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· Laurel Leaf
· eBook · December 24, 2008 · $5.99 · 978-0-307-55539-7 (0-307-55539-9)
Also available as a trade paperback and a trade paperback.

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An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
An IRA-CBC Children’s Choice
A Child Magazine Best Book of the Year
A New York Public Library Book for Reading and Sharing
A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
Winner of Ten State Children’s Choice Awards
“Just about everyone knows someone like Crash Coogan, a big jock since he started to move on two feet. He learns some hard lessons about bullying in an entertaining novel.” —The New York Times
“Readers will devour this humorous glimpse of what jocks are made of.” —School Library Journal, Starred
“Spinelli packs a powerful moral wallop, leaving it to the pitch-perfect narration to drive home his point.” —Publishers Weekly
“Great fun to read.” —The Horn Book Magazine
“Fast-paced and funny.” —Booklist

From the Hardcover edition.