Leverage (Hardcover)

By Joshua C. Cohen

Dutton Books, 9780525423065, 425pp.

Publication Date: February 17, 2011

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Description

A Top Ten Best Fiction Book for Young Adults as Selected by the American Library Association

The football field is a battlefield

There's an extraordinary price for victory at Oregrove High. It is paid on-and off-the football field. And it claims its victims without mercy-including the most innocent bystanders.

When a violent, steroid-infused, ever-escalating prank war has devastating consequences, an unlikely friendship between a talented but emotionally damaged fullback and a promising gymnast might hold the key to a school's salvation.

Told in alternating voices and with unapologetic truth, Leverage illuminates the fierce loyalty, flawed justice, and hard-won optimism of two young athletes.



About the Author

Joshua Cohen is a former collegiate gymnast who now lives with his wife in New York City.
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