The Boxer

Nikesh Shukla

10-12 years
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27 June 2019
9781444940695
288 pages
Synopsis

Told over the course of the ten rounds of his first fight, this is the story of amateur boxer Sunny. A seventeen year old feeling isolated and disconnected in the city he's just moved to, Sunny joins a boxing club to learn to protect himself after a racist attack. He finds the community he's been desperately seeking at the club, and a mentor in trainer Shobu, who helps him find his place in the world. But racial tensions are rising in the city, and when a Far Right march through Bristol turns violent, Sunny is faced with losing his new best friend Keir to radicalisation.

A gripping, life-affirming YA novel about friendship, radicalisation and finding where you belong.

a compelling novel

The Sunday Times

A story of fear, hope, and identity in Bristol

The Observer

A compelling gut punch of a novel about friendship and belonging

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