Period 8

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Product Details

Price
$9.99
Publisher
Greenwillow Books
Publish Date
Pages
288
Dimensions
5.2 X 0.9 X 7.8 inches | 0.45 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780061914829

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About the Author

Chris Crutcher has written nine critically acclaimed novels, an autobiography, and two collections of short stories. 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, and dealing with parents. He has won three lifetime achievement awards for the body of his work: the Margaret A. Edwards Award, the ALAN Award, and the NCTE National Intellectual Freedom Award. Chris Crutcher lives in Spokane, Washington.

Reviews

"Crutcher uses dark humor and self-deprecation effectively to avoid maudlin situations, and teens will appreciate the respectful tone of the work."--School Library Journal
"Cataclysmic and triumphant."--Kirkus Reviews
Praise for Deadline: "As usual, Crutcher does not hesitate to incorporate serious subject matter within an engaging first-person narrative."--Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) (starred review)
Praise for Whale Talk: "Crutcher offers an unusual yet resonant mixture of black comedy and tragedy that lays bare the superficiality of the high school scene."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Period 8 is the best of Crutcher: warmth, humor, and spot-on teen reality, but coupled with terrifying intensity and a shocking ending."--Laurie Halse Anderson, author of Speak and Chains
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