cover image Running Loose

Running Loose

Chris Crutcher. Laurel Leaf Library, $5.5 (192pp) ISBN 978-0-440-97570-0

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)