Mr. Logs's Period 8 class is a safe zone for students like Paulie, who has just confessed to Hannah that he cheated, to talk in a safe environment. However the attendees of Period 8 are unaware that one of their own is holding a big secret. When one of their classmates, Mary, disappears Paulie and his classmates begin to wonder if her strict father might have anything to do with her disappearance. But many things don't seem to be making much sense to Paulie, except for his time training long distance swimming with his coach Logs. One night swimming out on the lake Paulie begins to put the pieces of the puzzle together as he tries to figure out who is behind Mary's strange actions and disappearance. This novel is packed with action, suspense, and a well rounded stand-up guy as a main character. It is a book true to Crutcher's writing style, perfect for reluctant readers and boys who like reading books with male athlete leads.
Crutcher, C. (2013). Period 8. New York: Greenwillow Books