Pete Hautman The Big Crunch

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The Big Crunch

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A funny, clear-eyed view of the realities of teenage love from National Book Award winner Pete Hautman.

Jen and Wes do not "meet cute." They do not fall in love at first sight. They do not swoon with scorching desire. They do not believe that they are instant soul mates destined to be together forever. This is not that kind of love story.

Instead, they just hang around in each other's orbits...until eventually they collide. And even after that happens, they're still not sure where it will go. Especially when Jen starts to pity-date one of Wes's friends, and Wes makes some choices that he immediately regrets.

From National Book Award winner Pete Hautman, this is a love story for people not particularly biased toward romance. But it is romantic, in the same way that truth can be romantic and uncertainty can be the biggest certainty of all...

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Pete Hautman won the National Book Award for his novel Godless. He is also the author of the acclaimed novels The Big Crunch, How to Steal a Car, Rash, Invisible, Sweetblood, Hole in the Sky, No Limit, and Mr. Was. His home in the world is Minnesota, and his home on the web is www.petehautman.com.

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*Starred Review* When June starts her junior year of high school in Minneapolis, she isn’t looking for love. Thanks to her management-consultant dad’s constantly shifting positions, this is June’s sixth new school in four years, and she’s learned to guard against getting attached. Then she literally crashes into classmate Wes at a convenience store, and what begins with a black eye for June and a head bump for Wes turns into a true, deep romance that the teens try to sustain after June’s dad moves the family once again. As in Lynne Rae Perkins’ novels, this story’s delight lies in the details. National Book Award–winning Hautman writes with wry humor and a comic’s sense of juxtaposed phrases and timing. From guys’ lunchroom conversations (“How come you didn’t just go online for your porn,” says Wes to a friend who excavates an old Penthouse from his neighbor’s recycling bin) to June’s father’s corporate mantras of self-control and forward thinking, the dialogue is refreshingly honest, particularly in the bewilderingly urgent, awkward exchanges that fuel the attraction between June and Wes. Hautman skillfully subverts clichés in this subtle, authentic, heart-tugging exploration of first love, but his sharp-eyed view of high-school social dynamics and the loving friction between parents and teens on the edge of independence is just as memorable. Grades 8-11. --Gillian Engberg

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