Knock Out

Knock Out

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Told in assonant free verse, Levi was once a premature baby who suffered from respiratory problems; he recovered, and now in seventh grade, he struggles to demonstrate to his divorced mother and overprotective brother that he is okay--so when his father suggests he take up boxing he falls in love with the sport, but he still must find a way to convince his family to set him free to follow his dream.
Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781452163581
Branch Call Number: HOLT
Characteristics: 339 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Knockout

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SurreyLibraries_Teens May 14, 2018

“Are you in need of a quick read with a good story? The novel Knock Out by K.A. Holt illustrates the somewhat complex life of Levi, a once medically frail boy that just wants to live his life to the fullest. Overall I enjoyed this story’s unique poem like structure and straightforward vocabulary.... Read More »


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“Are you in need of a quick read with a good story? The novel Knock Out by K.A. Holt illustrates the somewhat complex life of Levi, a once medically frail boy that just wants to live his life to the fullest. Overall I enjoyed this story’s unique poem like structure and straightforward vocabulary. However, if you’re looking for a completely heart wrenching and complex story with a lot of emotional impact this book isn’t for you. I would recommend this piece of literature as a nice quick read if you’re looking for an easy to follow source of entertainment without the commitment of an entire book series. The lack of chapters and heartwarming story lead to you never knowing when to put the book down!” -Lara
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This book really gives the message of never judging a book by its cover. When I first picked up the book, I thought it was going to be all about boxing and me not being much of a boxing fan- I didn’t really think I would like it. But this is one of the best books I have ever read and I have read quite a lot of books. The author tells the story of Levi as if she knew Levi or if she was Levi herself. The characters are so well formed and it seems so easy for the author to just write about them as if she was close friends with them and Levi and Timothy told her all their secrets. Knockout tells the story of Levi- a medically fragile boy who is the class clown. His mom and his brother are overly protective of him and deeply care about him, but while doing that they sometimes forget that he is a human and he needs to take his risks and explore who he is as a person and what he likes. His dad suggests to try boxing and that is when he finds his love, he does everything he can to hold on to his love of boxing and take care of his health at the same time. But doing that is harder than he thought. I like everything in this book- how Levi connects with the reader even though he is different from us and how his thoughts and insecurities are something every human experience. Using humor, wit and every human emotion, this comically told book really tells a bit of story of every one of us. If I could give this book a rating it would be: 5 STARS !!! The reason is really simple: this is the most honest and audaciously told story I have read in quite a while. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to cry, laugh and join Levi in his life which is a bit of a roller- coaster! - Manraaj Kaur Grewal
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Knock Out is a story about Levi, a "medically fragile" boy whose life to him seems far too limited as his family cares only about his survival and not his life. Throughout the novel, Levi tries to enjoy his life in spite of his illnesses, yet his family shuts it down due to his medical conditions. Levi has to figure out what it is he wants from life, and how he is going to compromise with his family. Levi tells the coming of age story of a kid whose entire world seems to be against him time and time again. Interestingly, the book is written in verse the whole way through, alongside visual representations of Levi's thoughts. The verse lends itself to vivid imagery rather than complicated scenery. Overall, I would recommend the book readers about the same age as Levi, who is in seventh grade, as the verse makes the book an easy read and the conflicts within the book are conflicts that those around that age can sympathize with. -Edwin

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