Told over the course of the ten rounds of his first fight, this is the story of amateur boxer Sunny. A seventeen year old feeling isolated and disconnected in the city he’s just moved to, Sunny joins a boxing club to learn to protect himself after a racist attack. He finds the community he’s been desperately seeking at the club, and a mentor in trainer Shobu, who helps him find his place in the world. But racial tensions are rising in the city, and when a Far Right march through Bristol turns violent, Sunny is faced with losing his new best friend Keir to radicalisation.
A gripping, life-affirming YA novel about friendship, radicalisation and finding where you belong.
a compelling novel
The Sunday Times
A story of fear, hope, and identity in Bristol
A compelling gut punch of a novel about friendship and belonging
A gritty, thought-provoking read that could be just the thing to get a reluctant adolescent to pick up a book during the school holidays