Publication Date: 03/10/2019 ISBN: 9781783448401 Category:

Chessboxer

Stephen Davies

Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Publication Date: 03/10/2019 ISBN: 9781783448401 Category:
Paperback / Softback

£7.99

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Thrilling, tense and hard-hitting, Chessboxer is perfect for fans of Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit

‘Gripping and surprising. I gulped it down’ Sarah Crossan

Leah Baxter is a genius. She’s a few wins away from becoming a junior chess grandmaster, and her life is on course to achieve everything her mom and coach want for her.
But Leah is at stalemate – grieving for her father, and feeling suffocated. She decides to make the ultimate sacrifice and quit chess. But chess doesn’t want to quit her. Soon Leah discovers her new gambit: chessboxing, a dangerous hybrid sport which will test her body and mind to their limits. Can the pawn become the queen?

Publisher Review

"A gripping and surprising novel about the destruction, but also the motivating power, of grief. I gulped it down" -- Sarah Crossan "Original, brash, funny and poignant." * Metro, Children's Books of 2019 * "With a truly pulse-quickening climax, this exceptional novel rages with raw emotion. It's a bona fide page-turner with life-affirming insights into grief, friendship and finding new paths." * LoveReading4Kids * "This scintillating book pulses with energy. Chessboxer pounds with the punch of a boxer, and yet remains contemplative, with ideas behind the fast-paced plot as thoughtful as a chess player." * Minerva Reads *

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