First-time novelist Stoehr draws a hard-hitting, graphically realistic portrait of Crosses. Shelley Stoehr, Author Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers $ Crosses. Buy Crosses. Crosses, by Shelley Stoehr. Nancy and Katie are best friends Crosses was the first novel for young adults to deal with an increasingly . A raw story of a teenager who tries to ease her emotional turmoil with self- mutilation.

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For the first half of the story I imagined I would give it a two star rating – I was just so depressed while reading it and I had mixed feelings about the messages it brings to steohr reader.

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The action focuses on them, associating with their assumed reality and pain. Joyland Book by Stephen King. And stupid, of course. Sheley Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

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I don’t think I would ever read the book again. The story is about two high school aged girls in the late 80s who are into the punk scene and they discover they have a lot in common, like self harming.



That makes them have a deeper understanding with each other. The confusion went on for many years, and Crosses and my shards of glass were there every time somebody would ask me what I was doing listening to Metallica or Celtic music, or why I was walking around in long black nightgowns and combat boots. I didn’t like this story.

Her parents are deep into their own addiction to alcoholism, detached and ineffectual with punishments or boundaries when Nancy continuously gets into trouble in school, and the community. To ask other readers questions about Crossesplease sign up.

Mar 27, Erin rated it really liked it Shelves: Mar 18, Rebecca rated it it was amazing. I think teens these days still go throught the same issues and struggles that Nancy and Katie did. The author offers only victims here, no villains; and though Nancy cfosses no Cinderella-like transformation, she does realize at the end that her life is salvageable. Please provide an email address. Through out the book this is all they do: And the one girl ends up developing a sort of eating disorder that wasn’t addressed, just hinted at.


She has no recollection of anything about her life before age ten.

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