Crunch

Crunch

by Leslie Connor

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061692345
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/27/2012
Pages: 330
Sales rank: 315,761
Product dimensions: 5.26(w) x 7.44(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Leslie Connor is the author of several award-winning books for children, including Waiting for Normal, winner of the ALA Schneider Family Book Award, Crunch, Miss Bridie Chose a Shovel, and Dead on Town Line, a young adult novel in verse. She lives with her family in Connecticut.

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Crunch 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read it montgs ago and now, as a teacher, i am reading it to my students! I highly recomend it
Heather Davis More than 1 year ago
Great detail, wonderful mistery. It was Awsome!!!
Knicke on LibraryThing 11 months ago
I get why many reviews are calling this 'unrealistic', but I sort of think they haven't hung out much with farm/rural kids. The main protagonist is 14 after all - plenty old enough to do a ton of stuff - and it's not like he gets it right the whole time. Also, the kids aren't exactly on their own - this fictional family has a bunch of small town neighbors checking in on them throughout, and the sequence of events really only lasts about a month (as far as I can tell). And feeding yourselves for a month in the middle of summer and fixing bikes - not exactly rocket science. If the crisis had lasted longer with the picture staying rosy - yeah, not likely, but I know plenty of responsible kids that could manage well in these circumstances.Also, geez, it's a kids' book. Compared to many, there's not all that much disbelief to suspend here.I liked it a lot. It does get a bit smug in places (that line about the local store having less trouble w/ supply because it buys mostly local food - totally unnecessary preachiness). But for the most part it reminds me of more old-fashioned books where kids have agency to do interesting, complicated, useful stuff and adults mostly stay out of their way. Sort of reminds me of the Henry Reed books of my youth, although shorter on the humor and goofy schemes.
JRlibrary on LibraryThing 11 months ago
A thoroughly enjoyable book about a teen, Dewey Mariss and his sister who must take over running the family when a severe fuel shortage keeps their mom and dad away longer than expected. Dewey continues to run the family bike repair shop, and business takes off since so many people can't drive their cars any longer. The book is an easy read, with believable events and enough detail that a reader could imagine themselves into the story without becoming bored. Highly recommended to bike enthusiasts or young would be entrepreneurs.
GaylDasherSmith on LibraryThing 11 months ago
This is an unusual tale of what would happen to an average family if, as a nation, we ran out of gas. Makes you think. Scary but hopeful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just could not stop reeding this book
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I love it !!
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Result 1-Main Camp <br>Result 2-Map <br>Result 3-Bios <br>Result 4-Locked-Out Reporting(don't post there unless you are locked out of result 1) <br>Result 5-Leader's Den <br>Result 6-Nursery <br>Result 7-Warriors' Den <br>Result 8-Apperentices' Den <br>Result 9-Elders' Den <br>Result 10-Highrock <br>Resul 11-Training and Hunting Grounds <br>Result 12-Moonpool <br>Result 13+-Anything
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just started readin it and I love it so far!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Chosse who you can relate to the most.
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I love this book i just started it and iwas so hooked in to the book i love it :b
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Is therd any way it would be cheaper in-store? Thx. Posted by: Dallas R.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I started reading this because it was an award book in my state, and I couldn't put it down. It's really well written with great foreshadowing. It's set in the future, but you can tell it's just by a few years. It makes you think about WHY we need to find smarter ways to make stuff run.
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A very indapendent teen.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a teacher you have alot of spelling errors