The Starving Bibliophile

Books before food (and any sort of comfortable life).

Tag Archives: Chris Crutcher

The Top 12 Books to Read in the Summer

Summer and I have a love/hate relationship. I love summer, but in return it loves to bake me and turn me into a lobster while giving me the constant feeling … Continue reading

July 2, 2014 · Leave a comment


Summary: It’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 … Continue reading

June 11, 2011 · Leave a comment

The Crazy Horse Electric Game

Summary: Willie Weaver is a teenage legend in his Montana hometown — the baseball genius who single-handedly secures his team’s victory against the batting boys sponsored by Crazy Horse Electric. … Continue reading

March 13, 2011 · Leave a comment

Staying Fat For Sarah Byrnes

Summary: A social outcast in junior high due to his excessive weight, Eric Calhoune found a friend in Sarah Byrnes, whose face and hands were hideously disfigured in a childhood accident. … Continue reading

March 8, 2011 · 2 Comments

Chinese Handcuffs

Summary: Dillon Hemingway is a brilliant student and Ironman athlete whose older brother, Preston, gets involved with a motorcycle gang, loses his legs in a bike accident, and later commits … Continue reading

December 22, 2010 · Leave a comment

Whale Talk

Summary: Representing one-third of his community’s minority population (“I’m black. And Japanese. And white”), T.J. Jones voices a darkly ironic appraisal of the high school sports arena. Despite his natural … Continue reading

July 10, 2010 · Leave a comment

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