Caged warrior

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Caged warrior volume 1.
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Hyperion,
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Language:
English
Reading Level:
IL: UG - BL: 5.5 - AR Pts: 8
Lexile measure:
850L
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McCutcheon Daniels' life is full of bone-cracking violence. As a star fighter in the gritty underground Mixed Martial Arts circuit in the poorest section of Detroit, McCutcheon fights under the tutelage of his volatile and violent father, not so much for himself but to survive as protector of his beloved five-year old sister, Gemma. We get to know McCutcheon as he battles opponents who are literally trying to kill him. Mr. Freedman, his science teacher, spots his intellectual potential, befriends him, and encourages him to enter the lottery for a scholarship to an elite charter school so he can obtain a first-class education. He is at first dead-set against the idea, and of course his tyrannical father forbids it. But the school's headmaster, Kaitlyn, a student assigned to be his guide, and Mr. Freedman continue to encourage him to consider it. His father and the Priests, the local Mafia-like crew that run Detroit's organized crime, have other plans for McCutcheon. For them, he is simply a tool to make them money. And when that cash flow is threatened, his father hits McCutcheon where it hurts most-he hides Gemma and threatens his own son that he'll never see his beloved sister again if he doesn't play by the Priests' rules. For the first time in his life, McCutcheon reaches out for help. Mr. Freedman turns out to have a very mysterious past and not only helps McCutcheon find his sister but also his mother who had simply disappeared on McCutcheon's 13th birthday. All seems well, but happy endings aren't really something McCutcheon feels he can rely on. And he may be right. A ferocious novel, Caged Warrior is like a great fight movie, a tour-de-force of relentless conflict, but one that is leavened with rich characters and meaningful and loving relationships.
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ISBN:
9781423171249
9781484722800
Reading Level:
UG
Level 5.5, 8 Points
Lexile measure:
850L
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Grouping Title caged warrior
Grouping Author sitomer alan lawrence
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Last Grouping Update 2019-03-13 23:23:55PM
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display_description From age three, McCutcheon Daniels, now sixteen, has been trained in Mixed Martial Arts and must keep winning to feed his five-year-old sister and father, but chance presents an opportunity to get out of the Detroit slums using his brain instead of his fighting skills.
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series Caged warrior
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subject_facet Brothers and sisters, Brothers and sisters -- Fiction, Detroit (Mich.), Detroit (Mich.) -- Fiction, Fathers and sons, Fathers and sons -- Fiction, Mixed martial arts, Mixed martial arts -- Fiction, Mixed martial arts. -- Fiction, Poverty, Poverty -- Fiction, Single-parent families, Single-parent families -- Fiction
title_display Caged warrior
title_full Caged warrior / by Alan Lawrence Sitomer
title_short Caged warrior
topic_facet Brothers and sisters, Fathers and sons, Mixed martial arts, Poverty, Single-parent families