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Athletic Shorts: Six Short Stories

Authors: Crutcher, Chris
Genres: Realistic Fiction, Short Stories
Topics: Friendship, Sports, School Life
Lexile: 1010,
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
BISAC/Subject: YAF057000, YAF058190, YAF059000
ISBN: 9780061968341, Related ISBNs: 006196834X, 9780060507831, 9780061968341
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 208,
Audience: Young adult
Synopsis:

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.

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