Cross has written four books in the Carter Blake series. These include The Samaritan, The Killing Season, The Time To Kill and Don't Look For Me. But it's his young daughter that is the one now getting attention for her own writing.
Cross's 11-year-old daughter had to fill out a feedback form for a class. In it, she mentioned that the teacher should stop punishing the entire class for the acts of just one single student. Her reasoning? That kind of punishment is actually a war crime.
Cross was so amused by his daughter's reasoning that he just had to send it out to the public. But does her logic deserve punishment, or does it deserve ice cream? As you would expect, Twitter had some opinions on the matter.
In total, Cross's Tweet received over 490,000 likes and over 150,000 retweets. His daughter's logic clearly resonated with a lot of people. Anyone who was forced to miss recess because the entire class is being punished can clearly relate to this feeling of injustice.
Some people didn't even understand why Cross would even consider grounding her daughter. In response, he said her reasoning, while sound, was also "Cheeky AF." He didn't mention that it's also "Awesome AF," but that's probably implied.
A couple people accused Cross of making up the photo in order to get rack up some retweets. But these people probably forgot that Cross is a successful author. Although it's possible that, despite getting paid to write books, what he really wanted more than anything in the world is to have a tweet go viral for free.
Patricia Arquette wasn't the only one impressed with his daughter's strong brain. Being that sharp as an 11 year old is a fairly rare occurrence. But having a pre-teen with that kind of arguing skills might not feel like quite the blessing at the time.
With her sharp reasoning, some people think his daughter should become the new Prime Minister. But Cross said she's already decided against it. Which is understandable, because having a sense of logic and reason have no business in the world of politics.
One person decide to correct his daughter, by pointing out that the Geneva Convention would not apply in this situation. Which is completely true. But perhaps this person needs to learn to recognize a joke when they see one.
People who've been on the receiving end of collective punishment don't seem to ever forget it. That's even the case for people who are now in grade 42. (In any case, she should probably contact the school board. That is way too many grades.)
Writer and editor Ijeoma Oluo said that maybe their two kids should hang out, based on this answer to the question, "I like to avoid..." Looks like they each have kids with strong heads on their shoulders. Maybe they should hang out (but due to the lactose intolerance, probably without the ice cream).
Cross also pointed out that his daughter is actually a fan of this teacher. No word yet on if the teacher has decided to discontinue collective punishment. And there's also no word yet from the United Nations on whether this does violate the Geneva Convention...but it seems unlikely that they will comment anytime soon.