The Sledding Hill: A Play Adapted From The Novel By Chris Crutcher (Paperback)
When his dad and best friend, Billy, each die within the space of a month, 14-year old Eddie Proffit elects to go mute to manage his pain. Soon, he begins seeing Billy everywhere - in dreams, while he's running - a fact that magnifies his grief and leads him to question his sanity. But, with Billy's help, Eddie emerges from the dark room of his grief to confront powerful town censors who would ban a book from his high school English class in the name of morality. Narrated by Billy from beyond the grave, this electric theatrical adaptation of Chris Crutcher's beloved 2005 meta-fictional novel features a cast of passionate teen characters, imaginative staging, and more than one full-throated debate about the value of intellectual freedom for teens and the rights of youth to read what they choose.
"Jarrett Dapier has done a masterful job adapting The Sledding Hill. Translated into its new medium, every salient point is made, and it's just fun." -Chris Crutcher