Crash is a 1996 young adult novel by Jerry Spinelli. This coming-of-age story follows 7th grader John “Crash” Coogan’s gradual progression from cocky football jock to mature, sensitive friend, brother, and son. (From Wikipedia)
This book was great! It really was. I was surprised how rude the boys were though. And mean! But as the story progresses, Crash’s attitude improves.
I was afraid that I wouldn’t be able to finish it because it was realistic fiction rather than fantasy and adventure, etc.
Maybe I should read more of Jerry Spinelli’s books.
Now I am reading The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander. It’s part of The Chronicles of Prydain~Book I.