What reviewers are saying about Crossing:
“…a thought-provoking novel with a simmering tension that builds to dramatic climax.” Reading Time
“Norton writes with an intelligence and emotion that is not always evident in writing for this age group…and reminds us that freedom of thought and information is always paramount; that without freedom we can only live in half-light, without choice we all become the same dull shade of grey and that in this semi-light suspicion festers like a disease. …Crossing is an accomplished debut novel.” The Clothesline
“…a fast-paced, challenging and enticing narrative… Crossing is a coming-of-age novel, but most of all it is a story about trusting your instincts and following your heart – wherever it might take you.” Viewpoint
“…a brilliant story about growing up, growing awareness of how the world operates, the struggle of torn loyalties between family and friends, and the importance of being true to one’s own feeling and values… It is hard to put down.” Buzz Words
“…approachable and stimulating on a range of issues from totalitarianism to personal responsibility and the power of forgiveness.” The Advertiser
“…a fabulous read – a true ‘couldn’t put it down’ sort of book, with many insightful explorations of the human condition… .Thoroughly recommended for ages 10-100.” Sheryl Gwyther
Read an interview with the author in Reading Time here.