Tap Out

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Running Press, Sep 11, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 320 pages
2 Reviews

Seventeen-year-old Tony Antioch lives in Pleasant Meadows, a trailer park where questions aren't asked since everyone already knows the answers from their own experience. He dreams of rescuing his mother from her constant stream of abusive boyfriends but in reality can barely duck the punches that are aimed at himself.

When Tony is coerced into joining his friend Rob's Mixed Martial Arts class, he is surprised to find that he has a talent that he actually wants to develop. But with a meth-dealing biker gang that is hungry for recruits and a vicious cycle of poverty and violence that precedes him, Tony is going to need a lot more than blood and guts to find a way out.

Gritty, powerful, and unapologetic, Tap Out explores what it takes to stay true to oneself and the consequences of the choices made along the way in order to do so.


 

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User Review  - mckall08 - LibraryThing

If there is a debate as to whether YA or Teen sections novels should have a redemptive resolution, Tap Out should create a spark among librarians. The long review preceding mine only alludes to Tony's ... Read full review

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User Review  - StarrK - LibraryThing

I received a digital galley, free, in exchange for my honest opinion. This originally caught my attention through the BEA Book Buzz I received from Netgalley. When I saw that it was about mixed ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
11
Section 3
22
Section 4
29
Section 5
40
Section 6
60
Section 7
69
Section 8
83
Section 15
179
Section 16
200
Section 17
211
Section 18
225
Section 19
235
Section 20
245
Section 21
259
Section 22
268

Section 9
98
Section 10
113
Section 11
125
Section 12
139
Section 13
148
Section 14
164
Section 23
282
Section 24
295
Section 25
302
Section 26
312
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Eric Devine is currently a writer, high school English teacher, and educational consultant. He is also the author of This Side of Normal, a novel about a teen struggling with type 1 diabetes. He lives in Waterford, New York, with his family, and can be found online at ericdevine.org and on Twitter @eric_devine.