December 27, 2012

Review: Tap out by Eric Devine

Seventeen-year-old Tony Antioch lives in Pleasant Meadows, a trailer park where questions aren't asked since everyone already knows the answers from their own experience. He dreams of rescuing his mother from her constant stream of abusive boyfriends but in reality can barely duck the punches that are aimed at himself.
When Tony is coerced into joining his friend Rob's Mixed Martial Arts class, he is surprised to find that he has a talent that he actually wants to develop. But with a meth-dealing biker gang that is hungry for recruits and a vicious cycle of poverty and violence that precedes him, Tony is going to need a lot more than blood and guts to find a way out.
Gritty, powerful, and unapologetic, Tap Out explores what it takes to stay true to oneself and the consequences of the choices made along the way in order to do so.
I didn't think I would like this book because of the cover, but hey They say never judge a book by it's cover. I don't usually like books about drugs and wrestling. But I really did like this one because it talked about how this kid was to get out of the situation he was in and how he managed to have good people behind him and be able to live his life normally.
Publisher-  Running Press Kids
Reviewer Rating: 4.5 Stars
Reviewed by~Sierra Wells (Student at Franklin High School)
Thank you to the publisher for the donation of this book to the Read for your Future book program!


1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a great read. It reminds me of Chris Crutcher's novels. Out of curiosity What does FHS student stand for at the end of your post ?


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