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Chris Crutcher


(Christopher Crutcher)
USA flag (b.1946)

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.
 
 
Series
Stotan
   1. Stotan! (1986)
   2. Ironman (1995)
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Novels
   Running Loose (1983)
   The Crazy Horse Electric Game (1987)
   Chinese Handcuffs (1989)
   The Deep End (1992)
   Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes (1993)
   The Secrets of Sarah Byrnes (1996)
   Whale Talk (2001)
   The Sledding Hill (2005)
   Deadline (2007)
   Angry Management (2009)
   Period 8 (2013)
   Losers Bracket (2018)
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Collections
   Athletic Shorts (1991)
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Novellas and Short Stories
   The Meat Grinder (2012)
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Non fiction show
 
Chris Crutcher recommends
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Hurt You (2023)
Marie Myung-Ok Lee
"Hurt You is a big, brave story of 'otherness' juxtaposed with 'extreme otherness, ' and friendship under fire. The issues, in their sheer number and intensity, could have been taken over the top by a less accomplished storyteller, but Marie Myung-Ok Lee's protagonist, Georgia Kim, tells it seamlessly. If you're not swept away by Georgia's tough and completely honest loyalty, read the book again."
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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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Black Hole Sun (2010)
(Black Hole Sun, book 1)
David MacInnis Gill
"Great story, great characters, and nonstop action. David Gill takes you to a rugged, fast, tough world."

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Books containing stories by Chris Crutcher
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Taking Aim (2015)
Power and Pain, Teens and Guns
edited by
Michael Cart
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The Sports Pages (2012)
(Guys Read)
edited by
Jon Scieszka

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