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Angry Management (2009)

by Chris Crutcher

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Three long short stories set in a frame, following up on characters--mostly minor--from earlier books by Crutcher. Affecting. At least two of the stories are told in present tense. ( )
  readinggeek451 | Sep 29, 2013 |
This is a very powerful book. I can see why it was chosen to be on the SC Young Adult Book Awards Nominee list. I haven't read the other books these characters appear in, but it's not necessary to have to enjoy the stories. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys realistic fiction.
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  bksgoddess | Apr 3, 2013 |
I was happy to run into Sarah Byrnes again in this book of novellas! She's one of my favorite characters... ( )
  wwrawson | Mar 31, 2013 |
Chris Crutcher gets it right--the anger, the hurt, the prejudice, the fear, the love, the forgiveness--that modern teens face. His books are often censored for topic or language by folks who cannot tolerate an open point of view, and that's too bad. These three novellas, reuniting various characters from other works, allow life resolutions for those characters. Some are good, and some are not--I cried through the ending of one. And, yes to an earlier review posted here, such things happen in small towns. They also happen in large cities, which is why it is important to be able to read and share these stories. ( )
  Prop2gether | Jul 22, 2011 |
Three novellas dealing with three different topics.

1st novella is about an overweight boy who falls for a girl whose face was brutally burned by her father when she was a child. He helps her try to get some closure by tracking down her mother who abandoned her shortly after the burning.

2nd novella is about an adopted teenager who is rebelling against her adoptive father's strict expectations. She is an aspiring journalist who is coming up against censorship for her work on the school paper. She also is trying to help her adopted little sister who is having trouble adjusting from an abusive home to a loving one.

3rd novella is about an openly gay boy who is the only black kid in his high school. Racism and homophobia have deathly consequences when a teacher, a Christian boy, and the black boy stand up for what's right. ( )
  gina.h | May 20, 2011 |
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A collection of short stories featuring characters from earlier books by Chris Crutcher.

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