An Aberration is a lower-status, non-dangerous citizen of the Society. The label is the result of an Infraction committed either by that person or by a parent (e.g., Ky Markham is an Aberration because of an Infraction his late father committed). In the Society, Aberrations receive undesirable vocation assignments and are ineligible for the Matching pool.
A type of rock commonly associated with volcanic rock, bright in color and finely grained.
Criminals of the Society; Anomalies are removed from society, supposedly for their own good and the good of other citizens.
Rounded seed capsules found in plants like cotton and flax.
A dark, hard, opaque rock composed of silica and with a very fine-grained texture.
Demonstrating great skill in accomplishing one's goals.
Joy; happiness; excitement.
Dusk; the coming of evening.
Stressed and strained, often as a result of persistent demands or orders.
The state of being unable to move.
The covering of a surface; a coating.
The standard uniform outfits that all Society members wear for day-to-day activities. In Crossed, these appear primarily as the black outfits the Rising provides to its members.
Chiefly biased or misleading misinformation used to promote a particular cause or point of view, especially a political one.
An aromatic plant of the daisy family found in North America.
To expel rapidly and/or forcibly.
Free from bacteria; clean.
To design with a form that creates little resistance; to make more efficient.
A broad strip or area of something.
Falling apart; tattered with age.
Unexpected and inappropriate.
Crossed Questions and Answers
The Question and Answer section for Crossed is a great
resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.