The Border Crosser

by Cindy Rizzo

The story of three teens, members of the first generation to come of age after the United States splits into two countries, continues.

When tragedy strikes Judith Braverman in the God Fearing States, Dani Fine is determined to leave the safety of home in the United Progressive Regions and once again sneak across the border to join Judith and the new Minyan of Resistance. She’s also eager to find out if the attraction she and Judith shared during their first meeting is still between them.

Impatient for some visible act of defiance, Jeffrey Schwartz is worried that the Minyan is more focused on prayer than on actual resistance. But when the GFS president, running in a close re-election campaign against a self-proclaimed “Christian white supremacist,” vows to step up the government’s actions against the country’s Jews, the Minyan makes its move.

Nothing that’s come before can prepare Judith, Dani and Jeffrey for the challenges they now face as their futures appear more and more uncertain.

The Border Crosser is the second book in the highly praised Split Series.





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Genre Young Adult
Length 226 pages
Publication Date September 15, 2022
Publisher Bella Books
ISBN 9781642474107e
Editor Katherine V. Forrest
Cover Designer Kayla Mancuso



"In this second book of The Split Trilogy, Dani Fine makes a daring decision to once again cross the border into the God Fearing States to be with Judith Braverman, the girl whose kisses she can't stop thinking about. As danger mounts for Judith and her community, Dani stays to join the Resistance. But what can a group of queer teens and their friends do to stop a powerful government intent on eliminating those it sees as a threat to their fundamentalist Christian nation?"

—Cindy Rizzo

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