When falling crop prices threaten his family with starvation, fifteen-year-old Victor Flores heads north in an attempt to "cross the wire" from Mexico into the United States so he can find work and send money home. But with no coyote money to pay the smugglers who sneak illegal workers across the border, Victor must struggle to survive as he jumps trains, stows away on trucks, and hikes grueling miles through the Arizona desert.
Victor's journey is fraught with danger, freezing cold, scorching heat, hunger, and dead ends. It's a gauntlet run by millions attempting to cross the border. Through Victor's often desperate struggle, Will Hobbs brings to life one of the great human dramas of our time.
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I love this book it is great to learn about people in both America and Mexico and how you can't trust or convince the policeio.your one co try rest place lve all
Crossing the wire
I had to read this book as a class novel and I thought it would be interesting but to be honest it was a bore
Best book ever!!!!
This book has everything that I waned it had most information of the border and crossing the border. Although this book didn't have that much action that I thought it would I still got my money out of this boom all six dollars.