Zeroboxer

Paperback
Author: Fonda Lee
Publish Date: April 2015
Pages: 360
Price: $11.99
 

Details

Dimensions: 7.9 in. tall, 5.2 in. wide, 0.8 in. thick
Publisher: Flux
ISBN: 0738743380
Accelerated Reader ®
Quiz#: 173717
Quiz Name: Zeroboxer
Reading Level: 6.3
Interested Level: Upper Grade
Point Value: 14

Book Overview

A rising star in the weightless combat sport of zeroboxing, Carr “the Raptor” Luka dreams of winning the championship title. Recognizing his talent, the Zero Gravity Fighting Association assigns Risha, an ambitious and beautiful Martian colonist, to be his brandhelm––a personal marketing strategist. It isn’t long before she’s made Carr into a popular celebrity and stolen his heart along the way.

As his fame grows, Carr becomes an inspirational hero on Earth, a once-great planet that’s fallen into the shadow of its more prosperous colonies. But when Carr discovers a far-reaching criminal scheme, he becomes the keeper of a devastating secret. Not only will his choices put everything he cares about in jeopardy, but they may also spill the violence from the sports arena into the solar system. 

Praise:

2016 Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers

“A superior sci-fi outing.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Lee’s debut novel is an intense, smart, and action-packed read.”—VOYA

"This gripping sci-fi novel will have teens screaming for a sequel."—School Library Journal

"This is a strong debut from Lee, combining brutal, visceral athletic scenes with science fiction action, all woven around a complex moral dilemma."—Publishers Weekly

"A thought-provoking read."—Booklist

"This book will keep students on the edge of their seat."—School Library Connection

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Awards

2016 Oregon Book Awards - Finalist (Young Adult)
2016 Tayshas Reading - Commended (Young Adult)