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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (5,223 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Chris Crutcher Narrator: Brian Corrigan Publisher: Listening Library Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2012 ISBN:
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There's bad news and good news about the Cutter High School swim team. The bad news is that they don't have a pool. The good news is that only one of them can swim anyway. A group of misfits brought together by T. J. Jones (the J is redundant), the Cutter All Night Mermen struggle to find their places in a school that has no place for them. T.J. is convinced that a varsity letter jacket - exclusive, revered, the symbol (as far as T.J. is concerned) of all that is screwed up at Cutter High - will also be an effective tool. He's right. He's also wrong. Still, it's always the quest that counts. And the bus on which the Mermen travel to swim meets soon becomes the space where they gradually allow themselves to talk, to fit, to grow. Together they'll fight for dignity in a world where tragedy and comedy dance side by side, where a moment's inattention can bring lifelong heartache, and where true acceptance is the only prescription for what ails us.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Monika | 2/13/2014

    " A good, thought-provoking, quick read. There is one event in this book that I swear will haunt me forever...but I wont spoil it... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Delia R | 1/22/2014

    " I can't believe my favorite book of all time isn't on this list! If you haven't read it, Read it. Now. Just do it. Trust me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cathy | 1/19/2014

    " baddas The Dow Jones (yes, that's really his name) is on a crusade to earn letterman jackets for the high school misfits. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Padjet2 | 1/9/2014

    " T. J who is an adopted 17 year old of black, white, Japanese decent, get a group of guys to join the swim team. One of the members deals with brutal bullying. The seven-man swim team members Each of work together to help the bullied, Chris Coughlin. T.J also find friends outside of his swim team that helps give him perspective about his own life. I would recommend this book to 10th-12th grade readers, due to the heavy themes discussed in the book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mandy | 1/7/2014

    " Great for reluctant readers! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rosalyn *Team Ozera* | 1/2/2014

    " I read this? What?! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 YiShun | 12/26/2013

    " I love all the Crutcher books--the good guys always win. This one was a little bit different; felt a little bit more flip than the others did. When you read enough Crutcher, you go into it for deep, deep satisfaction. This one had more tears than usual. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Taylor | 12/20/2013

    " inspiring story about swimming, racism, retards, and bullies. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Blake Snavely | 11/27/2013

    " This So far Is a Good Book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Savita | 11/10/2013

    " Confusing, at first, but I really do like his writing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kascia | 11/2/2013

    " young adult, coming of age, high school, friendship, realistic fiction, young adult fiction, bullying, chris crutcher, ya boys, ya, sports, multicultural, swimming, teen fiction, misfits, abuse, courage, adoption "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie Mazzoli | 10/11/2013

    " At first it seems childish but grows deeper as you progress "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janki | 9/24/2013

    " Its a great book, its deep and dark, but great. I read it years ago and I can still say this author and this book in particular has changed the way I think. Would have zipped through the book, but sometimes it was just too much for me to read at once. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 MaryAnn Harlan | 1/31/2013

    " I think this was the Crutcher book where I fell off the bandwagon, there is just so much pain going on here, and while I get it, that is the kind of pain there is in the world I guess I just got tired of the same voice, similar story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 1/31/2013

    " It is always so hard to classify a YA book which would be valuable for adults to read. This is the first book by Chris Crutcher that I have read and I look forward to reading more. I found it while creating a recommended reading list about interracial families. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan D. Neal | 10/26/2012

    " Interesting story about the many forms prejudice can take. Great characters, interesting plot. (Lots of strong language and mature themes.) Overall, I really liked it. It's my first introduction to this author's work, and I'm very willing to read more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nan | 10/3/2012

    " Group of losers forms a swim team to prove themselves against the "jocks" at their clique-y high school. Good story, some language and social problems. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annie | 9/1/2012

    " good book, this isn't usually a type of book i would read but it was required for school, but i really liked it! the ending is super sad, but if you are going to read this book, read until there's no more pages, GREAT BOOK! would recommend for all! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 MaryKay | 8/12/2012

    " I enjoyed this book and think it is very well written. It tackles some heavy issues including racism and domestic abuse. The central characters have many admirable qualities but I was disturbed by the frequent swearing and casual attitude towards premarital sex. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jill | 8/8/2012

    " A good re-read from high school! Love Chris Crutcher's YA books :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sherpaxc | 5/26/2012

    " Loved this book. Worst cover ever and worst jacket ever, but what a great book. "

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