Desert Crossing

Elise Broach

Henry Holt and Co.

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There are some kinds of trouble you never see coming, like those thunderstorms that start from nothing at all. One minute the sky is bright blue and distant. Then, all of a sudden, it’s dark and thick with clouds, pressing down right on top of you. The leaves turn silvery and twist in the wind, the air starts to hum, and the rain comes, so heavy and fast you can’t even see. You almost never make it to the house on time.

A dead body on the road—who is responsible and how will it affect the lives of three teens?

For fourteen-year-old Lucy Martinez, the moment when everything changes comes one night during a long car trip with her older brother and his friend Kit. They are on their way to visit Lucy’s father for spring break, but never make it. While driving across northern New Mexico through a blinding rainstorm, their car hits something—an animal, they think. But when they backtrack, they find a dead body on the side of the road.

With amazing insight and compelling prose, Elise Broach charts a suspenseful journey full of danger, loss, and painful self-discovery. What will happen to the lives of three teenagers who can suddenly no longer pretend innocence?

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Elise Broach

Elise Broach is the New York Times bestselling author of books for children and young adults, including Masterpiece and Shakespeare’s Secret, as well as several picture books. Her books have been selected as ALA notable books, Junior Library Guild selections, an E.B. White Read Aloud Award, and nominated for an Edgar Award, among other distinctions. Ms. Broach holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in history from Yale University. She was born in Georgia and lives in the woods of rural Connecticut, walking distance from three farms, a library, a post office and two country stores.

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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
May 2006
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ISBN: 9781466831940
ISBN10: 1466831944
Young Adult Fiction288 pages
Age Range: 12 to 17
Grade Range: 7 to 12
$9.99

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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
May 2006
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780805077629
ISBN10: 0805077626
Young Adult Fiction
5 x 7.75 inches, 288 pages
Age Range: 12 to 17
Grade Range: 7 to 12 Information for Librarians

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Lexile: 520L
AR Quiz Number: 110420 EN
AR Book Level: 4.9
AR Points: 5

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