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ISBN13: 9780060850890
ISBN10: 0060850892
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Ben Wolf has big things planned for his senior year. Had big things planned. Now what he has is some very bad news and only one year left to make his mark on the world.

How can a pint-sized, smart-ass seventeen-year-old do anything significant in the nowheresville of Trout, Idaho?

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 127-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.

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.

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.

Review:

"[An] exhilarating read that will make readers wonder about the meaning and worth of their own lives." Horn Book Magazine

Review:

"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

Review:

"Crutcher writes vivid sports action scenes, and teens interest will be held by the story's dramatic premise, Bens unlikely turn as a football hero, love scenes with Dallas (including some mildly explicit sex), and Ben's high-gear pursuit of life's biggest questions." Booklist

Review:

"Whether facing physical limitations, making a stand, or telling the truth, Ben is a teen hero for whom readers cannot help but cheer. What a pleasure it is to revisit a familiar setting." VOYA

Review:

"Many characters, from athletes to incest survivors, are merely variations from the author's past works....Ben, like the book itself, is likable enough, but ultimately forgettable." Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

At the beginning of his senior year, Ben Wolf discovers he has an aggressive form of leukemia. Ben decides to tell no one; he wants his last year of school to be normal. Only, not telling the truth is the same as lying, and it takes Ben almost a year to figure that out. And what a year it is.

About the Author

Chris Crutcher is the popular author of six other young adult novels and a collection of short stories, all of which were selected as ALA Best Books for Young Adults. He is the winner of two lifetime achievement awards: the Margaret A. Edwards Award for Outstanding Literature for Young Adults and the ALAN Award for Significant Contribution to Adolescent Literature.

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cctimes4, March 8, 2014 (view all comments by cctimes4)
Crutcher has an uncanny knack for capturing the full range of human emotions in the voices of today's youth. This journey through the choices and consequences associated with grief is a must read for both teens and adults.
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LavenderPixie, January 16, 2013 (view all comments by LavenderPixie)
Wow! Although this book is in the young adult section, it might be a good one for adults to read! Makes you focus on what's important to you, what you're really all about and what you'd change if you could.

It's also a great book for learning a little more about Idaho--go Broncos (BSU)!
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Jonathan, January 4, 2008 (view all comments by Jonathan)
A sarcastic teenager's take on his last year to live, "Deadline" tackles some serious issues in a way that high schoolers (and probably many adults) could stand to learn. I'd highly recommend this book to anyone wanting to consider what's most important in life.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060850890
Author:
Crutcher, Chris
Publisher:
Greenwillow Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
High schools
Subject:
Social Issues - Death & Dying
Subject:
Social Issues - Prejudice & Racism
Subject:
Sports & Recreation - Football
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
Situations / Death & Dying
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20070918
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.09 in 17.42 oz
Age Level:
14-17

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Product details 320 pages Greenwillow Books - English 9780060850890 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[An] exhilarating read that will make readers wonder about the meaning and worth of their own lives."
"Review" by , "Crutcher uses dark humor and self-deprecation effectively to avoid maudlin situations, and teens will appreciate the respectful tone of the work."
"Review" by , "Crutcher writes vivid sports action scenes, and teens interest will be held by the story's dramatic premise, Bens unlikely turn as a football hero, love scenes with Dallas (including some mildly explicit sex), and Ben's high-gear pursuit of life's biggest questions."
"Review" by , "Whether facing physical limitations, making a stand, or telling the truth, Ben is a teen hero for whom readers cannot help but cheer. What a pleasure it is to revisit a familiar setting."
"Review" by , "Many characters, from athletes to incest survivors, are merely variations from the author's past works....Ben, like the book itself, is likable enough, but ultimately forgettable."
"Synopsis" by , At the beginning of his senior year, Ben Wolf discovers he has an aggressive form of leukemia. Ben decides to tell no one; he wants his last year of school to be normal. Only, not telling the truth is the same as lying, and it takes Ben almost a year to figure that out. And what a year it is.
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