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A S King Meets Chris Crutcher In Boxing Journalist Sarah Deming S YA Novel About A Young Female Boxer Who Learns To Fight For What She WantsWhen Gravity Delgado Walks Into Cops N Kids, A No Frills Brooklyn Boxing Gym, And Starts Working With The Legendary Coach Thomas, She Joins A True Melting Pot Of Fighters There S The Flirtatious Lefty A Southpaw , Hard To Beat D Minus They Call Me D Minus Cause I M All You Need , Artistic Kimani Monster Browne, And A Host Of Others At The Gym, Gravity Finds The Unexpected The Father She S Never Had In Her Coach, Not One But Two Romantic Prospects, And, Most Importantly, A Love And Skill For Boxing If She Can Stay Focused, Despite Her Troubled Home Life, She Might Just Have A Shot At The OlympicsWith Each Blow, Each Jab, And Each Punch, Sarah Deming Draws Her Readers Into The Gritty And Inspiring World Of Gravity Delgado, A Jewish Dominican Teenager Growing Up In Brooklyn And Aspiring For Greatness This novel made me appreciate boxing for the first time Gravity s story is one of hardship, determination, sex, and boxing The sex scenes are very well done as the author captures the vulnerable girl s need for love The training for fights was well described by the author who boxed herself And I plan to make to make coconut rice after learning about it here. I received this book from netgalley in exchange for my honest review I thought this book was pretty good, it reminded me of the movie Girlfight in a way, only less romancy Some of the book was kind of hard to get through which is why I rated it lower than 4 stars, it seemed like the part leading up to the fight was a little bit boring, the articles were skimmed over I wanted to have a little training action boxing stuff I wasn t thrilled with the relationship part of it, her jumping into one with the one guy, then being all blushy with another without anything happening with that one, but it made it seem a little real and a little less book perfect I think this book would be great for people who like sports type girl power books with a bit of street in it. I had a range of emotions when reading this book I had really high highs, anxiety and I was weepy in some parts I was hooked when I read the synopsis about a female boxer I was hooked from the first word Then the main character had the coolest name, Gravity Delgado I loved this girl I cannot say enough good things about her.Gravity had a sh ty life She was half Jewish and Dominican with a drug and alcohol, drug addicted and abusive mother Gravity s dad left without a word when she was 8 years old This girl was responsible for her little brother and she made sure he was taken care of, loved and safe I liked how she didn t dwell on the hand life dealt her and she had an extended family with her cousin and aunt but the gym was her real family.It was so refreshing to learn about the world of boxing and how female boxers have a harder road Gravity had a father daughter relationship with Coach Thomas That man kept her humble Gravity may have been a kick ass boxer but she was still a young girl who was naive and too trusting There were a few instances that I could tell a situation was not good for her and she suffered painful consequences as a result of a few of them She loved and had her first heartbreak I couldn t stand Lefty He was so wrong but I was shocked we didn t get a better resolution to that relationship but as in real life we have all had a douche bag guy or girl break our heart with no closure Her true love, in my opinion, was D Minus I liked that kid s swagger I could go for a book about him in the futureThere were two things I did not like First, I did not like the blog entry style used when the report Carmen Cruz wrote about the bouts They ruined the flow of the story When I wanted to know the winners of the fights we had to wade through posts for information Second, the book ended on a cliffhanger to me Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. Book ReviewGravity by Sarah DemingPublishing date November 12, 2019Read courtesy of Netgalley.comI really enjoyed this book and look forward to recommending it to my high school students It will appeal to a wide range of readers because it crosses cultural, gender, and pastime boundaries.Deming did a nice job of giving characters personalities and motivations for ex., why a guy named Monster always wore pink The characters had distinct and interesting personalities Their interplay was purposeful and engaging Readers will want to continue to read to go through the characters ups and downs with them.Not knowing Spanish or NYC culture, I had to look up quite a few terms foods or the name of a game that I couldn t figure out from their context As a teen I probably wouldn t be as hung up, i.e anal, about looking up those words, but as a former English teacher current librarian, I had to I also didn t know some of the boxing terms yes, I looked them up, too even though they were a little easier to figure out On the other hand, Deming did well explaining the difference between a puncher and a boxer, which was important to some of the characterizations.Deming inserted off color but tame humor that teens at which teens might groan but secretly appreciate She also inserted a red herring in the story that really threw me off no spoiler, but it included a selfie I kept expecting this inclusion in the plot to have serious repercussions, but that never materialized It was probably left in the story to show how distracted Gravity was at that point, but that could have been accomplished in a different way, especially since nothing came of it There was also a gratuitous mention of Michael Phelps I ll assume to create the timeline and setting.Favorite line Regrets are like roaches Exterminate them before that multiply A missing piece for me is explaining how Gravity got the money to do all of her international traveling.Milk became a motif I have nothing to say about this yet.I ll also have to say that I ll recommend this book to students who can keep a fairly large number of characters straight In spite of often using nicknames and not given names, I still sometimes had difficulty with remembering which character had what role for this story.