Acheson, A.S., Fighting Words. Pgs. 91. Darbycreek, 2014. $27.95. Language: G, Mature Content: PG-13, Mature Content: PG-13
Set in 1870s New York, Myles McReary is trying to save up money to bring his family over from Irealnd. To do so, he is bare knuckles boxing at the Woodrat Club, an underground boxing club and he is one of the toughest boxers. When the club arranges a match between Myles and Giancarlo Sperio, the best boxer in Harlem, Myles begins to worry that he’s met his match. Myles knows he can’t back down. Will he be able to win the fight or will he find another solution?
The characters are realistic and relatable to. The plot is simple, but will engage the reader. Reluctant readers who are interested in sports, boxing, or mysteries will enjoy reading this book. MS, HS. OPTIONAL. Reviewer: Jessica Moody, Library Media Specialist, Olympus Jr. High.