Crossing the Line
By Malin Alegria
Point, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780545402408, 182pp.
Publication Date: May 2012
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In Dos Rios, Texas, life is all about borders -- and what happens when you cross the line.
Nothing is simple in a border town like Dos Rios, in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Even for high school students Fabiola Garza and her younger sister Alexis, whose parents run a local Tex-Mex restaurant, Dos Rios is full of borders -- where you should go, who your friends should be, which boy you should date.
Dos Rios is also full of opportunities, but it's a town divided, between the haves and the have-nots, the Whites and the Mexicans-Americans, the Texans and the Mexicans, the legal and illegal. But through it all, the Garza sisters have each other. Water can be crossed, but blood is the ultimate borderline -- no matter what.
Praise for Border Town #1: Crossing the Line
Packed with action and surprising twists and turns up to the very last page, this start to the new Border Town series is a gripping mystery and also a warm, contemporary Latino drama of extended family and friends With lots of laughs, especially about small town lack of privacy and about extended family, the drama is both suspenseful and touching.” --Booklist
A fast-paced, easy-to-read book that Latino teenagers will enjoy to read mostly because they will see themselves in the pages.” The Hispanic Reader