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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:
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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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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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 "

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