By Jerry Spinelli
A glossy vintage from Newbery medalist Jerry Spinelli.
"Readers will consume this funny glimpse of what jocks are made of." --School Library Journal, starred review
Cocky seventh-grade super-jock Crash Coogan acquired his nickname the day he used his first soccer helmet to knock his cousin Bridget flat on her bottom. And he has been operating over humans ever due to the fact that, specially Penn Webb, the dweeby, vegetarian Quaker child who lives down the block. throughout the eyes of Crash, readers get a unprecedented glimpse into the lifetime of a bully during this unforgettable and loved tale approximately stereotypes and the surprises existence can bring.
"Without being preachy, Spinelli packs a robust ethical wallop, leaving it to the pitch-perfect narration to force domestic his element" --Publishers Weekly
"Spinelli's writing sort is superb for children during this age-group, fast moving and funny." --Booklist
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He pointed. ” I looked. ” I just hoped it wasn’t a roach. We went back to eating, and ten seconds later Mike jumps right out of his seat. ” I whirled around, saw nothing. ” All of a sudden I wasn’t hungry. I felt a little cold. ” I said. ” He was pointing to the corner of the kitchen. ” “Yeah. Behind it, I think, or under it. ” My voice wasn’t working right. ” I pulled my feet up to the rung of my chair. Mike grabbed the broom. He stalked over toward the wastebasket, holding the broom handle out like a sword.
I leaned over, opened my mouth, and let the oatburger blob, fall into the basket. He took it away. The other stuff on my plate was candied sweet potatoes, string beans, and something I didn’t recognize, little brown clumps. Mrs. Webb saw me looking. “They’re breaded mushrooms. ” I tried one. It was delicious. ” she said. I shrugged. ” Four grown-up eyeballs landed on me. I had to think quick. ” I said. ” I didn’t wait for an answer. I jumped from the table and went behind their sofa. I dived over the back of it, landed on my head and hands on the cushion, pushed off, swung my feet around, and landed on the floor.
Can’t wait for that first game,” I said. ” “Go get ’em, Crasher,” he said. He was rooting in his desk.
Crash by Jerry Spinelli