One Good Punch

By Rich Wallace
Publisher Knopf Imprint Alfred A. Knopf ISBN


Awards and Honors 2008 ALA Best Book for Young Adults

One Good Punch

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Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Alcohol Abuse,Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Drug Use/Abuse,Language: Mild Language,Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes

As captain of the track team and a decent student who's never been in trouble, Michael Kerrigan is "almost too good to be true." He wants to go on to college and be an inspiration for his aging factory town, but his bright future is threatened when the police find marijuana in his locker. When an ex-boxer tells him all it took was "one good punch" to take him out of competition, Michael wonders if his dreams are about to be knocked out for good. Library edition with trade jacket added.
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