John "Crash" Coogan, a seventh-grade football star, has been an aggressive person from the time he was very young; sometimes, he is too aggressive. He enjoys his rough, macho behavior until he meets an unusual neighbor who forces him to think about his life and his way of treating others.
A rare glimpse into the life of a bully in an unforgettable story about stereotypes and surprises.
"Spinelli's fast-paced, lively novel is great fun to read." — Horn Book