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  • Author:
    Gary Paulsen
  • ISBN:
    0375990542
  • ISBN13:
    978-0375990540
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    Wendy Lamb Books (May 8, 2012)
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    Growing Up & Facts of Life
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GARY PAULSEN is the distinguished author of many critically acclaimed books for young people, His most recent books are Flat Broke, Liar, Liar, Lawn Boy Returns, Woods Runner, Masters of Disaster, Notes from the Dog, Mudshark, Lawn Boy, Molly McGinty Has a Really Good Day, The Time Hackers, and The Amazing Life of Birds (The Twenty Day Puberty Journal of Duane Homer Leech).

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136 pages ; 19 cm. Afraid to actually ask Tina Zabinski for a date, eighth-grader Kevin spends most of his time theorizing about love and romance and observing and analyzing male/female interaction. 780. A Junior Library Guild selection. Accelerated Reader AR MG . Reading Counts RC 6-8 .

Crush by Gary Paulsen is a realistic fiction that explores relationships on a journey to learn how the main character,Kevin Spencer, can date his crush. This book shows Kevin's unusual approach to romance. One of the strengths of the book is the focus on many different relationships which can bring people together. One example would be the first successful arrangement Kevin put together. Kevin invited 6 figure skaters and his brother and 5 hockey players from his brother's team back to his Crush by Gary Paulsen is a realistic fiction that explores relationships on a journey to learn.

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In Gary Paulsen's companion to Liar, Liar and Flat Broke, Kevin's experiments in true love are truly hilarious.

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Random House Children's Books. After scheming to make his life easier by lying (and that not working out), and scheming to make his life easier by making a lot of money (and that not working out), Kevin decides he will go about things scientifically this time and attempt to make Tina his girlfriend by conducting experiements about what makes people fall in love.

GARY PAULSEN is the distinguished author of many critically acclaimed books for young people, His most recent books are Liar Liar, Masters of Disaster, Lawn Boy Returns, Woods Runner, Notes from the Dog, Mudshark, Lawn Boy, Molly McGinty Has a Really Good Day, The Time.

GARY PAULSEN is the distinguished author of many critically acclaimed books for young people, His most recent books are Liar Liar, Masters of Disaster, Lawn Boy Returns, Woods Runner, Notes from the Dog, Mudshark, Lawn Boy, Molly McGinty Has a Really Good Day, The Time Hackers, and The Amazing Life of Birds (The Twenty Day Puberty Journal of Duane Homer Leech). Библиографические данные. Flat Broke: The Theory, Practice and Destructive Properties of Greed Liar Liar.

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Readers met the comical Kevin in Liar, Liar and Flat Broke.  Kevin gets serious about Tina Zabinski, the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. Finally, finally, he's worked up his courage—he's going to ask her out. Or will his trademark scheming get in his way?

Steel_Blade
It was great. I love this book it was awesome a bad book duke do not I a o w
Folsa
Eighth-grade student Kevin Spencer is cute and funny --- and a bit full of himself. In his 14 years, he has developed interpersonal skills with the knowledge that "the best way to make other people like you is to show them how great you think they are."

In the past, Kevin's manipulative ways of getting people to like him and do what he wants have been successful to some degree. Now he's working on romance. Kevin considers himself the "most romantic guy you'll ever meet," except that he's never had a girlfriend. In fact, he has never even gone out on a real date. He's hoping to change all that by asking Katrina Maria Zabinski to a middle-school dance. Tina, whose laugh "sounds like bells or angels," is the most beautiful girl he has ever seen.

One day, after working up the courage to spring the question on Tina, Kevin walks into the cafeteria and sees her sitting at the lunch table with another guy. To make matters worse, Cash Devine, the new kid at school, has the looks and confidence of a "male-model wannabee."

To win Tina's heart, and learn all about romance, Kevin decides to take a scientific approach and create experiments to observe the behaviors of test subjects. By applying the principles of scientific method, he believes he can understand the chemistry between males and females. In Kevin's mind, to unleash his "inner Casanova," he has to tap into his "inner umm, Copernicus."

The budding Casanova's experiments begin with his family. His observation of his parents, with the help of his young neighbor Markie, ends dismally. Frequently married and often divorced Auntie Buzz doesn't have the best track record in the lasting romance department. Kevin turns to his sister Sarah for help, but she turns the tables on him, which is an eye-opening experience. Kevin's observations of his hockey-playing brother Daniel and some other skating stars yield promising results. Then there are his experiments with health-nut and best friend JonPaul, along with friends Dash and Wheels. His direct attempt at questioning Connie Shaw gets messy, but he learns an important lesson.

While implementing his scientific approach, Kevin reaffirms Sir Isaac Newton's Third Law of Motion "that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction." He also comes to agree with Francis Bacon that "Truth emerges more readily from error than from confusion." In the end, Kevin discovers that the scientific mind is no match for action.

CRUSH is the follow-up to Gary Paulsen's LIAR, LIAR and FLAT BROKE, and readers of these previous books will recognize Kevin's friends and family, and will be introduced to a few new characters. Deftly woven into the story line are some scientific terms and principles. Seen through Kevin's worldview, CRUSH is a humorous and heartwarming story about the wonderful and mysterious matters of the heart.

Reviewed by Donna Volkenannt
Hellmaster
Its filled with bad words, and its not what I expected. Its very inappropriate in ways I would disapprove of. I think its boring and not at all exciting. I would defiantly not recommend this book.

Written by a 9 year old
Cerar
Purchased for my grandchildren and they will enjoy it. Looks like a good reading book for grade schoolers. Good service.
Owomed
Arrived quickly and in good shape. No torn pages or bent bindings. Teenage boys loves the author and reads everything by him.
Kaghma
Have you ever noticed how hard young love can be? Kevin Spencer has got a ridiculously bad crush on Tina, unfortunately, he isn't real good at asking beautiful girls out on dates. But, he has a plan. Basically he is going to take it slow and play it cool before he makes his move, that is until Tina is caught hanging out with Cash Devine, a new cute boy at school. Kevin now decides it might make more sense to take a more scientific approach regarding matters of the heart. Kevin attempted to observe his parents but that was a disaster. He cooked a fantastic dinner for them only to have them become suspicious, clumsy and wonder why he was spying on them. He went to Auntie Buzz, who lived over the garage, but her advice was outdated and a little nutty. In a last attempt of desperation he went to his sister Sarah. To his surprise she contacted her girl clan and set up a boot camp for Kevin, but that didn't work either. All Kevin got was a bunch of criticism from the know-it-all girls who, at the end of the day, thought he was a lost cause. Kevin then decided he must get aggressive. He needed to observe a relationship from the very beginning so that he can learn how it develops and ultimately how it works. His great idea is to help his brother find a girlfriend, with the hopes of learning how to get and keep Tina' attention. Paulsen has created another hilarious tale for middle grade boys to enjoy and laugh along with the characters. School shenanigans of adolescents will have young readers laughing and turning the pages for more of this really fast paced read.
Yanki
It was a great book but it was really short. I took my time and finished it in a day. It had kind of a sudden ending and all I can say about the ending is...

men
Another one of Gary Paulsen's books. It too, is a quick and easy read. Again, Kevin is ambitious, but if he continues on the track he's on, he is likely to lose his opportunity to date Tina Zabinski. If every child was as ambitious as Kevin, they would have an impressive life resume.

For instance, in the first book, "Liar, Liar",- Kevin was deceptive calculated and manipulative; yet creative in his approach in the second book, "Flat Broke,"- Kevin knew he had no money- so he was calculated and manipulative, yet creative in his approach, and in this book, "Crush"- he knows his past history, so he doesn't want to mess up his chances he MIGHT have with TINA sooooo-

If you read this book, you will see through Kevin's eyes, a need to apply the scientific method in approaching a girl properly so that he doesn't make the same mistakes he's made in the past run-in's with Tina- the girl of his dreams. BUT will he have time because there is a "New Kid on the Block"- Cash Devine, or is the Scientific Method really necessary in the dating department?

Again, Cute, Quick and Easy Read. Another fun one by Gary Paulsen. In my opinion, you will enjoy it. Happy Reading!