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Chris Crutcher

(Christopher Crutcher)
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Chris Crutcher grew up in Cascade, Idaho, and now lives in Spokane, Washington. He is the critically acclaimed author of six novels and a collection of short stories for teenagers, all chosen as ALA Best Books. In 2000, he was awarded the American Library Association's Margaret A. Edwards Award, honoring his lifetime contribution in writing for teens. Drawing on his experience as an athlete, teacher, family therapist, and child protection specialist, he unflinchingly writes about real and often-ignored issues that face teenagers today.
   1. Stotan! (1986)
   2. Ironman (1995)
Non fiction
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Black Hole Sun (2010)
(Black Hole Sun, book 1)
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Now Is the Time for Running (2011)
Michael Williams
"A stunner....This book should be required reading for humanity."
You and Me and Him (2015)
Kris Dinnison
"A tender, funny book."
This Boy (2020)
Lauren Myracle
"This is Lauren Myracle at her best! No punches pulled. A funny, true, rugged story about love and family and jealousy and chance: the chaotic mess that is teenage life. Paul, Roby, and Natalia could be — would be — your friends, and just like your friends, they soar with you and they break your heart."

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