Seventeen-year-old Tony Antioch lives in Pleasant Meadows, a trailer park where questions aren't asked since everyone already knows the answers from their own experience. He dreams of rescuing his mother from her constant stream of abusive boyfriends but in reality can barely duck the punches that are aimed at himself.
When Tony is coerced into joining his friend Rob's Mixed Martial Arts class, he is surprised to find that he has a talent that he actually wants to develop. But with a meth-dealing biker gang that is hungry for recruits and a vicious cycle of poverty and violence that precedes him, Tony is going to need a lot more than blood and guts to find a way out.
Gritty, powerful, and unapologetic, Tap Out explores what it takes to stay true to oneself and the consequences of the choices made along the way in order to do so.
Level 3.7, 12 Points
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|Grouping Title||tap out|
|Grouping Author||devine eric|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-09-21 22:57:58PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-09-21 23:56:15PM|
|detailed_location_school||Overton High - Teen Fiction|
|display_description||Seventeen-year-old Tony is faced with domestic problems at home, and peer pressure on the streets. He's hoping a mixed martial arts class will help him balance things out and give him the courage to live his own life.|
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|record_details||ils:CARL0000397851|Book|Books||English|Running Press Teens,|c2012.|314 p. ; 21 cm., overdrive:d485ff68-cc40-4560-9aed-ca9f0ecff2b0|eBook|eBook||English|Running Press|2012||
|subject_facet||Conduct of life -- Fiction, High schools -- Fiction, Mixed martial arts -- Fiction|
|title_full||Tap Out, Tap out / by Eric Devine|
|topic_facet||Conduct of life, High schools, Mixed martial arts, Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Literature|