Crash

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Random House Children's Books, Dec 24, 2008 - Young Adult Fiction - 176 pages
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A modern classic from Newbery medalist Jerry Spinelli.

"Readers will devour this humorous glimpse of what jocks are made of." --School Library Journal, starred review

Cocky seventh-grade super-jock Crash Coogan got his nickname the day he used his first football helmet to knock his cousin Bridget flat on her backside. And he has been running over people ever since, especially Penn Webb, the dweeby, vegetarian Quaker kid who lives down the block. Through the eyes of Crash, readers get a rare glimpse into the life of a bully in this unforgettable and beloved story about stereotypes and the surprises life can bring.

"Without being preachy, Spinelli packs a powerful moral wallop, leaving it to the pitch-perfect narration to drive home his point" --Publishers Weekly

"Spinelli's writing style is great for kids in this age-group, fast-paced and funny." --Booklist


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Newbery Medalist author Jerry Spinelli's love of sports come through again with this entertaining and thought provoking, realistic, hopeful and very readable book for middle readers. When we first ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
2
Section 3
5
Section 4
10
Section 5
17
Section 6
26
Section 7
28
Section 8
31
Section 16
101
Section 17
120
Section 18
125
Section 19
131
Section 20
134
Section 21
137
Section 22
139
Section 23
141

Section 9
49
Section 10
52
Section 11
76
Section 12
79
Section 13
83
Section 14
92
Section 15
96
Section 24
145
Section 25
152
Section 26
157
Section 27
161
Section 28
163
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About the author (2008)

JERRY SPINELLI is the author of many novels for young readers, including The Warden's Daughter; Stargirl; Love, Stargirl; Milkweed; Crash; Wringer; and Maniac Magee, winner of the Newbery Medal; along with Knots in My Yo-Yo String, the autobiography of his childhood. A graduate of Gettysburg College, he lives in Pennsylvania with his wife, poet and author Eileen Spinelli.


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