Synopses & Reviews
Left alone for days on end, twelve-and-a-half-year-old Wyatt Reaves burns down the family house. His parents lose everything, but Wyattand#8217;s favorite uncle, Spade, whisks him away to and#8220;safety.and#8221; Spade sees potential in the boyand#8212;to earn moneyand#8212;in the bare-fist fight racket. As the two travel across America for the next six years, living off Wyattand#8217;s earnings and the goodness of ladyfriends, Wyatt begins to search for who he really is . . . and to realize who he isnand#8217;t.
Why I Fight is an astounding coming-of-age novel about a boy whose unhappy childhood leads him into the dangerous world of bare-fist fighting.