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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… (more)
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Whale Talk 1,289 copies, 76 reviews
Deadline 1,242 copies, 89 reviews
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Ironman 633 copies, 18 reviews
The Sledding Hill 501 copies, 39 reviews
Stotan! 358 copies, 5 reviews
Chinese Handcuffs 355 copies, 19 reviews
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Running Loose 298 copies, 7 reviews
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