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3.35 out of 53.35 out of 53.35 out of 53.35 out of 53.35 out of 5 3.35 (37 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lynne Rae Perkins Narrator: Danielle Ferland Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2006 ISBN:
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She wished something would happen. Something good. To her.

Looking at the bright, fuzzy picture in the magazine, she thought, Something like that.

Checking her wish for loopholes, she found one.

Hoping it wasn't too late, she thought the word soon.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brenda | 2/14/2014

    " just started this one today. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 2/11/2014

    " I liked how this was written, but it seemed like it might be for slightly older kids than many of the Newbery winners. Loved the small-town, early 70s feel. Also enjoyed how young character befriends elderly German woman and helps her around her house. The characters seemed like they all were stuck in the sleepy town and not upset about it at all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martha | 2/11/2014

    " Kept waiting for something more exciting to happen. Not bad though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisbeth Solberg | 2/6/2014

    " This is a wonderful book, very deserving of its Newbery. Loved it. I would quote some perfect passages, but I've already loaned it to one of my students. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Josh | 2/3/2014

    " The title explains the book. Two ships are passing in the night and, even though they are sending many messages by semaphore and other ways, those two ships pass completely by each other and fail to connect. Because this is a story of two ordinary people who fail to connect with one another it is one of the most deeply boring books I have ever read. Yes, it is clever to subvert the dominant story tropes this way, but it is also stupid. And it makes for a deeply uninteresting story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 GladiaTori E.A.L. | 1/22/2014

    " This book is really good. It may not make much sense at first, but you automatically get what the author is trying to say. I recommend Lynne Rae Perkins a lot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruthglowacki | 1/16/2014

    " Funny descriptions, some funny dialogue and overall mildly amusing. We didn't understand why this was so highly recommended/awarded. It's okay is all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Esther | 1/15/2014

    " Another book from My Newberry Reads For This Summer category. It was similar to another Newberry "When You Reach Me" in that each chapter seemed to be a single vignette that was mostly unrelated to the ones before it but eventually it emerges they are all connected in the end. The vignettes were interesting and well-written and often creative and I liked the illustrations that peppered the book. I found them realistic and funny but unlike When You Reach Me, the vignettes are not told as concisely and don't tie up together & connect to make a whole story as well and the ending is rather unsatisfying. I can see why it ended the way it did but I did think "I just read 337 pages for this?" But still all in all the vignettes were worth it but When You Reach Me is the better read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alexis | 1/13/2014

    " i had to read this book for a local book club and i HATED this book. it made NO sense to me!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 1/1/2014

    " Good for teens and preteens. A lighthearted book compared to the Chris Crutcher books I have been reading for class. THe characters are very relatable and I can see myself loving this book at 14! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hannah | 11/24/2013

    " This was a good book to sit on the beach and read. It was about a bunch of teenagers who live in this small little town and how they spent their summer. Debbie wanted something to happen, and it did....maybe....you'll have to read the book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Fashiongirlgoldberg | 11/20/2013

    " it was exactly like all alone in the universe, except that it was told from a million different points of view, so that made it really confusing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maia | 10/26/2013

    " that growing up is a process and all you have to do is make the right choices hang out with the people you want to and enjoy your child while it last "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mimi | 6/3/2013

    " I think it was written pretty well. Also, the ending was set rather nicely. I liked the style and how the author described the conclusion. It was very calming and different from what I usually read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christy | 5/23/2013

    " Good character development. Liked the POV shifts. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 lilly | 4/22/2013

    " So far the book is really good. Althought it has a lot of details and parts are hard to understand it is really nice! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christy Hart | 4/4/2013

    " This is a lovely young adult book! The author did the cover art and the art within the book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nicles | 11/5/2012

    " Newbery "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Faith | 7/12/2012

    " i love this style of writing! plus "debbie" reminds me of somebody in real life awesome "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 7/4/2012

    " I give this one a meh, too. Again I read it because it was a Newbery winner. But I didn't find it gripping or inspiring or extremely thought provoking. A little on the boring side without being too boring to stop reading. But not bad, either. Just meh. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annabeth | 7/3/2012

    " Confusing, but very good book, Funny and a great read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alanna | 5/16/2012

    " This is one of the most memorable books I've read this year, but it's not for everyone. As said before, nothing really happens - and if you're the thoughtful type, the ideas that accompany the non-events are pleasant and (to me) capturing. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Shannon | 3/15/2012

    " The book didn't have a plot, which made it a bit boring at times. It was somewhat interesting, with the characters, but I didn't really enjoy it. It was well written, but not my kind of book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Katie | 2/10/2012

    " it wasn't that good but it was for a book report so... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara | 12/28/2011

    " it was... odd.. but i really liked it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carla | 11/10/2011

    " Enjoyable book about everyday life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Miah | 5/19/2011

    " A girl named Debbie who haves friends. At the end it criss crosses. Hector a guy finds her necklace thenthey have a monment together then it criss crosses they go their own way. So it has a very good tittle if you read you would get why it's called Criss Cross. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 5/16/2011

    " Interesting. Very interesting. Plot? Not much. The characters try to find love and confidence, being themselves. Pictures, yes. Weird writting, yes. Not my favorite book, but it was good in a weird way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Olivia | 4/30/2011

    " This book is so good, that when I read it in elementary school I basically stole it from my school library and kept it. I regret nothing. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mary | 4/12/2011

    " One of the worst books I have ever read! It was very boring and nothing ever happened! I highly do NOT reccomand this! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alison | 4/5/2011

    " Love, love, love the writing in this story. Funny, sweet, capturing that awkward age when you notice friends of the other gender (if you are straight) in a new light, and how unsettling that can be. Lovely characters, a relatively quiet book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alison | 3/31/2011

    " A great story of awkward early-adolescent love and sleepy small-town life. The subtle '70s setting adds a quirky layer of humor (never again have bellbottoms been considered cool). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brooke | 3/30/2011

    " So far in this book I think it's okay. It's sort of confusing and a little boring. I haven't really gotten so far yet so I don't know what I can say. I am only on page 71. But if I keep on reading it I hope it will be better in the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisbeth | 3/17/2011

    " This is a wonderful book, very deserving of its Newbery. Loved it. I would quote some perfect passages, but I've already loaned it to one of my students. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ron | 3/16/2011

    " A spunky children's book which dares to rely on character and style rather than mere plot. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erin | 3/13/2011

    " I had a hard time getting invested or even interested in this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruthglowacki | 3/9/2011

    " Funny descriptions, some funny dialogue and overall mildly amusing. We didn't understand why this was so highly recommended/awarded. It's okay is all. "

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About the Author
Author Lynne Rae Perkins

Lynne Rae Perkins was awarded the Newbery Medal for Criss Cross. She is the author of three other novels—All Alone in the Universe, As Easy as Falling Off the Face of the Earth, and Nuts to You. Lynne Rae Perkins has also written and illustrated several picture books, including The Broken Cat; Snow Music, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book and a Book Sense Top Ten Pick; Pictures from Our Vacation; and The Cardboard Piano. The author lives with her family in northern Michigan. 

About the Narrator

Danielle Ferland performed in her first Broadway musical production, Sunday in the Park with George, at the age of thirteen. She is best known for her Drama Desk-nominated role as Little Red Riding Hood in the original 1987 Broadway production of Into the Woods. She also appeared in theatrical productions of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, Sondheim’s A Little Night Music, and Moliere’s Tartuffe.