ATHLETIC SHORTS CHRIS CRUTCHER PDF

Athletic Shorts has ratings and reviews. Bonnie said: This short story collection serves as my introduction to Chris Crutcher as an author. These six powerful short stories chronicle bits of the lives of characters, major and minor, who have walked the rugged terrain of Chris Crutcher’s earlier w. These six stories from acclaimed author Chris Crutcher are about athletes, but are not simply sports stories. Here he presents characters from some of his be.

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I, personally, find it spectacular that such a contemporary set of short stories was published in ! For instance, if one of their parents is gay, or if they have lost their parents, or if they are just want or need something to read and they seem less interested in other topics.

I wanted to get better at, not only sports, but things in general.

One story is about a boy, who is bigger than most kids and gets picked on, but that is not the only peculiar thing about Angus Bethune; besides his name, his parents are divorced and cruther remarried. Aug 04, Kellee rated it really liked it Shelves: His friends threaten to not hang out with him anymore if he starts hanging out with a gay man with AIDS. His books generally feature teens coping with serious problems, including abusive parents, racial Chris Crutcher’s writing is controversial, and has been frequently challenged and even banned by individuals who want to censor his books by removing them from libraries and classrooms.

May 05, Marcia rated it it was amazing. Using realistic situations Crutcher tells about common difficulties cjris the lives of his characters that teens will find sorts.

Although not all young adults are as big as Angus, or have two sets of gay parents like Angus does, it is possible to sympathize with him. In the second wrestling story, it is about a boy who is friends and wrestles with the boy in the previous story. This short story ctutcher serves as my introduction to Chris Crutcher as an author. Angus finds a way to cope with the situation he finds himself in and sports is the reason why he gets his dream dance. Angus is an overweight young man, with gay parents, and self-esteem issues.

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On top shorrs this Angus has been elected t Athletic Shorts is a compilation of six short stories all pertaining to the area of sports. However, the journey Angus and chrks take to get that point hits home.

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Be the first to discover new talent! I thought this book was okay it wasn’t good and it wasn’t great but it teaches a very important lesson that people are different and have their own problems but it doesn’t mean that we should be mean to them we should support them and be there for them. It has been challenged because it has a story that has an 18 year old boy befriending a man with AIDS, because it discusses homosexuality and because of its language.

See 2 questions about Athletic Shorts…. Lists with This Book. A couple stories fall a little flat for me, but they are full of heart and unflinching in their reflections of real social stigmas. Since he has such problems at his one school, his parents sends him to a different school. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Does he win her heart?

Athletic Shorts: Six Short Stories by Chris Crutcher

Although this book is older it still applies today. Athletic Shorts is a compilation of six short stories all pertaining to the area of sports. Readers who have already read some of Crutcher’s work will zhorts recognize characters and settings, as he tends to set his stories in the same geographical area. He is paired up to wrestle a girl in an upcoming match.

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The last story is about a boy who has just graduated who is an excellent runner and is going off to college on a cross country scholarship at the end of summer. Angus is an ordinary kid who plays football. Sep 30, Kellie Wagner rated it really liked it Shelves: The second short story is about Johnny Rivers, a stud wrestler, and popular teen with many friends. In one a high school graduate football player is faced with his fears of a homosexual coworker at his summer job.

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In fact, help is much closer than they think. He knows it was done as a joke, but soon the joke is on everyone else. It comes from everywhere, when his family dies, when he has to live on his own in a rundown apartment, when Neal starts to destroy himself and Lionel stands and watches.

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Athletic Shorts: Six Short Stories

The match happens and the father and son go back and forth, but who ends up pinning who? Also, to a student who may be dealing with something that they could relate to one of the main characters in one of the stories. Chris Crutcher’s writing is controversial, and has been frequently challenged and even banned by individuals who want to censor his books by removing them from libraries and classrooms. Oct 01, Caleb Gipson rated it really liked it.

This book shows a way forward; a path to hope and a reassurance that teens can survive this time of their lives.

His family is also a little different than his classmates, and is another reason his often teased and picked on.

Crutcher decided to write these short stories after many people continued to ask him about the previous characters. These are all sports related stories, but the sportiness isn’t the most defining characteristic in any of them, instead they are all really about the relationships in our lives.

Louie has to deal with a friend with AIDS.