by Chris CrutcherBook : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school  |  1st ed
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A nice addition to any library.   (2009-07-17)
An athlete on the fringe of socially acceptable groups starts his own swim tean with a group of misfits. Many interactions with narrow-minded bad guys. Positive resolution to conflict, but major loss involved. A bit far-fetched but fringe kids will identify. ...
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Washington Reads (Summer 2007) Selection   (2007-08-16)
Smart and funny T.J. Jones helps to assemble a swim team made up of outsiders in a school with no pool, in order to retaliate for injustices from the establishment. The team bus rides enable the teens to share their personal conflicts and feelings in a compassionate story of intense athletic competition...