Running Loose Resources & Further Study

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Bushman, John H. and Kay Parks Bushman. "Coping with Harsh Realities: The Novels of Chris Crutcher." English Journal 81,3 (1992): 82-84. The Bushmans give brief plot outlines of Crutcher's four young adult novels, and then praise them for dealing with tough, realistic issues which adolescents face in their families, schools, and neighborhoods. They like the fact that he does it without reinforcing standard conceptions about religion, institutions, family, and patriotism.

McDonnell, Christine. "New Voices, New Visions: Chris Crutcher." Horn Book Magazine 64 (1988): 332-35. This article gives a positive review of Crutcher's first three novels (Running Loose, Stotan!, and The Crazy Horse Electric Game), with particular praise for his characterization. Connections between events in the three novels and Crutcher's life are explored. Several quotes from Crutcher on his theories on writing may interest teachers.

Spencer, Patricia. "YA Novels in the AP Classroom: Crutcher Meets Camus." English Journal 78,7 (1989): 44-46.

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
Running Loose from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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