Period 8 by Chris Crutcher
  

Period 8

Written by Chris Crutcher
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Period 8 by Chris Crutcher

In this terrifying and provocative novel by the bestselling and award-winning author of Deadline and Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes, a teenage boy tries to uncover what happened to a girl who has vanished from his high school. Was she abducted, or did she run for her life? Paul The Bomb Baum tells the truth. No matter what. It was something he learned at Sunday school. But telling the truth can cause problems, and not just minor ones. And as Paulie discovers, finding the truth can be even more problematic. Period 8 is supposed to be that one period in high school where the truth can shine, a safe haven. Only what Paulie and Hannah (his ex-girlfriend, unfortunately) and his other classmates don't know is that the ultimate liar is in their midst. Terrifying, thought-provoking, and original, this novel combines all the qualities of a great psychological thriller with the controversy, ethics, athletics, humor, and raw emotion of a classic Crutcher story.

Reviews

Period 8 is the best of Crutcher: warmth, humor, and spot-on teen reality, but coupled with terrifying intensity and a shocking ending. -- Laurie Halse Anderson, author of Wintergirls and Speak Praise for Deadline: As usual, Crutcher does not hesitate to incorporate serious subject matter within an engaging first-person narrative. -- Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) (Starred 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 Praise for Whale Talk: Crutcher offers an unusual yet resonant mixture of black comedy and tragedy that lays bare the superficiality of the high school scene. -- Publishers Weekly (starred review) Cataclysmic and triumphant. -- Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Chris Crutcher has written nine critically acclaimed novels, an autobiography, and two collections of short stories. Drawing on his experience as a family therapist and child protection specialist, Crutcher writes honestly about real issues facing teenagers today: making it through school, competing in sports, handling rejection and failure, and dealing with parents. He has won three lifetime achievement awards for the body of his work: the Margaret A. Edwards Award, the ALAN Award, and the NCTE National Intellectual Freedom Award. Chris Crutcher lives in Spokane, Washington.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
288 pages
Interest Age: From 14 years

Author

Chris Crutcher
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Publisher

HarperCollins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers Inc

Publication date

25th March 2014

ISBN

9780061914829


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