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Crossing by Andrew Xia Fukuda
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Jan 06, 2012

really liked it

This book is a good, quick fictional teen read for those who like to read about high school teenagers and murder mysteries. It involves racial discrimination, bullying, murders, accusations, and some love interests. I would recommend this if you like a simple plot with some love drama on the side, and subtle hints throughout the story of who the killer might be. The book is easy to read and all the details are coherent throughout the story.

The story refers to the Virginia Tech shooting, similarily singling out the odd person that would have a vengeance(in this case Xing, the minority in an all-white school,) that would have a motive for killing. This story is narrated by Xing, the main character, and he invokes a lot of thought and cunning, primarily because of his passive personality; he doesn't like to start any drama from already being a minority in school.

It is an excellent well-written book, with descriptive imagery. All the drama flows back together for a fantastic finale. It makes one think about what it's like to be in another person's shoes, especially in high school where one is constantly judged at all times. This book gets out the truth in writing, of what some drama at high school is like; not as drastic to the murders drama, but close to the constant judgement and peer relationships in school. I especially liked this book because of it's compelling stream of consciousness and easy-to-read language from a teenager's perspective.

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