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Scholastic Inc., Oct 1, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 240 pages
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Award-winning author, Sharon G. Flake, presents a powerful novel about a teen boy and girl, each tackling disabilities. Autumn and Adonis have nothing in common and everything in common. Autumn is outgoing and has lots of friends. Adonis is shy and not so eager to connect with people. But even with their differences, the two have one thing in common--they're each dealing with a handicap. For Autumn, who has a learning disability, reading is a painful struggle that makes it hard to focus in class. But as her schoolís most aggressive team wrestler, Autumn can take down any problem. Adonis is confined to a wheelchair. He has no legs. He can't walk or dance. But heís a strong reader who loves books. Even so, Adonis has a secret he knows someone like Autumn can heal. In time, Autumn and Adonis are forced to see that our greatest weaknesses can turn into the assets that forever change us and those we love. Told in alternating voices, Takedown explores issues of self-discovery, friendship, and what it means to be different.

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What I liked least was the whole love story. - Goodreads
The depiction of a girl wrestling is great. - Goodreads
And the ending, while satisfying, was too facile. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Jill - Goodreads

Oh, where should I begin... Well, the writing is good except the entire plot is riddled with gaps and lapses in logic. Here are but a few: 1. The amazing school passes students who can't read. 2. The ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tara - Goodreads

Autumn is the only girl wrestler at her school, but that doesn't stop her from moving up. Her physical strength and her mental ability to change her body's positions intimidate others. However she can ... Read full review

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