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Me unforgettable new personalities in tales of love death bigotry heroism and coming of ageAges 1 Chris Crutcher achieved what he wanted within this book It is composed of short stories and some of them are continuations using the characters from other books Of course I want to read all of the other books now to totally understand these characters Another aspect of the book that I appreciated was the prelude to each story Crutcher provided why he chose to write that particular story or who encouraged him in the writing process for that story It was interesting to be in an author s prewriting thoughts picking plots and character namesThere are six different stories within this book Although the characters deal with athletics it s really a secondary conflict in all of their lives The characters each face something much serious including gay parents a gay friend a sick friend the death of a best friendetc It goes to show stories within stories Even within a short story Crutcher writes in a way that shows such character growth within teens In the story about a friend with AIDS the main character Louie grows tremendously from a friend afraid to be near the AIDS victim to learning a lesson about living a full life I m going to see how far I can go in the time I getMain characters include all high school teenagersAngus a fat kid always bullied and ready to take his stancePetey Shroshrire and his father who wrestle each other in front of the student body and parents in an effort to show than just the best wrestlerPetey and Chris Byers who are scheduled to wrestle each other this school year Chris Byers is a female wrestler and Petey is afraid to forfeit but also afraid of losing Lionel Serbousek and Neal were best friends Neal is the cause of the death of Lionel s parents and brother during a boating accident Louie and Darren Louie lost his girlfriend in a prior Crutcher book and in this story he deals with his new friend and coworker Darren an AIDS victimThis book is a fast read but the material is not light Crutcher takes serious issues head on and doesn t ignore the fact that teenagers deal with death love loss disease and even worse

Review Athletic Shorts Six Short Stories

Ts storiesHere he presents characters from some of his best–loved novels as well as creating so It was a good book and it was a short read book and I would recommend this book to anyone who likes short read books

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These six stories from acclaimed author Chris Crutcher are about athletes but are not simply spor One of my favorite young adult authors Chris Crutcher writes realistic stories about realistic people with realistic problems He always writes intelligently and with a sense of humor while simultaneously depicting his characters sympathetically This collection of short stories is great for people who enjoy realistic fiction but don t want to read a longer book Short stories are also great for when you don t have time for a whole novel you can read a story in one sitting and if you don t happen to get back to the book for some time you haven t forgotten all the details that will help you pick it up againReaders who have already read some of Crutcher s work will probably recognize characters and settings as he tends to set his stories in the same geographical area


About the Author: Chris Crutcher

Chris Crutcher's writing is controversial and has been freuently challenged and even banned by individuals who want to censor his books by removing them from libraries and classrooms Running Loose and Athletic Shorts were on the ALA's top 100 list of most freuently challenged books for 1990 2000 His books generally feature teens coping with serious problems including abusive parents racial



10 thoughts on “Athletic Shorts Six Short Stories

  1. says:

    This short story collection serves as my introduction to Chris Crutcher as an author These stories are easy to read despite dealing with social

  2. says:

    One of my favorite young adult authors Chris Crutcher writes realistic stories about realistic people with realistic problems He always writes

  3. says:

    Athletic Shorts was a collection of short stories that will remain close to my heart and in my memory for years to come I plan to pickup my own copy ASAP As a former high school athlete many of the emotions of the characters in the stories I could completely relate to and understand This book made me think It made my laugh so hard P

  4. says:

    A good book but it doesn’t really talk about sports and I couldn’t finish

  5. says:

    It was a good book and it was a short read book and I would recommend this book to anyone who likes short read books

  6. says:

    Susan HartCrutcher C 1989 Athletic Shorts New York Greenwillow BooksShort storiesPrintSelected from catalog School Library Journal Review belowAthletic Shorts is a dynamic collection of 6 sports related short stories by Chris Crutcher All with male main characters that experience a sport as an important part of their lives these stories are complete portrayals that show growth or change Angus Bethune is chagrin

  7. says:

    Chris Crutcher achieved what he wanted within this book It is composed of short stories and some of them are continuations using the characters from other books Of course I want to read all of the other books now to totally understand these characters Another aspect of the book that I appreciated was the prelude to each story Crutcher provided why he chose to write that particular story or who encouraged him i

  8. says:

    Marcia ViningCrutcher C 1991 Athletic shorts six short stories New York GreenwillowGenre Short StoriesSelection process Morning T Jones T E Toth L Fleishhacker J 1991 Athletic shorts six short stories Book School Library Journal 379 278 As the title implies this collection of short stories uses athletics as its u

  9. says:

    This was yet another book chosen for me solely on the strength of the narration by the late great Frank Muller I spend at least two hours every

  10. says:

    I really enjoyed this book I would recommend it to high school students who are interested in sports Athletic Shorts is a book of sho

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