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WHALE TALK by Chris Crutcher

Posted in reviewku: pirate (all), reviewku: plunder, young adult fiction

CAPELESS HERO CONQUERS UBERJOCKS

Football drenched sports town

Anti-jocks, pool-less swim team.

One boy shall lead them.

 

Nitty Gritty:

Young adult

Realistic fiction

First person POV

Main character – TJ Jones – teenage boy

Setting – tumultuous times of the 1960s/1970s

Entrenched racism

Egotistical main character

Sports centered high school

Natural athlete spurning sports

Band of misfits