[KINDLE] ❁ Athletic Shorts: Six Short Stories ❄ Chris Crutcher – Vejega.info

[KINDLE] ❁ Athletic Shorts: Six Short Stories ❄ Chris Crutcher – Vejega.info These Six Stories From Acclaimed Author Chris Crutcher Are About Athletes, But Are Not Simply Sports StoriesHere He Presents Characters From Some Of His Best Loved Novels, As Well As Creating Some Unforgettable New Personalities, In Tales Of Love, Death, Bigotry, Heroism, And Coming Of AgeAges I really enjoyed this book I would recommend it to high school students who are interested in sports Athletic Shorts is a book of short stories that all have a theme about life built into them The book shows the troubles that some athletes face, whether it was pressure from their parents to perform or if they were dealing with loss of a close friend These short stories also cover the endings of some of Chris Crutcher s other books Overall, it was a very good book I look forward to readin I really enjoyed this book I would recommend it to high school students who are interested in sports Athletic Shorts is a book of short stories that all have a theme about life built into them The book shows the troubles that some athletes face, whether it was pressure from their parents to perform or if they were dealing with loss of a close friend These short stories also cover the endings of some of Chris Crutcher s other books Overall, it was a very good book I look forward to readingbooks by this author This short story collection serves as my introduction to Chris Crutcher as an author These stories are easy to read despite dealing with social situations and moral dilemmas self esteem, reaction to death and dying, prejudice and discrimination, or family relationships I must admit that I experienced some discomfort reading the social slurs that Crutcher so breezily makes use of in The Telephone Man In the prologue to the story he says that he has fears in writing about racism but that This short story collection serves as my introduction to Chris Crutcher as an author These stories are easy to read despite dealing with social situations and moral dilemmas self esteem, reaction to death and dying, prejudice and discrimination, or family relationships I must admit that I experienced some discomfort reading the social slurs that Crutcher so breezily makes use of in The Telephone Man In the prologue to the story he says that he has fears in writing about racism but that basic lessons are best taught by reflecting the truth People think kids should not be exposed in print to what they are exposed in their lives I accept his argument on that point My favourite story, written in 1991, and the final story in this slim volume, is In the Time I Get , a story about AIDS By the time I read this, I had no doubt absorbed Chris style, and developed an appreciation for each lesson he wished the reader to learn in each story The ending of the story found me closing the cover of the book with a tear in my eye I can see this book being used in high schools as a motivator for reluctant readers, male or female I should also note that the title does not entirely reflect the content of the stories sports are certainly a part, but the bigger issues are at the heart of Crutcher s stories So, whether the student is a jock or not is immaterial Adults may find these stories worthwhile reading I would also recommend this book to anyone wanting to write short stories, especially stories with a definite beginning, middle and end I found it refreshing to read short stories with clear endings One of my favorite young adult authors, Chris Crutcher writes realistic stories about realistic people with realistic problems He always writes intelligently and with a sense of humor while simultaneously depicting his characters sympathetically This collection of short stories is great for people who enjoy realistic fiction, but don t want to read a longer book Short stories are also great for when you don t have time for a whole novel you can read a story in one sitting, and if you don t One of my favorite young adult authors, Chris Crutcher writes realistic stories about realistic people with realistic problems He always writes intelligently and with a sense of humor while simultaneously depicting his characters sympathetically This collection of short stories is great for people who enjoy realistic fiction, but don t want to read a longer book Short stories are also great for when you don t have time for a whole novel you can read a story in one sitting, and if you don t happen to get back to the book for some time, you haven t forgotten all the details that will help you pick it up again.Readers who have already read some of Crutcher s work will probably recognize characters and settings, as he tends to set his stories in the same geographical area Athletic Shorts was a collection of short stories that will remain close to my heart and in my memory for years to come I plan to pickup my own copy ASAP As a former high school athlete, many of the emotions of the characters in the stories I could completely relate to and understand This book made me think It made my laugh so hard Probablythan anything, it made me wish I was in high school again 10 10

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