Athletic Shorts

athletic shorts chris crutcher

These six powerful short stories chronicle bits of the lives of characters, major and minor, who have walked the rugged terrain of Chris Crutcher's earlier works. They also introduce some new and unforgettable personalities who may well be heard from again in future books. As with all Crutcher's work, these are stories about athletes, and yet they are not sport stories. They are tales of love and death, bigotry and heroism, of real people doing their best even when that best isn't very good. Crutcher's straightforward style and total honesty have earned him an admiring audience and made readers of many nonreaders.---from the publisher

 160 pages 978-0688108168 Ages 13 and up

Keywords:  short stories, coming of age, sports, boys and men, high school, social situations, athletes, 13 year old, 14 year old, 15 year old, 10th grade read aloud

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