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The Big Crunch

The Big Crunch

By Pete Hautman   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545240758 Hardcover
288 Pages | 5.68" x 8.53" | Ages 13 & Up

Wes and June do not "meet cute." They do not swoon with desire. They do not instantly feel like soul mates. This is not that kind of love story.

Instead, June and Wes 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 after June starts to pity-date one of Wes's friends. Especially after their orbits don't align so closely anymore. This is a love story for readers not particularly biased toward romance. But it is romantic, in the same way that the truth can sometimes be romantic, and uncertainty can be a big come-on.

Raves & reviews:

Praise for How to Steal a Car:

"A sporty, stylish model with peppy acceleration and surprising traction, this will be a sweet ride for readers from reluctant to avid." -Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"[A] joyride of a novel... Hautman's charismatic firstperson narrator recounts a convincing tale of a good girl stumbling upon her wild streak." -Horn Book

"A sharply observed, subversive coming-of-age tale." -Kirkus Reviews

"A great contemporary read for anyone who loves quirky narrators!"