Running Loose (Teen)

By Chris Crutcher


11 copies

From Publishers Weekly

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."
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Review

"The book raises important issues for adolescents to consider." -- School Library Journal --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Product Description

Louie Banks has it made.

He's got a starting spot on the football team, good friends, and a smart, beautiful girlfriend who loves him as much as he loves her.

Early in the fall, he sees all his ideas of fair play go up in smoke; by spring, what he cares about most has been destroyed. How can Louie keep going when he's lost everything?

From the Publisher

Louie Banks isn't the boy who has everything, but he's not complaining.

In his senior year of high school Louie has good friends, a starting spot on the football team, and a terrific girlfriend, Becky.

Maybe it was too good to last. All at once,everything turns sour when Louie is tossed off the football team for taking a stand against the coach, who ordered an illegal hit against an opposing player. Luckily he's supported by his parents, his bestfriend, and Becky. Louie can face anything as long as he has her love. The tragedy strikes.

Now everything in life seerns unfair to Louie. People say he acting crazy. Can he let go of his anger and reach for something new to believe in? --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From the Inside Flap

Louie Banks isn't the boy who has everything, but  he's not complaining.

From Amazon Books 10/21/2011

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