Knockout

Knockout Review

Levi just wants to be treated like a typical kid. As a baby, he had a serious disease that caused him respiratory issues. He's fine now, but his mom and overprotective brother still think of him as damaged, and his schoolmates see him as the same class clown he's always been. He feels stuck. So when his dad—divorced from his mom—suggests he take up boxing, he falls in love with the sport. And when he finds out about a school with a killer boxing team and a free-study curriculum, it feels like he's found a ticket to a new Levi. But how can he tell his mom about boxing? And how can he convince his family to set him free?

Title:Knockout

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Kathie

    Thank you to Edelweiss+ for an eARC of this book. All opinions are my own.KNOCKOUT is the companion book to HOUSE ARREST, and I enjoyed this book even more than the first one. This is the story of Leo...

  • Kate Olson

    Thanks to @kidlitexchange for the review copy of this title - all opinions are my own.Well, the only possible negative thing I can say about this one is that I wish it were longer! I just read House A...

  • Michelle Simpson

    This companion novel to House Arrest did not disappoint! This time readers hear from Levi as he fights to achieve what he considers a normal life. He examines his relationships with his mother, father...

  • Sreya Van

    ~I received a free copy of this from Chronicle Books through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review~Knockout was definitely different than I was expecting! Written in prose, it was straight to the...

  • Heidi

    Knockout is the first novel in verse I’ve ever read, and I’m glad I started with middle grade. Levi’s story is simple and touching. Left with chronic respiratory issues after an earlier illness,...

  • Rachel

    I'm invested in these characters, so it was fun to visit them about a decade later and find out how the author wrote their future. Levi's voice wasn't as compelling to me as Timothy's in "House Arrest...

  • Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids

    A gripping, humor filled story about one boy's fight for life, and what it means to live. Written in prose, this story's narrative is upfront and direct. Levi's life isn't an easy one, and this story ...

  • Joy Kirr

    Loved HOUSE ARREST better, but this is a solid second in a series. Can’t believe how old Timothy is, and I’m glad the dad didn’t change - makes it more realistic. Loved the journal, too, in this...

  • Julia

    4.5 really! I could not put it down! A unique read. I loved the shape/word poetry and the journal entries. A satisfying read. I loved House Arrest! Leaves me wanting one more book...... ...

  • Ms. Yingling

    E ARC from Netgalley.comDid not meet the needs of my collection at this time. ...