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Chris Crutcher is the critically acclaimed author of seven young adult novels and a collection of short stories, all of which were selected as ALA Best Books for Young Adults. Drawing on his experience as a family therapist and child protection specialist, Crutcher writes honestly about real issues facing teenagers today: making it through school, competing in sports, handling rejection and failure, dealing with parents. Chris Crutcher has won two lifetime achievement awards for his work: the Margaret A. Edwards Award for Outstanding Literature for Young Adults, and the ALAN Award for a Significant Contribution to Adolescent Literature. He lives in Spokane, Washington
— biography from King of the Mild Frontier: An Ill-Advised Autobiography
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Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes 1,441 copies, 67 reviews
Whale Talk 1,238 copies, 76 reviews
Deadline 1,213 copies, 88 reviews
Athletic Shorts: Six Short Stories 700 copies, 47 reviews
Ironman 609 copies, 17 reviews
The Sledding Hill 487 copies, 39 reviews
Stotan! 346 copies, 5 reviews
Chinese Handcuffs 341 copies, 18 reviews
The Crazy Horse Electric Game 292 copies, 5 reviews
Running Loose 286 copies, 7 reviews
Angry Management 259 copies, 14 reviews
Period 8 223 copies, 20 reviews
Losers Bracket 71 copies, 2 reviews
The Deep End 32 copies
Deadly 1 copy
Guys Write for Guys Read (Contributor) 701 copies, 13 reviews
On the Fringe: Stories (Contributor) 167 copies, 3 reviews
Guys Read: The Sports Pages (Contributor) 159 copies, 1 review
Owning It: Stories About Teens with Disabilities (Contributor) 108 copies, 2 reviews
Adolescent Literacy: Turning Promise into Practice (Contributor) 103 copies, 3 reviews
Ultimate Sports (Contributor) 63 copies
Cornered: 14 Stories of Bullying and Defiance (Foreword) 42 copies, 3 reviews
Connections (Contributor) 41 copies, 1 review
Prejudice: A Story Collection (Contributor) 39 copies
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