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Chris Crutcher
Chris Crutcher grew up in Cascade, Idaho, and now lives in Spokane, Washington. He is the critically acclaimed author of six novels and a collection of short stories for teenagers, all chosen as ALA Best Books. In 2000, he was awarded the American Library Association's Margaret A. Edwards Award,... show more

Chris Crutcher grew up in Cascade, Idaho, and now lives in Spokane, Washington. He is the critically acclaimed author of six novels and a collection of short stories for teenagers, all chosen as ALA Best Books. In 2000, he was awarded the American Library Association's Margaret A. Edwards Award, honoring his lifetime contribution in writing for teens. Drawing on his experience as an athlete, teacher, family therapist, and child protection specialist, he unflinchingly writes about real and often-ignored issues that face teenagers today.
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Birth date: July 07, 1946
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danae
danae rated it 3 years ago
I had already heard a lot about Chris Crutcher in my literature classes before reading one of his books for the first time. He is a former school counselor and his books are frequently banned for containing controversial content.*Subtle spoilers, maybe? I didn't name names.* It definitely bothered m...
Blogging Between the Lines
Blogging Between the Lines rated it 4 years ago
Poor storytelling, too much message-sending, bland characters, unbelievable and predictable settings and situations, unreadable short stories that no teen will find appealing. Sorry, I did not enjoy this at all and I don't think teens will either.
Mystery Science Library 3000
Mystery Science Library 3000 rated it 4 years ago
I'm not gonna say this story was not predictable, because it was. And I'm not gonna say some moments didn't feel preachy, because they did. I do agree with the main characters' (and, I assume, the author's) opinion on the subject matters they discuss (except about From A Distance being a good song.....
kvela
kvela rated it 5 years ago
Mr. Logs's Period 8 class is a safe zone for students like Paulie, who has just confessed to Hannah that he cheated, to talk in a safe environment. However the attendees of Period 8 are unaware that one of their own is holding a big secret. When one of their classmates, Mary, disappears Paulie and h...
tinasimms
tinasimms rated it 6 years ago
Period.8 is about a group of students who gather together in 8th-period free period. Mr. Logs teaches it, and in it the students open up and ask for advice. Whatever happens in Period.8 stays private. While most of the students are honest, some of them will do anything to keep their secrets. (Duh-du...
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