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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.

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At the beginning of his senior year, Ben Wolf discovers he has an aggressive form of leukemia. Ben decides to tell no one. Only, not telling the truth is the same as lying, and it takes Ben almost a year to figure that out. Includes a brand-new short story.

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High school senior point guard Jonas Dolan is on the fast track to a basketball career until an unthinkable choice puts his future on the line.

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Austin Parker is on a journey to bring truth, beauty, and meaning to his life. Austin Parker is never going to see his eighteenth birthday. At the rate hes going, he probably wont even see the end of the year. The doctors say his chances of surviving are slim to none even with treatment, so hes decided its time to let go. But before he goes, Austin wants to mend the broken fences in his life. So with the help of his best friend, Kaylee, Austin visits every person in his life who touched him in a special way. He journeys to places hes loved and those hes never seen. And what starts as a way to say goodbye turns into a personal journey that brings love, acceptance, and meaning to Austins life.

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Levi was simple, like a child. It was the best thing about him, and it was the worst, too. 

When high school senior Jonas moves to Seattle, he is glad to meet Levi, a nice, soft-spoken guy and fellow basketball player. Suspense builds like a slow drumbeat as readers start to smell a rat in Ryan Hartwell, a charismatic basketball coach and sexual predator. When Levi reluctantly tells Jonas that Hartwell abused him, Jonas has to decide whether he should risk his future career to report the coach. Pitch-perfect basketball plays, well-developed characters, and fine storytelling make this psychological sports novel a slam dunk.

About the Author

Chris Crutcher has written nine critically acclaimed novels, an autobiography, and two collections of short stories. He has won three lifetime achievement awards for the body of his work: the Margaret A. Edwards Award for Outstanding Literature for Young Adults, the ALAN Award for Significant Contribution to Adolescent Literature, and the NCTE National Intellectual Freedom Award. He has been a child and family therapist with the Spokane Community Mental Health Center and is currently chairperson for the Spokane Child Protection Team. Chris Crutcher lives in Spokane, Washington.

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Honest, funny and heart breaking. The perfect book for 8th through 12th grade.
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ISBN:
9780060850913
Author:
Crutcher, Chris
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
Author:
Deuker, Carl
Author:
Bostic, Megan
Subject:
Social Issues - Death & Dying
Subject:
Sports & Recreation - Football
Subject:
Social Issues - Prejudice & Racism
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
High schools
Subject:
Situations / Death & Dying
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Death and Dying
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
Boys / Men
Subject:
basketball;sex abuse;high school;boys;sports;teams;victim advocacy;coaches;team
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
20120117
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Pages:
204
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
14-17

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Product details 204 pages Greenwillow Books - English 9780060850913 Reviews:
"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. Only, not telling the truth is the same as lying, and it takes Ben almost a year to figure that out. Includes a brand-new short story.
"Synopsis" by , High school senior point guard Jonas Dolan is on the fast track to a basketball career until an unthinkable choice puts his future on the line.

"Synopsis" by , Austin Parker is on a journey to bring truth, beauty, and meaning to his life. Austin Parker is never going to see his eighteenth birthday. At the rate hes going, he probably wont even see the end of the year. The doctors say his chances of surviving are slim to none even with treatment, so hes decided its time to let go. But before he goes, Austin wants to mend the broken fences in his life. So with the help of his best friend, Kaylee, Austin visits every person in his life who touched him in a special way. He journeys to places hes loved and those hes never seen. And what starts as a way to say goodbye turns into a personal journey that brings love, acceptance, and meaning to Austins life.
"Synopsis" by , Levi was simple, like a child. It was the best thing about him, and it was the worst, too. 

When high school senior Jonas moves to Seattle, he is glad to meet Levi, a nice, soft-spoken guy and fellow basketball player. Suspense builds like a slow drumbeat as readers start to smell a rat in Ryan Hartwell, a charismatic basketball coach and sexual predator. When Levi reluctantly tells Jonas that Hartwell abused him, Jonas has to decide whether he should risk his future career to report the coach. Pitch-perfect basketball plays, well-developed characters, and fine storytelling make this psychological sports novel a slam dunk.

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