Knockout (Hardcover)

By K.A. Holt

Chronicle Books, 9781452163581, 288pp.

Publication Date: March 6, 2018

List Price: 16.99*
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Levi just wants to be treated like a typical kid. As a baby, he had a serious disease that caused him respiratory issues. He's fine now, but his mom and overprotective brother still think of him as damaged, and his schoolmates see him as the same class clown he's always been. He feels stuck. So when his dad—divorced from his mom—suggests he take up boxing, he falls in love with the sport. And when he finds out about a school with a killer boxing team and a free-study curriculum, it feels like he's found a ticket to a new Levi. But how can he tell his mom about boxing? And how can he convince his family to set him free?

About the Author

K. A. Holt is the author of Rhyme Schemer and House Arrest, along with several other books for young people. She lives in Austin, Texas, and is active within the vibrant Texas writing community.

Praise For Knockout

"An appealing story that most readers will find to be, yes, a knockout." -Booklist

"Will. resonate with. all tweens who are eager to establish their independence." -School Library Journal

"Light on its feet, and fiercely big-hearted." -Adam Rex, New York Times-bestselling author of The True Meaning of Smekday

"Fast and victorious." - Kirkus Reviews

"Excellent and compelling."--Book Riot