The Big Crunch

The Big Crunch

By Pete Hautman

Scholastic Press, Hardcover, 9780545240758, 280pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2011

Description

A funny, clear-eyed view of the realities of teenage love from National Book Award winner Pete Hautman.

Jen and Wes do not "meet cute." They do not fall in love at first sight. They do not swoon with scorching desire. They do not believe that they are instant soul mates destined to be together forever.

This is not that kind of love story.

Instead, they just 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 when Jen starts to pity-date one of Wes's friends, and Wes makes some choices that he immediately regrets.

From National Book Award winner Pete Hautman, this is a love story for people not particularly biased toward romance. But it is romantic, in the same way that truth can be romantic and uncertainty can be the biggest certainty of all.



About the Author
Pete Hautman is the author of "Godless", which won the National Book Award, and many other critically acclaimed books for teens and adults, including "Blank Confession", "All-In", "Rash", "No Limit", "Invisible", and "Mr. Was", which was nominated for an Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America. Pete lives in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Visit him at PeteHautman.com.