Synopses & Reviews
andlt;Bandgt;Boxing is the family sportand#8212;but itand#8217;s killing the family in this riveting read from the author of andlt;I andgt;Inexcusableandlt;/Iandgt;, a National Book Award finalist.andlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Itand#8217;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. Didnand#8217;t it kill his father?andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;But Monty, Georgeand#8217;s younger brother, has a completely different attitude. Boxing comes naturally to him. Itand#8217;s in his blood. He thinks of it as his fatherand#8217;s legacy.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Unless George figures out a way to stop it, will boxing kill Monty, too?
About the Author
Chris Lynch is the Printz Honor Awardandndash;winning author of several highly acclaimed young adult novels, including Printz Honor Book andlt;iandgt;Freewillandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Icemanandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Gypsy Davyandlt;/iandgt;, and andlt;iandgt;Shadow Boxerandlt;/iandgt;andmdash;all ALA Best Books for Young Adultsandmdash;as well as andlt;iandgt;Killing Time in Crystal Cityandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Little Blue Liesandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Piecesandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Kill Switchandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Angry Young Manandlt;/iandgt;, and andlt;iandgt;Inexcusableandlt;/iandgt;, 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.