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Friday, October 5, 2012


General YA Fiction

G/A Flake, Sharon G. Pinned. Scholastic, 2012. 240 p. 9780545057189 $17.99

Autumn is a star wrestler with a huge crush on the smartest guy in school, Adonis. Adonis was born without legs but he doesn't let his wheelchair stop him from success. When he isn't studying, he is tutoring others or running the chess club but he doesn't really have friends.

Autumn is outgoing, friendly and not good in school at all. She can barely read at a 3rd grade level and forget about math. All she cares about is wrestling, baking and getting Adonis to notice her. She plans to open a restaurant with her best friend Peaches.

All of this changes when her parents give her an ultimatum: bring up her grades or no wrestling.

Told in alternating chapters, Autumn and Adonis' voices ring true.

Sarah Mae Harper, CoLAPL- AC Bilbrew

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