Crossing the Wire

Crossing the Wire

eBook - 2009-10-01
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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 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, 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.
Publisher: New York: HarperCollins, 2009-10-01.
ISBN: 9780061963629
Branch Call Number: eBook Overdrive

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it takes a while for this book to get intresting

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Oct 23, 2012

BOOKS 2 U book.

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Blue_Penguin_134
Nov 11, 2011

I thought that Crossing The Wire was a great book about a growing problem in our world today, illegal immigration. It kept my attention throughout the book with lots of unexpected turns. Mr. Hobbs clearly knows a lot about his topic, and it shows. With his vivid imagery, I could picture Victor, Rico, and every setting. All in all, this was an awesome book!

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Oct 23, 2012

Starving families send sons from Mexico to the USA in hopes they will find work and send home money.

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