Suckerpunch (Hardcover)

By David Hernandez

Harper Teen, 9780061173301, 217pp.

Publication Date: December 26, 2007



It's the summer before senior year, and Marcus should be hanging out, filling his sketchbook, maybe asking a girl out for once. So why is he in a car with his brother, his brother's girl, and the pistol, headed straight toward his dad?

David Hernandez writes with striking lyricism and unfaltering poise. Suckerpunch marks the debut of a superb and important new literary talent.

Praise For Suckerpunch

“From the opening sentence, the writing shocks, then mesmerizes readers....Hernandez’s solid first YA effort will have readers clamoring for his next work.”
-Kirkus Reviews

“Beautifully executed.”
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)