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The Sledding Hill

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ISBN13: 9780060502454
ISBN10: 0060502452
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Staff Pick

Chris Crutcher has been writing books for young adults for nearly 25 years now, and this is one of his best. Many of his books have been banned by schools across the country, and The Sledding Hill tackles censorship head-on. It has no profanity, no drug use, and no sex, but will still make some people squirm with its pointed comments on what can happen when censorship comes to Bear Creek High School.
Recommended by Adam P., Powells.com

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Billy Bartholomew has an audacious soul, and he knows it. Why? Because it's all he has left. He's dead.

Eddie Proffit has an equally audacious soul, but he doesn't know it. He's still alive.

These days, Billy and Eddie meet on the sledding hill, where they used to spend countless hours — until Billy kicked a stack of Sheetrock over on himself, breaking his neck and effectively hitting tilt on his Earthgame. The two were inseparable friends. They still are. And Billy is not about to let a little thing like death stop him from hanging in there with Eddie in his epic struggle to get his life back on track.

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Eddie hasn't had an easy year

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.

About the Author

Chris Crutcher grew up in Cascade, Idaho, and now lives in Spokane, Washington. He is the critically acclaimed author of eight novels and a collection of short stories for teenagers, all chosen as ALA Best Books. In 2000, he was awarded the American Library Association's Margaret A. Edwards Award, honoring his lifetime contribution in writing for teens. Drawing on his experience as an athlete, teacher, family therapist, and child protection specialist, he unflinchingly writes about real and often-ignored issues that face teenagers today.

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Jena, May 27, 2009 (view all comments by Jena)
I particularly appreciate the way that the narrator points out this this story has no real "villain"--because everyone has good, honorable intentions. No one is behaving badly just for the sake of behaving badly. As so many are in real life, the conflicts in this book are about ideas and ideals.

As always, Crutcher writes to encourage teens to think for themselves, to not automatically buy into the beliefs of family and friends without their own examination of the implications of those beliefs. The book also serves as encouragement to read his other books, since he writes about the aspects of his books that are so often challenged, and as he points out, there's not really a better way to ensure that teens will read these books than to suggest or tell them that they're not allowed to.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060502454
Author:
Crutcher, Chris
Publisher:
Greenwillow Books
Author:
by Chris Crutcher
Author:
by Chris Crutcher
Subject:
Religious - Christian
Subject:
Death
Subject:
High schools
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - Religious
Subject:
Social Issues - Emotions & Feelings
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
Religious - Christian - General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Emotions and Feelings
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
Boys / Men
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20060919
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.20x5.12x.55 in. .36 lbs.
Age Level:
12-17

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Product details 256 pages HarperCollins Publishers - English 9780060502454 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Chris Crutcher has been writing books for young adults for nearly 25 years now, and this is one of his best. Many of his books have been banned by schools across the country, and The Sledding Hill tackles censorship head-on. It has no profanity, no drug use, and no sex, but will still make some people squirm with its pointed comments on what can happen when censorship comes to Bear Creek High School.

"Synopsis" by , Eddie hasn't had an easy year

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.

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