January 8, 2007
Criss Cross by Lynne Rae Perkins
something would happen.
Looking at the bright, fuzzy picture in the
magazine, she thought, Something like that.
Checking her wish
she found one.
Hoping it wasn't
too late, she thought
the word soon.
"Criss Cross" looks into issues that pre-teens are just beginning to encounter. Have you had a situation where you felt like you were beginning to see your friends in a different way than you used to see them? What do you see as the reason for this change?
Posted by: Sarah Stewart at January 28, 2007 6:46 PM
Yes, I remember as an 8th grader, my x-friend Tara, whom I played sports with since the 3rd grade, started to hang out with a different crowd and started getting into drugs and using fowl language all the time. I always new Tara as an independent until she started giving into peer pressure. I saw the reason for this change as being caused by the fact that I stayed involved in basketball, softball, and volleyball and kept hanging out with my old friends who were not into smoking, drinking, and cussing, and skipping school
Posted by: Megan at February 2, 2007 2:57 PM
Actually, this year when I went back home to go visit my friends from high school, I realized how immature my friends actually were. They didn't change at all, it was me that had changed. But that was the problem, they didn't change from high school. They still were dramatic and childish. Actually, they seemed to be worse than ever now. I guess people don't always go down the same paths.
Posted by: Amanda at April 5, 2007 5:38 PM