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Pocket Books, 2000 - Fiction - 196 pages
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"You're nothing but trouble..."
"You'll never amount to anything..."


Nothing comes easy for Diana Guzman. She's in trouble at school, her father underestimates her, and her friends are few. Then, in a gritty Brooklyn gym, she discovers the secret world of boxing. Day by day, as she trains in secret, she finds an outlet for all her anger, energy, and frustration. And Adrian, a handsome young boxer with dreams of his own, is soon part of the attraction.

Now Diana is feeling something new -- confidence, pride, respect. She's standing a little bit taller, and in the blood, sweat, and roar of the ring, she's going the distance. But the cost of winning may be the love she has just begun to taste...

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About the author (2000)

A native of Brooklyn, Frank Lauria is the author of the Minstrel Books tie-ins Alaska and The Mask of Zorro. For other publishers he has novelized End of Days, Pitch Black, and Dark City. He has published eleven novels for adults, including three bestsellers. He has written magazine articles and book reviews and has been an advertising and publishing copy writer and a book editor. Frank Lauria currently teaches a writing workshop in San Francisco, where he lives.

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