Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Triangle Choke by Patrick Jones-ADVISABLE

Jones, Patrick, Triangle Choke. Pgs. 125. Darbycreek, 2013. $23.95. Content: Language: G, Mature Content: PG, Violence: PG

Hector’s father used to be a boxing champion and he taught Hector how to fight. His mom, however, doesn’t want him to fight. Dad’s not really around and is an alcoholic. Wanting to train for his first amateur fight, he goes against mom’s wishes and seeks out a dojo to help himself further his skill. Will Hector succeed or will his desires ruin his relationship with his mom?

Reluctant reader boys will connect with the realistic characters and well-written plot. Great for fans of fighting, family problems, and realistic fiction. MS, HS. ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Jessica Moody, Library Media Specialist, Olympus Jr. High.

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