A 16-Year-Old Girl Dreams of Winning Olympic Gold. Based on a true story by a writer who knows what she’s talking about. Sarah Deming is a Golden Gloves champion and award-winning journalist, and her new novel Gravity is getting raves for its energy, grit, and authenticity.
★ Publishers Weekly: A thrilling firsthand look inside a boxing ring…offering the moving, layered tale of a dedicated, dazzling young woman.
★ Kirkus Reviews: A riveting pugilistic must-read. Readers will immediately stand in Gravity’s corner.
★ School Library Journal: Gravity is an honest, one-in-a-million main character with a heart of gold who readers will be rooting for from page one.
★ Booklist: Deming’s own background as a boxer, coach, and sports journalist comes through in vivid writing that slings sweat and pulls no punches.
Josh Wilson (Advance Teen Reader): If you’ve never felt like a warrior and want to feel like one…this is the book for you.
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When Gravity Delgado walks into Cops ‘n Kids, a no-frills Brooklyn boxing gym, and starts working with the legendary Coach Thomas, she joins a true melting pot of fighters. There’s the flirtatious Lefty (a southpaw), hard-to-beat D-Minus (“They call me D-Minus ’cause I’m all you need”), artistic Kimani “Monster” Browne, and a host of others. At the gym, Gravity finds the unexpected: the father she’s never had in her coach, not one but two romantic prospects, and, most importantly, a love and skill for boxing. If she can stay focused, despite her troubled home life, she might just have a shot at the Olympics. With each blow, each jab, and each punch, Sarah Deming draws her readers into the gritty and inspiring world of Gravity Delgado, a Jewish Dominican teenager growing up in Brooklyn and aspiring for greatness.