yourself educated and then come to America and become a citizen and have a brighter futer paved for you. This nonsense of sneaking accross the boarder only puts you in danger and makes others unhappy. I think this book told a nice adventure story, but I dislike the point of the story. Illegal aliens should have to work to get here. Some Americans may not be up to the challenge of the hard work, but there are a lot of hard working people in this country. I dont have anything against hispanics, but I do not like what this story implies, and I do not think little kids should be having this idea planted in there minds that other people should be able to just waltz into our country. If you got home and an uninvited stranger was sitting on your couch, you would be upset, right? America is our house and these illegals are the strangers on our couches. Why are we encouraging them to break into our house hold? Take the information I have given you and do with it what you will.

posted by Anonymous on June 8, 2011

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  • Posted March 29, 2012

    well let's just say that the book is awsome :) well maybe becau

    well let's just say that the book is awsome :)
    well maybe because i also crossed the border !
    well its just plain awsome i think every latino should read 'Crossing the Wire'

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2008

    sweet

    Crossing the wire pulled me in from the begining. Its emmotional but wild. I would recomend this book to everyone out there

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2013

    Da best

    This book is about fifteen year old Victor Flores. His family is threaten by staraytion. He is going to the United Stats to find work and send mony to the family. My favority espisod is when the police try to find the people that are trying to cross the border and he has to run away. I recommon this to other people who like the wild.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2011

    Amazing Book

    Only read the first 3 chapters and I am already hooked.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2008

    crossing the wire

    Have you ever read a book that made you real nervous? Well I have and it was called Crossing The Wire by Will Hobbs. The book is about two 15-year-old Mexicans trying to come to the US by hopping the border. The boys are named Rico and Victor. They want to come to the US to make money and have a better life. Victor is a poor kid and his father has died. Rico is the complete opposite. He is a rich kid who lived a decent life in Mexico. The first time they try crossing they don¿t cross together any they both get caught by the border patrol. When they get caught the border patrol takes them to the same city. Then finally they meet back up and plan to cross again. Crossing the border seems very harsh but Mexicans want over here really bad. In the book there are a lot of good parts but my favorite is when Rico and Victor meet back up in the city. That¿s my favorite part because now they can try crossing together. That¿s why I like that part. After all I think the book is great. I liked it so much I could never stop reading it and usually I think reading is really boring. I also had a few dislikes also and the main one was how it just all the sudden ended. I would recommend the book to people that are teens or older. The book is kind of unapproipate for some parents because some parts may be disturbing. Like there are parts where people are shooting each other and a few other bad things. But if your a teen or older and you like reading you should defiantly think about reading this great book.

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    Posted September 4, 2011

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