TJ, a high school senior of black, Japanese and white heritage, is tired of all the jocks making the rules at his school, especially when he’s just as gifted athleticallyâ€”he just chooses not to be a “team player.” He decides to challenge all the muscle-heads by assembling a swim team made up of the school’s biggest “losers,” knowing it will just kill all the jocks to see the guys they make fun of on a daily basis sporting letter jackets. Can he handle the fallout and his own uncontrollable anger when the situation gets out of control? A great guy read full of flying fists, brave hearts and tough decisions.
2 thoughts on “Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher”
The main character in this book is so strong. He can seriously stand up for himself. I actually really enjoyed reading this.
This is another example of Chris Crutchers amazing ability to tell us about how life is beyond the suburban middle class structure….. Chris Crutcher is great.. if you can, go to see him speak. The time flies by!