About The Book

Boxing is the family sport—but it’s killing the family in this riveting read from the author of Inexcusable, a National Book Award finalist.

It’s been five years since his father died, and fourteen-year-old George is the man of the family. He knows all too well how brutal the life of a fighter can be. Didn’t it kill his father?

But Monty, George’s younger brother, has a completely different attitude. Boxing comes naturally to him. It’s in his blood. He thinks of it as his father’s legacy.

Unless George figures out a way to stop it, will boxing kill Monty, too?

About The Author

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Chris Lynch is the Printz Honor Award–winning author of several highly acclaimed young adult novels, including Printz Honor Book Freewill, Iceman, Gypsy Davy, and Shadow Boxer—all ALA Best Books for Young Adults—as well as Killing Time in Crystal City, Little Blue Lies, Pieces, Kill Switch, Angry Young Man, and Inexcusable, which was a National Book Award finalist and the recipient of six starred reviews. He holds an MA from the writing program at Emerson College. He teaches in the Creative Writing MFA program at Lesley University. He lives in Boston and in Scotland.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (March 5, 2013)
  • Length: 192 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781442446885
  • Grades: 7 and up
  • Ages: 12 - 99
  • Lexile ® 680L

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