Bibliographic Information: Spinelli, J. (1996). Crash. New York, NY: Scholastic Inc.

Annotation: Crash is on the football team and in 7th grade. He is your typical bully, however when tragedy strikes his home he learns to change his bullying ways.

Genre: Realistic fiction

Grade level: 4th-6th

Readers who will like this book: Young readers who are learning about bullying and like novels that involve sports would enjoy reading this book.

Personal response and rating: 5/5 I feel that young readers can find a way to relate to this book and learn from the main characters lessons and the moral of the story.

Text dependent question: Who does Crash have a crush on?