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Gravity 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 Well written almost true tale following a young girl fighter from her twelve year old first visit to a boxing gym in NYC to her Olympic debut I found the subject matter of this book fascinating, but couldn t quite fall in love with the novel itself It felt to me as if the author sacrificed some tension by trying to follow the real life story a bit too closely While this resulted in an honest feel to the book, it seemed to me as if it dragged the story down a bit.But a good read, and if you ar Well written almost true tale following a young girl fighter from her twelve year old first visit to a boxing gym in NYC to her Olympic debut I found the subject matter of this book fascinating, but couldn t quite fall in love with the novel itself It felt to me as if the author sacrificed some tension by trying to follow the real life story a bit too closely While this resulted in an honest feel to the book, it seemed to me as if it dragged the story down a bit.But a good read, and if you are interested in the world of amateur boxing, this is a must read I have had this book on my radar for a while I love reading sports books, and especially when we are talking about elite level sports What sweetened the deal was the sport involved boxing I find the sport so brutal, but reading about women trying to be taken seriously in this world was fascinating But this wasn t just a girl trying to make it in a man s world story This was a story about a young women, who pushed herself to succeed despite multiple obstacles in her way A girl, who had to I have had this book on my radar for a while I love reading sports books, and especially when we are talking about elite level sports What sweetened the deal was the sport involved boxing I find the sport so brutal, but reading about women trying to be taken seriously in this world was fascinating But this wasn t just a girl trying to make it in a man s world story This was a story about a young women, who pushed herself to succeed despite multiple obstacles in her way A girl, who had to fight the negativity of a thieving alcoholic mother and an absent father to believe in herself and her talent A girl, who had to push through her workouts and school, while assuming parenting duties for her younger brother Let s just say, it was easy to root for Gravity My need for her to succeed was great, and I was proud of her There was drama and romance and heartbreak and lots of boxing It was quite a world Deming brought me into, and I was glad to have taken this journey to the Olympics with Gravity BLOG INSTAGRAM TWITTER BLOGLOVIN FRIEND ME ON GOODREADS Once Gravity found her way to the Cops n Kids gym, a place with no address, she couldn t stop going There was a smell the gym of boys and sweat, and it gave her a real reason to hit something and hit it hard As Gravity got older, she got better at boxing, quickly becoming a young boxer to watch in the circuit She headed undefeated into meets that could lead her to the Olympics, but her home life was a mess Her mother was an abusive alcoholic who was best when she was ignoring Gravity and he Once Gravity found her way to the Cops n Kids gym, a place with no address, she couldn t stop going There was a smell the gym of boys and sweat, and it gave her a real reason to hit something and hit it hard As Gravity got older, she got better at boxing, quickly becoming a young boxer to watch in the circuit She headed undefeated into meets that could lead her to the Olympics, but her home life was a mess Her mother was an abusive alcoholic who was best when she was ignoring Gravity and her little brother Her father had left, returned and then disappeared again Now Gravity had a way forward, a way to create a future for herself and her brother separate from her mother All she had to do was win, and she worked hard and wanted it badly But nothing comes easily, especially in boxing.I must admit that I m not usually a fan of sports novels, but Deming s novel of Gravity and her battles to make it out of poverty and abuse caught me and held me in its sweaty arms Deming herself has personal knowledge of boxing as a New York City Golden Gloves champion and boxing journalist She takes that knowledge and allows readers to see beyond the physicality and violence of boxing into the art and skill of the sport Her writing is fast paced and the bouts themselves are readable, understandable, and sometimes bloody.Gravity is a fantastic heroine, someone who is resilient and strong both in her heart and her body She is confident but not overly so, someone that readers will relate to and understand deeply as she is shown so clearly and vividly in this novel Gravity is also someone who loves deeply, including family and her coach This novel doesn t shrink away from sex either, nicely never shaming the participants either.A gripping, feminist sports novel that will grab readers and not let them go Appropriate for ages 15 18 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 purp 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 toI 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 nothingto 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

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