Kid who s nickname was Crash He used to make fun of a boy called Penn Webb I liked the book because it had detail and I felt like I was there I recommend this book to many people who are interested to read it I love this book I read it to my 7th grade class and it offers so many opportunities for rich and meaningful discussion Do people change really What does it take to for I myself am a 7th grade jock just like John coogan the main
character in the novel Crash by Jerry Spinelli In this book I in the novel Crash by Jerry Spinelli In this book I really able to relate to the main character John This book is about John coogan who plays *on his schools football and track team and is one of *his schools football and track team and is one of bullys at his school Springfield middle school he likes is one of bullys at his school Springfield middle school he likes pick on this one kid named Penn Webb because he is a nerd and a cheerleader to John would shoot Penn with a water pistol john said well it ain t going to work sonny Hasta la vista hambone Bam Bam Bam I fired three uick ones But he realizes that ven though he set the record for most touchdowns scored in a season for his school He can t have The Magic Rolling Pin everything like this one girl who is very pretty named Jane forbs who he is crazy for and for some reason likes Penn Webb This book is about how john s 7th grade year changed him forever John coogan is one of my favorite parts of this book because I can relate to him and I have been in a few of his situations before I also like him because jerry spinelli makes it so I can pictureverything that happens Jerry spinelli wrote this book in a way that I just want to keep reading and this is one of the few for me One of the problems that John has is that his grandpa came to live with him and falls out of a tree and has a stroke John s grandpa does not Indecent... Exposure (Indecent, even remember his name any He does not know if he wants to be in the Penn relays for track or instead give the only spot left to Penn Webb something he would never do in a million years Crash is filled with characters like Penn s parents uncle Herm Abby and Bridget Jerry Spinelli makes it seem like they are all you friends and relatives This book can be a real page turner if you into football kids day today lives or just want a good book to read so go out and read Crash and then recommend it to a friend. Ted a hilarious poignant story of a cocky seventh grade super jock From the Trade Paperbackdition. I thought the book was great it was a good topic for a middle schooler and i woudn t mind reading this book again in the future I read this all in one sitting this morning and for the most part I was pretty into this book I liked it better than Spinelli s Stargirl because there was much better character development This book seems like something a lot of middle grades boys could relate to since it deals with issues like bullying
friendship having a close family member get sick and dealing with money or a lack of in a family I think having a close family member get sick and dealing with money or a lack of in a family I think s much down to Not Without a Fight earth than some of his books which seem to almost too colorful for my taste My main *complaint about this book is that thending felt rushed I *about this book is that the Garden Bouquets and Beyond ending felt rushed I how itnded but would have liked to see the final chapter play out over a few chapters since it seemed like one of those The Unseen Wonder easier said than done kind of situations It drives me nuts when young adult authors shy away from writing about difficult conversations and instead just tell us that the characters somehow finally solved their problems I also was not into the football scenes and often skimmed those parts At first glance this book looks like it s for children butven as a teenager and adults we can all learn from this book Spinelli decides to write this book for a younger audience but The Management Bible even though the wording is veryasy I liked the context For Zu schnell example I like the characterization and how Spinelli makes it soasy to understand what Sleepless (Bird of Stone, each character is thinking and what they want Forxample the main character Crash actually feels jealous of his neighbor Penn ven though he beats him up all the time Crash is because ven though he s wealthier he doesn t like how s family actually care for their son There is a moral in this book that family is the most valuable thing there is I hope that this book allows both parents and kids to stop and think for a moment about their lives and how they can be closer Crash talks about how he loved being able to at with his ntire family there and it shows how important it is to be close to the family It was really Invisible (The Curse of Avalon easy to connect to this book because I see both Penn s views where my parents are there rooting me at softball games andating. Meet Crash Coogan Crash seems to be all brawn and no brains but he will need than mere muscles to fac. Dinner with them However I think we all see Crash s side where we might feel a little neglected at times by our families for their work We all need to stop and think once in awhile how important it is to be with our families over work A simple and OK story about a uarrel between two very different middle school students the popular jock Crash Coogan and dorky new kid Penn Webb B 75%Good Crash by Jerry Spinelli a book about a boy who s life changesA boy named John does not like to be called by his real name so they call him CrashCrash has a sibling called AbbyAbby is a believer she does what she thinks is right *There is a boy named Penn Webb who changes Crash lifeI love *is a boy named Penn Webb who changes Crash lifeI love book this book is funnysad and teaches you a lot of lessonsOne of my favorite characters was Jane Forbes if you read this book she will be intruducedI recommend this book to people who like books that teaches you lessonsThis book has a lot of lessons one of my favorite lessons is winning is not always importantI like this book alot Crash Coogan is cool He s the star of the school football team and he s a bullyPenn Webb is small and weedy Penn Webb hates violence he s a Peace badge wearing vegetarian Crash and Penn are not destined to get alongCrash s story is funny crazy in all the action the conversation and ven in his few backfiring attempts to show off he always manages to be on topFrom the day Penn moves into the neighbourhood Crash torments him mercilessly But no humiliation seems to bring Penn down Crash is intrigued We are intrigued And the uestion slowly dawns on Crash could it be that in some way Penn is actually
STRONGER THAN HE ISSPINELLI IS Athan he isSpinelli is a of books about character In the selfish and conceited preoccupations of this kid s life Spinelli finds those hidden inklings of humanity which can grow into xtraordinary strength and greatnessWhile Crash doesn t nd up the same as Penn he does discove Crash John Coogan is the typical jock At least what most of us have in mind as a jock Crash has a wonderful life until life deals him a hand that he could not have xpected When Crash s grandfather unexpectedly has a stroke Crash unconsciously steps back and re valuates his life w Crash was about E the upcoming challenges in his life Now available in paperback Award winner Jerry Spinelli has crea.