Little Plotline, Lots of Wisdom
Hi! This book does not follow a plot in the traditional sense. Those who are not used to this style of writing may be a bit unnerved by this when they start to read it. Although not life changing, I believe that Criss Cross is a brilliant illustration of how normal, everyday people are unique and connected, sort of as if we are each a thread in a brilliant tapestry of life.
There is one case where a kid chews tobacco, but it is very brief, and not viewed in a positive sense. I think, although not acceptable, it is an honest representation of a character's life. The author doesn't try to change the characters, she tries to explain and connect them, which makes this book very unique. I recommend it.