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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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
LibraryThing ReviewUser 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