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Chris Crutcher

Autor(a) de Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes

16+ Works 8,469 Membros 430 Críticas 41 Favorited

About the Author

Chris Crutcher is the critically acclaimed author of seven young adult novels and a collection of short stories, all of which were selected as ALA Best Books for Young Adults. Drawing on his experience as a family therapist and child protection specialist, Crutcher writes honestly about real issues mostrar mais facing teenagers today: making it through school, competing in sports, handling rejection and failure, dealing with parents. Chris Crutcher has won two lifetime achievement awards for his work: the Margaret A. Edwards Award for Outstanding Literature for Young Adults, and the ALAN Award for a Significant Contribution to Adolescent Literature. He lives in Spokane, Washington mostrar menos
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Obras por Chris Crutcher

Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes (1993) 1,539 exemplares
Whale Talk (2001) 1,332 exemplares
Deadline (2007) 1,281 exemplares
Athletic Shorts: Six Short Stories (1991) 746 exemplares
Ironman (1995) 657 exemplares
The Sledding Hill (2005) 512 exemplares
Stotan! (1986) 365 exemplares
Chinese Handcuffs (1989) 364 exemplares
The Crazy Horse Electric Game (1987) 319 exemplares
Running Loose (1983) 312 exemplares
Angry Management (2009) 267 exemplares
Period 8 (2013) 238 exemplares
Losers Bracket (2018) 80 exemplares
The Deep End (1725) 35 exemplares
Deadly 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Guys Write for Guys Read (2005) — Contribuidor — 769 exemplares
Guys Read: The Sports Pages (2012) — Contribuidor — 197 exemplares
On the Fringe: Stories (2001) — Contribuidor — 180 exemplares
Owning It: Stories About Teens with Disabilities (2008) — Contribuidor — 113 exemplares
Adolescent Literacy: Turning Promise into Practice (2007) — Contribuidor — 112 exemplares
Girl Meets Boy: Because There Are Two Sides to Every Story (2011) — Contribuidor — 99 exemplares
Ultimate Sports (1995) — Contribuidor — 72 exemplares
Cornered: 14 Stories of Bullying and Defiance (2012) — Prefácio — 48 exemplares
Connections (1989) — Contribuidor — 44 exemplares
Prejudice: A Story Collection (1995) — Contribuidor — 42 exemplares
Dirty Laundry: Stories About Family Secrets (1998) — Contribuidor — 39 exemplares
Taking Aim: Power and Pain, Teens and Guns (2015) — Contribuidor — 37 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



BooksInMirror | 7 outras críticas | Feb 19, 2024 |
What marvelous and well-rounded characters! Every one of them has a reason for being, and the author reveals them, sometimes through a dream character named Hey-Soos. Respect everyone’s journey.
There is also some side exposition about school curriculum, particularly in history and civics, that just now is in the news and general awareness. (Book was published in 2007.)
This is my first exposure to Crutcher, but I will read him again.
Also pleased to see the publisher, Greenwillow Books, still with the excellence I remember from when my kids were small.… (mais)
2wonderY | 89 outras críticas | Sep 3, 2023 |
This book touched on a lot of different topics from bullying, religion, social acceptance, social issues, child abuse, etc. It also showed that no matter what a person looks like on the outside, the inside is where the scars and beauty are hidden.
SRQlover | 70 outras críticas | Jul 18, 2023 |
after rereading Ironman, i cannot explain why i originally assigned this novel two stars. seems mean and stupid and inaccurate. like, i'm a crutcher fan, so how did i miss how crutcher-y and great this novel is?! i'm glad i reread it, and i'm even more glad (what even is this pollyanna-ass sentence) that i just don't even rate books anymore.
alison-rose | 17 outras críticas | May 22, 2023 |



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