Deadline

by Chris Crutcher

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Chapter 1

Vocabulary

glib
cliche
indigestible (5)
voraciously (5)
demeanor (6)
doused (6)
symmetry (6)
congruence (6)
protrude (6)
resilient (10)

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"I don't have anything to teach anyone about life, and I'm not brave, but I'd rather be a flash than a slowly cooling ember, so I'll eat healthy food, gobble supplements, sleep good, and take whatever the universe gives me." (Ben Wolf, 10)

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Chapter 2

Vocabulary

protagonist (13)
unison (13)
microcosm (13)
inkling (15)
infraction (15)
entity (16)
contempt (16)
detrimental (16)
affirmative (17)
eccentric (17)
inseam (20)

Allusions

Wizard of Oz extras (12)
Jim Brown (20)
Larry Bird (20)
"the time it takes a bull rider to get points" (20)

Cool Quotes

"I've known Coach since junior high school when he came to our house to lay out future plans for my brother, took a look around, and turned into our backup dad." (Ben Wolf, 18)

"Plus, I'm blessed with one thing no one on our team or any other team has. I'm blessed with nothing to lose." (Ben Wolf, 20)

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Chapter 3

Vocabulary

incomprehensible (21)
burrow (21)
pummeled (21)
resume (21)
tentative (22)
congruent (23)
bewilderment (23)
psychiatric (23)
pathetic (24)
initiate (24)
consolidate (24)
probability (25)
redouble (26)
virile (27)
divine (28)
dispensation (28)
coveting (28)
kamikaze (32)
paranoid schizophrenia (32)

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Cool Quotes

"It's hard to imagine what isn't" (23)

"I rethink...my decision not to tell my brother and my parents...because I worry about how betrayed they might feel that I didn't let them prepare" (23)

"This is a story about a kid who always knew at some core level he was moving on early and, even through the initial terror and disbelief, is going to figure out, come hell or high water (I vote high water), a way to consolidate a life into a year." (24)

"We talk about what to do with my life." (33)

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Chapter 4
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Chapter 5
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Chapter 6
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Chapter 7
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Chapter 8
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Chapter 9
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Chapter 10
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Chapter 11
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Chapter 12
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Chapter 13

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Chapter 14
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Chapter 15
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Chapter 16
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Chapter 17
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Chapter 18
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Chapter 19
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Chapter 20

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Chapter 21

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Chapter 22
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