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Chris Crutcher

Chris Crutcher

·3.89·53,662 Ratings
“ Learn to light a candle in the darkest moments of someone’s life. Be the light that helps others see; it is what gives life its deepest significance. ” ― Roy T. Bennett
Authors' Books
  • On the Fringe

    2001·
    ·3.62·216 Ratings
    In every school at every grade, there's a pecking order among students -- an in crowd and those outside it, who are often ridiculed mercilessly for the "crime" of being different. This powerful anthology explores the teen outsider experience in electrifyi
  • The Deep End

    1994·
    ·4.08·148 Ratings
    A therapist treating abused children and families in crisis, Wilson Corder faces his most horrifying experience yet when seven-year-old Sabrina Parker is kidnapped and his own children's lives are threatened. Reprint. PW. K. LJ.
  • Athletic Shorts: Six Short Stories

    2002·
    ·3.79·2,100 Ratings
    These six stories from acclaimed author Chris Crutcher are about athletes, but are not simply sports stories.Here he presents characters from some of his best–loved novels, as well as creating some unforgettable new personalities, in tales of love, deat
  • Running Loose

    2003·
    ·3.77·1,463 Ratings
    Louie Banks has it made.He's got a starting spot on the football team, good friends, and a smart, beautiful girlfriend who loves him as much as he loves her.Early in the fall, he sees all his ideas of fair play go up in smoke; by spring, what he cares abo
  • King of the Mild Frontier: An Ill-Advised Autobiography

    2004·
    ·3.97·1,309 Ratings
    Do you know:A good reason to be phobic about oysters and olives?How shutting your mouth can help you avoid brain surgery?How to survive in the winter wilderness with only a fishing pole and a sausage?
  • The Sledding Hill

    2006·
    ·3.69·1,615 Ratings
    Eddie hasn't had an easy yearFirst his father dies. Then his best friend Billy accidentally kicks a stack of Sheetrock over on himself, breaking his neck and effectively hitting tilt on his Earthgame. Eddie and Billy were inseparable. Still are. Billy isn
  • Ironman

    2004·
    ·3.95·2,467 Ratings
    Bo has been at war with his father for as long as he can remember. The rage he feels gives him the energy as a triathlete to press his body to the limit, but it also translates into angry outbursts toward his teachers.Now dangerously close to expulsion fr
  • Stotan!

    2003·
    ·4.01·1,495 Ratings
    Stotan: A cross between a Stoic and a SpartinIt's the last swimming season for Walker, Nortie, Lion, and Jeff, and their coach is building their self-discipline in a grueling four-hour-a-day test of stamina designed to bring them to the outer edge of thei
  • Dirty Laundry: Stories About Family Secrets

    1998·
    ·3.44·54 Ratings
    There are secrets in every family, some that stay hidden for years, and some that bring peace only when brought out in the open. In this collection of 11 original short stories, top YA writers such as Chris Crutcher, Rita Williams-Garcia, M.E. Kerr, Graha
  • Period 8

    2013·
    ·3.54·1,953 Ratings
    In this full-length novel from Chris Crutcher, his first since the best-selling Deadline, the ultimate bully and the ultimate good guy tangle during Period 8.Paul "the Bomb" Baum tells the truth. No matter what. It was something he learned at Sunday Schoo
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