Looking for X

Paperback | September 15, 1999

byDeborah Ellis

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Winner of the Governor General''s Literary Award

In this urban adventure story, Khyber, a smart, bold, eleven-year-old girl from a poor neighborhood, sets out to find her friend X, a mysterious homeless woman who has gone missing.

The desperate search takes Khyber on a long, all-night odyssey that proves to be wilder than any adventure she has ever imagined.

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Khyber is a smart, independent 11-year-old with an ex-stripper mom and autistic twin brothers. From a poor neighbourhood, she doesn’t have much in common with the kids at school: her best friends are a mean waitress and X, a homeless woman. Khyber knows life would be better if the family had more money, the boys weren’t so difficult and her mom were happier, but she’s content with her life -- unti...

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Winner of the Governor General's Literary Award In this urban adventure story, Khyber, a smart, bold, eleven-year-old girl from a poor neighborhood, sets out to find her friend X, a mysterious homeless woman who has gone missing. The desperate search takes Khyber on a long, all-night odyssey that proves to be wilder than any adventure she has ever imagined.

Deborah Ellis is best known for her Breadwinner books - a series that has been published in twenty-five languages, with more than $1 million in royalties donated to Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan and Street Kids International. She has won the Governor General's Award, the Ruth Schwartz Award, the University of California's Middle East Book Award, Sweden's Peter Pan Prize, the Jane Addams Child...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:136 pages, 7.5 × 5.06 × 0.32 inPublished:September 15, 1999Publisher:Groundwood Books LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:088899382X

ISBN - 13:9780888993823

Appropriate for ages: 9

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Great I thought it was a heart warming book about a couple poor folk who know how to live
Date published: 2014-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent OMG this is like the most bestest book ever..i loved this book from start to finsh..this is the best book i have ever read...i hope to see more books like this from deborah ellis
Date published: 2004-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from it's great! For me, ms. Ellis is a great writer and all of her books are a great read. Looking for x was a book of intellectual quality and I recommend it to all readers who like her books or for those looking for a good read. Also, I recommend The Breadwinner which starts off a touching trilogy about the struggle of Parvana in Afganistand. Deborah Ellis, I love you!
Date published: 2004-01-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It's hard man It's hard cause u can't call this crap.The story has some meaning to it.Khyber is telling out what she fells.Althought, I have to say that it was not the best story , cause I know that I read better.So if u are planning to read or buy the book, u should just sto p and read a bit if it, so that u can see if it the right way of a book.......... It was crap in ways
Date published: 2003-12-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It's aiight ........ I guess You know when i think bout it, it was kind of off key ( u knoe about the hold mother thing). But i mean that's how it goes down.It's sraight up trues in this one.Soooooo...... I guess it's aiight.
Date published: 2003-12-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Crap!!!!! it was so boring. the main story sucked. the book wasn't interesting at all.therefore, CRAP!!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2003-03-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from It's Ok Looking 4 X is not that great because the beginning is inappropiate (@ least from my view) saying that her mother is a stripper and that is the whole beginning! It was weird 2 because she has an imaginary friend named X. It was ok only because it was interesting sort of. I dont really reccomend it 2 NE1 so if u were planning on buying it, make sure u read the beginning 1st!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2002-03-02