Chris Crutcher is one of my favorite YA authors, and this book didn’t disappoint. What I enjoy most about Crutcher’s novels are the characters. No one writes more likable or hated characters than Crutcher, IMHO, and the protagonist and antagonist in Period.8 are some of his best yet–again, IMHO. Just as we discussed during last class, this novel delivers the ultimate good guy and the hated bully.
What I’d like to discuss this week, though, is the importance of this book as it relates to the issues kids are dealing with today. How does Crutcher develop this invisible wall between the teens and the adults? Why is this important to the story? Why would this interest YA readers?
You can discuss any and/or all of these points and/or questions, or you can talk about whatever you want to talk about. See you Tuesday.