” Certainly working with teens keeps me up to date with language and with certain kinds of thinking. I often feel like I have to go back to that 17-year-old Chris Crutcher, and that forms the core voice. I can draw on teens from 1964 to 2001 to find a part of the voice I need. “


” I don’t think I’ll ever lose the feeling that I had when I read ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ – Harper Lee was going back into her childhood. I grew up in a real small town – Lee’s was in the South, mine the Northwest – but small towns have a lot in common. There was such a revelation in knowing that a story could be told like that. “


” I think the value in books like mine, and a great number by other talented writers, is in the ability to bring dark subjects into the open where they are not so dark, where they can be talked about and considered by teens and adults alike. “


” I can’t think of a subject that is taboo for me, unless it’s one I simply don’t know anything about. “


” I was pretty anti-academic, and I wasn’t much of a student. I had a really short attention span and did not get a lot out of high school academically. I think college was a little the same way. “


” As much as we’d like to think life is sacred, there’s not a lot of evidence for that. The universe is maddeningly casual, giving and taking it. “



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Certainly working with teens keeps me up to date with language and with certain kinds of thinking. I often feel like I have to go back to that 17-year-old Chris Crutcher, and that forms the core voice. I can draw on teens from 1964 to 2001 to find a part of the voice I need.
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