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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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The final entry, a gritty, no-holds-barred account of the fear surrounding AIDS, is especially effective. These are all sports related stories, but the sportiness is I really enjoyed Chris Crutcher’s short stories and was glad to know that they came from the characters and situations that he wrote in some of his previous novels. He sees the mangled bodies of his family fly and the boat snap in half.

If he sjorts this person, then this might happen. Petey learns you can’t please everyone and that’s OK. No big deal you think, right?

Athletic Shorts: Six Short Stories by Chris Crutcher

I read the book around or I enjoyed this book now as an adult and would have especially loved it when I was in junior high. He sees it over and over again.

However, the book did seem to lack what I thought it would have more of. May 24, Annette rated it really liked it. Neal is the cause of the death of Lionel’s parents and brother during a boating accident. Preview — Athletic Shorts by Chris Crutcher.


While reading this book you investigate the lives of kids who are struggling with finding themselves, and learning to deal with the mess that is called life. He is paired up to shorgs a girl in an upcoming match. Another memorable part of this book is a conversation by Lionel and Mrs. Well because I’ve dhorts a historical fiction novel still in the works about the concentration camps and my book is filled with degrading words the Nazis and some Germans would call Jews.

There is an underlying sweetness to all of these tales that makes you wish that athlwtic could be this simple and good and that stuff like wrestling, swimming, and running actually count for something. Sep 16, Nick rated it it was amazing. You don’t have to be atnletic jock to be able to relate to the stories or the people.

How did you select this book to read? He lives in a small town in Idaho and has a happy family who all support him. Man Eats Bisquick [s] 8 67 Feb 18, Even within a short story, Crutcher writes in a way that shows such character growth within teens.

However, the journey Angus and us take to crutcuer that point hits home.


Angus Bethune is chagrinned at having the name of a cow, particularly since he is the size of one. In an unexpected even at the mall, the boy in this story and his friend from the previous story meet these girls and the more confident, cockier one of the two, the one from the previous story, begins bragging about how the two of them are wrestlers.


Oct 31, Logan Culbertson rated it it was amazing. To ask other readers questions about Athletic Shortsplease sign up.

What’s the Name o Crutcher provided why he chose to write that particular story, or who encouraged him in the writing process for that story. Secondly of all his parents are extremely, embarrassingly perverted. It is similar to the other short stories in the book because they all tell the stories of athletes with some kind of emotional struggle. He, however, is dreading this confrontation because she is good and makes any guy she wrestles humiliated.

When a author has the opportunity to further develop aspects from a previous novel that he didn’t get to explore at the time, great things can happen. The Winter Ball is happening, and Angus is nominated to be king along with his crush Melissa.

Highly recommended for libraries to keep on the shelf. This book was very engaging and interesting to me. The man goes to the hospital and his friend catches him there and he is immediately scared that his friends will crutcer he is gay too and that he has AIDS.

He’s willing to take one for the team