The Crossing (Paperback)
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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 03/06/2021
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Bold, unique and life-affirming, The Crossing is a powerful verse novel about two teenagers from opposite worlds dealing with different kinds of loss as their paths unexpectedly entwine.

Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize Older Readers Prize 2022

Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2022

Shortlisted for the Jhalak Children’s & Young Adult Prize 2022

Winner of the Costa Children's Book Award 2021

The trailblazing new novel from the Carnegie Medal shortlisted author of Run, Rebel.

A trailblazing new novel about two teenagers from opposite worlds; The Crossing is a profound story of hope, grief, and the very real tragedies of the refugee crisis.

Natalie's world is falling apart. She's just lost her mum and her brother marches the streets of Dover full of hate and anger. Swimming is her only refuge.

Sammy has fled his home and family in Eritrea for the chance of a new life in Europe. Every step he takes on his journey is a step into an unknown and unwelcoming future.

A twist of fate brings them together and gives them both hope. But is hope enough to mend a broken world?

Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
ISBN: 9780241411445
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 215 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'A tightly crafted series of punchy, often heartbreaking narrative poems... Mann's brilliant, coruscating verse novel lays out the anatomy of Amber's revolution, and the tentative first flowerings of hope and change.' - The Guardian

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“An important book exploring the continuing refugee crisis”

The Crossing explores the theme of migration from the dual perspectives of Natalie and Sammy using the overlapping verse narrative to link the two characters' worlds together. This concept of humanity being... More

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“Clever, emotional YA novel about refugees and grief”

It’s 2018.

16-year-old Natalie “Nat” Lennon lives in Dover with her dad and 18-year-old brother Ryan. The family are grief-stricken following the death of Natalie’s mother (who worked supporting refugees) from an... More

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“If there was a genre for "important books", this book would feature on top of that list”

4.5, rounding up to 5 stars.

"It must be here between the lines, the space between (his) words."

For me, this quote sums the beauty of The Crossing, the incredible novel in verse by Manjeet Mann.

Natalie... More

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