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Crash

Written by Jerry Spinelli

Crash
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Category: Juvenile Fiction - Social Situations - Peer Pressure; Juvenile Fiction - Social Issues - Bullying; Juvenile Fiction - Sports & Recreation - Football
Imprint: Laurel Leaf
Format: Paperback
Pub Date: May 2004
Price: $6.99
Can. Price: $8.99
ISBN: 978-0-440-23857-7 (0-440-23857-9)
Pages: 176
Also available as an eBook, trade paperback and a trade paperback.


EXCERPT

 
My real name is John. John Coogan. But everybody calls me Crash, even my parents.

It started way back when I got my first football helmet for Christmas. I don't really remember this happening, but they say that when my uncle Herm's family came over to see our presents, as they were coming through the front door I got down into a four-point stance, growled, "Hut! Hut! Hut!" and charged ahead with my brand-new helmet. Seems I knocked my cousin Bridget clear back out the doorway and onto her butt into a foot of snow. They say she bawled bloody murder and refused to come into the house, so Uncle Herm finally had to drag his whole family away before they even had a chance to take their coats off.

Like I said, personally I don't remember the whole thing, but looking back at what I do remember about myself, I'd have to say the story is probably true. As far as I can tell, I've always been crashing--into people, into things, you name it, with or without a helmet.





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