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Lily's Crossing Paperback – January 12, 1999
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This book is highly recommended because it shows just how important friendship can be. Lily is an amazing girl who shares her wonderful world with everyone. Her story can help many people during rough times with friends because she teaches people never to give up on friends. When Lily realizes that her best friend must move away, she feels miserable! She and Albert have their rough times at the beginning, but in the end, they become best of friends! The book also presents life during World War II. It presents the reader with a whole new world in the little town named Rockaway, New York where families and friends become close knit and help each other out. Also, by inviting everyone over to dinner. The war helps Lily become closer to her friends and family during these rough times. It also helps her to become trustworthy with her friends and to stop lying to everybody.Read more ›
This summer is different, though. First Margaret's family has to move away to a wartime factory to help with World War II. Then Lily's own father finds out he has to go to war as an engineer, helping in Europe. He may be gone a very long time, and he has to leave Lily all alone with her grandmother. Terrible!
But then Albert, a boy about Lily's age, arrives at Rockaway. He speaks English with a heavy accent, and Lily soon learns he is a refugee from the war. Will Lily be able to become his friend and stop her cycle of lies?
I liked that over the course of the summer, Lily discovers things about her grandmother she hadn't seen before, and that strengthens their relationship. I liked the descriptions of the town of Rockaway. I didn't like the fact that Lily's personality isn't very well described. I couldn't really get a feel for the character.
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Although this book is geared toward young adults, I was interested in reading it because it takes place in Rockaway, NY - my home town. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Sheenuh
It has a great plot. It is chock-full of details. The characters seem so alive and real, I feel like I am part of the story. 😀Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Lovely story that takes place during WW2. Story told from Lily's point of view so makes it a great book for 5th grade readers.Published 3 months ago by Liz
Wonderful summer read for young adults. Captures the temper of the times and coming of age very well.Published 5 months ago by Pilar Meola
It is the summer of 1944, and Lily Mollahan, who is finishing fifth grade, lives in St. Albans, a middle class community in the New York City borough of Queens, with her Poppy, an... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Wayne S. Walker
Eleven-year-old Lily Mollahan loves her summers at Rockaway, where her family has been going all her life. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Joanna M
Used this book with a group of sixth graders for social studies. Lower level read for a 6th grader. They really seemed to like reading about history in a fun story setting rather... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Nicole