cover image Running Loose

Running Loose

Chris Crutcher / Author Laurel Leaf Library $5.5 (192p) ISBN 9

In this first novel, a boy's senior year in high school goes awry when he's kicked off the football team for taking a stand against the coach, and his girlfriend is killed in a car accident. PW found this ""a tightly plotted, compelling talecompassionate, funny and sensitive.'' (12-up)