Title: Running Loose
Author: Chris Crutcher
Louie, a high school senior in a small Idaho town, learns about sportsmanship, love, and death as he matures into manhood.
Louie Banks has it made.
He’s got a starting spot on the football team, good friends, and a smart, beautiful girlfriend who loves him as much as he loves her.
Early in the fall, he sees all his ideas of fair play go up in smoke; by spring, what he cares about most has been destroyed. How can Louie keep going when he’s lost everything?