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Read online Whale Talk.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Whale Talk strong A truly exceptional book em Washington Post em strong .

There s bad news and good news about the Cutter High School swim team The bad news is that they don t have a pool The good news is that only one of them can swim anyway Bestselling author Chris Crutcher s controversial and acclaimed novel follows a group of outcasts as they take on inequality and injustice in their high school .

Crutcher s superior gifts as a storyteller and his background as a working therapist combine to make magic in em Whale Talk em The thread of truth in his fiction reminds us that heroes can come in any shape color ability or size and friendship can bridge nearly any divide em Washington Post em .

T J Jones hates the blatant preferential treatment jocks receive at his high school and the reverence paid to the varsity lettermen When he sees a member of the wrestling team threatening an underclassman T J decides he s had enough He recruits some of the biggest misfits at Cutter High to form a swim team They may not have very much talent but the All Night Mermen prove to be way more than T J anticipated As the unlikely athletes move closer to their goal these new friends might learn that the journey is worth more than the reward For fans of Andrew Smith Sherman Alexie and Matt de la Pe a .

Crutcher offers an unusual yet resonant mixture of black comedy and tragedy that lays bare the superficiality of the high school scene The book s shocking climax will force readers to re examine their own values and may cause them to alter their perception of individuals pegged as losers em Publishers Weekly em .

An American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age .

em Features a new afterword by Chris Crutcher em .

by Chris Crutcher

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Whale Talk
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Category:Young adult, Sports, Fiction, Realistic fiction, Teen, Contemporary
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Stotan A cross between a Stoic and a SpartinIt s the last swimming season for Walker Nortie Lion and Jeff and their coach is building their self discipline in a grueling four hour a day test of stamina designed to bring them to the outer edge of their capabilities br br As it turns out Stotan Week is also the week in which secrets are revealed and the four friends must draw upon their new strengths for an endurance they never knew they d need, Eddie hasn t had an easy year br br First his father dies Then his best friend Billy accidentally kicks a stack of Sheetrock over on himself breaking his neck and effectively hitting tilt on his Earthgame Eddie and Billy were inseparable Still are Billy isn t going to let a little thing like death stop him from hanging in there with his friend And when Eddie faces an epic struggle with the powers that be Billy will remain right there beside him, strong A truly exceptional book em Washington Post em strong br br There s bad news and good news about the Cutter High School swim team The bad news is that they don t have a pool The good news is that only one of them can swim anyway Bestselling author Chris Crutcher s controversial and acclaimed novel follows a group of outcasts as they take on inequality and injustice in their high school br br Crutcher s superior gifts as a storyteller and his background as a working therapist combine to make magic in em Whale Talk em The thread of truth in his fiction reminds us that heroes can come in any shape color ability or size and friendship can bridge nearly any divide em Washington Post em br br T J Jones hates the blatant preferential treatment jocks receive at his high school and the reverence paid to the varsity lettermen When he sees a member of the wrestling team threatening an underclassman T J decides he s had enough He recruits some of the biggest misfits at Cutter High to form a swim team They may not have very much talent but the All Night Mermen prove to be way more than T J anticipated As the unlikely athletes move closer to their goal these new friends might learn that the journey is worth more than the reward For fans of Andrew Smith Sherman Alexie and Matt de la Pe a br br Crutcher offers an unusual yet resonant mixture of black comedy and tragedy that lays bare the superficiality of the high school scene The book s shocking climax will force readers to re examine their own values and may cause them to alter their perception of individuals pegged as losers em Publishers Weekly em br br An American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults br New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age br br em Features a new afterword by Chris Crutcher em br br, Ben Wolf has big things planned for his senior year em Had em big things planned Now what he has is some very bad news and only one year left to make his mark on the world br br How can a pint sized smart ass seventeen year old do em anything em significant in the nowheresville of Trout Idaho br br First Ben makes sure that no one else knows what is going on not his superstar quarterback brother Cody not his parents not his coach no one Next he decides to become the best pound football player Trout High has ever seen to give his close minded civics teacher a daily migraine and to help the local drunk clean up his act br br And then there s Dallas Suzuki Amazingly perfect fascinating Dallas Suzuki who may or may not give Ben the time of day Really she s first on the list br br Living with a secret isn t easy though and Ben s resolve begins to crumble especially when he realizes that he isn t the only person in Trout with secrets