Asked by: Jonathan Postle
What is the Summary of Crossing the Wire?
Synopsis: In this riveting, action-packed novel from award-winning author Will Hobbs, a teenage boy hoping to help his loved ones must fight for his life as he makes the dangerous journey across the Mexican border into the United States.
Who is the main character in Crossing the Wire?
Victor Flores, the protagonist of Crossing the Wire, is a Mexican teenager who lives with his family in the small farming village of Los Árboles. Victor’s father died working in the U.S., leaving Victor the “man of the family” (14).
What happened to Victor’s father Crossing the Wire?
Crossing the Wire tells the story of Victor Flores, a Mexican teenager who leaves his village of Los Árboles to illegally cross the border into the United States. Victor’s father died while working in the U.S. four years earlier, leaving Victor “the man of the family” (14).
What secret did Rico show victor?
Under the cactus, Rico has hidden a jar filled with 1,500 American dollars. The amount astonishes Victor, who thinks, “My family could get by for more than a year on this much money” (4).
Is Crossing the Wire based on a true story?
Los Arboles is fictional, as are Victor and all the other characters. But yes, Victor’s village is based on the real-life one.
Where does Crossing the Wire take place?
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 America so he can find work and help ease the finances at home.
What is the theme of crossing the wire?
The main themes in the book are never give up, don’t be afraid, be careful, and stand up for what you believe in. They live by these themes and it affects them because they use the themes in their everyday life. Like never give up . Victor used this when he was caught by border patrol, he didnt give up and tried again.