Wishing you much peace
and triumphs big and small!
Sometimes a book grabs me and doesn't let go until I finish. In the case of Deadline by Chris Crutcher, reading this book ate up my weekend. My entire weekend (save for dinner out on Saturday and church on Sunday). Even though it was published five years ago, I was unfamiliar with the title as well as Crutcher's other books. As a new fan, I'm on a mission to read everything else. Read on for my impression of Deadline:
by Chris Crutcher
Published by HarperCollins, 2007
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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