Thursday, 6 September 2012

Review by Tracey of Riggs Crossing by Michelle Heeter

Riggs Crossing by Michelle Heeter


Publisher: Ford Street
Publication Date: September  2012

Pages: 360

 Format: paperback

Price: AUD $19.95

Category: YA




A girl is found in the wreckage of a car crash. Severely injured and psychologically damaged, the girl cannot or will not tell the authorities who she is or where she comes from. Her carers call her ‘Len’, after the name embroidered on the jumper she was wearing when she was found.

Secretive, intelligent and abrasive, Len is moved to a children’s shelter. Slowly, Len’s repressed memories fight their way to the surface of her troubled mind. and an evil figure from her shadowy past comes looking for her.




This book is amazing!!


 It gets right into the mind of Len. Riggs Crossing digs deep into the world of the criminal underworld. I found it to be a huge eye opener as it really puts things in a whole different perspective. I have done Certificate 3 &4 in Community Services and Heeter’s work really put youth work in a new light for me. She has written something that really pushes the idea that not every young person is brought up with a loving and caring family.


Len is a character who doesn’t trust easy and when she starts remembering her past you can really understand why she is the way she is. The way we are raised has an impact on how we live our lives and how we treat people in our society.




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