Crash by Jerry Spinelli Discussion Questions

Instructor: Christopher Muscato

Chris has a master's degree in history and teaches at the University of Northern Colorado.

''Crash'' is a young-adult novel about an aggressive athlete who learns to define his own expectations for himself. These discussion questions can help your students work through this story.


Crash is a 1996 young-adult novel by Jerry Spinelli, in which a young, aggressive athlete learns to see himself beyond the assumptions and expectations others have placed upon him. It's a compelling story that opens lots of room for discussion. These questions can help guide your students through a class discussion on the characters, plot, and themes of the novel. These questions are designed for middle schoolers but can be adapted to different age levels.

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