Whale Talk Social Sensitivity

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Crutcher's novel deals with serious issues including child abuse, racism, prejudice, and the mistakes that individuals make.

Crutcher does not attempt to present anything other than a realistic portrayal of how these situations affect individuals. While some may find some of the language offensive, its usage is authentic and does not detract from the plot and important themes of the novel. Crutcher's adherence to realistic dialogue and his refusal to avoid controversial issues reflects his purpose for writing: to reveal the truths about the lives of adolescents that are too frequently hidden and to make a difference in adolescents' lives. It is this adherence to realism that allows adolescent readers to find themselves in this story and to be inspired by the characters.

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