From Goodreads: She wished something would happen. Something good. To her. Looking at the bright, fuzzy picture in the magazine, she thought, Something like that. Checking her wish for loopholes, she found one. Hoping it wasn't too late, she thought the word soon.
Criss Cross Lynne Rae Perkins Greenwillow Books, 2005 Source: library
Unfortunately, I didn't finish Criss Cross. I just didn't understand it. Too many characters were introduced at once, and I couldn't keep them all straight. It just wasn't my cup of tea. However, one of our book club members had amazing insights to the book. Had I read it with her frame of mind, I would have understood a lot better and LOVED it. Unfortunately, I don't think children or teens would enjoy Criss Cross; it just seemed too slow moving.