Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Straight Punch

Straight PunchStraight Punch by Monique Polak
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I got a copy of this book from the publisher in an exchange for an honest review

Tessa is a tagger. She loves to express herself through art, in the form of spray paint. Sorry if it was your barn, garage, wall… whatever…. Tessa is going to tag it. After being caught twice by the police and issued a fine, she is warned that if it happens again she is going to have to go court and possibly sent to a delinquent center.
So when Tessa is caught “tagging” a teachers house, she is kicked out of her school and forced to go to an alternative school called New direction. Little did Tessa know that New direction focus’s half there day on boxing.
Tessa has a fear of violence streaming for a hockey riot that she is in with her mother. Forced to get over her fear of violence, Tessa learns how to channel this fear and take out all the aggression through boxing.
The rest of the kids that attend New direction all have a story of how they got there. Tessa refuses to make friends with this kids stating she is “not” like them. Little did she know that should would become great friends with them, and also hear the heartbreaking stories of how they all ended up at New Direction.

All and All a pretty decent book. To be honest, it was not my type of book, but I never turn down a book.

A good middle school read.

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