Wednesday, May 20, 2009

"WAITING ON WEDNESDAY"



ANGRY MANAGEMENT by Chris Crutcher

Release date - June 30, 2009

I haven't found anything about the details of this book, but I always eagerly anticipate new books by Chris Crutcher.

He gets a lot of unfair criticism from adults - mostly adults who don't think teens can handle the tough stuff his books cover. Personally, I think Crutcher fills an important place in YA lit by giving kids a chance to experience the hard knocks in life through the safety of the pages in his books rather than in real life like many unfortunate teens.

3 comments:

Wonders of Weird said...

ANGRY MANAGEMENT is a book of three novellas based on or inspired by characters we met in other Crutcher novels, and it's just wonderful. All three stories are amazing. But I have my own favorite.

Did you love STAYING FAT FOR SARAH BYRNES? If you did, you will love my favorite story in ANGRY MANAGEMENT; a story in which Sarah Byrnes finds true love -- with Angus Bethune. OMG. It's such a beautiful story. I can't wait to hear what you think, once you do read it.

The other two are sensational too. But Angus Loves Sarah Byrnes ... sigh ... gotta love it. Everyone who's been longing for Chris to write a love story will NOT be disappointed.

See if you don't long to be "shiny" after you read it. : )

Wonders of Weird said...

And here's what they have posted at HC:

http://www.harperteen.com/books/9780060502478/Angry_Management/index.aspx

Book Description

Every kid in this group wants to fly. Every kid in this group has too much ballast.

Mr. Nak's Angry Management group is a place for misfits. A place for stories. And, man, does this crew have stories.

There's Angus Bethune and Sarah Byrnes, who can hide from everyone but each other. Together, they will embark on a road trip full of haunting endings and glimmering beginnings.

And Montana West, who doesn't step down from a challenge. Not even when the challenge comes from her adoptive dad, who's leading the school board to censor the article she wrote for the school paper.

And straightlaced Matt Miller, who had never been friends with outspoken genius Marcus James. Until one tragic week—a week they'd do anything to change—brings them closer than Matt could have ever imagined.

Chris Crutcher fills these three stories with raw emotion. They are about insecurity, anger, and prejudice. But they are also about love, freedom, and power. About surviving.

And hope.

Readingjunky said...

Wonders of Weird -
Thanks for the information. I'm even more excited to read it.

RJ