Book Shorts: Leverage



Title:  Leverage

Author:  Joshua C. Cohen

Summary:  High school sophomore Danny excels at gymnastics but is bullied, like the rest of the gymnasts, by members of the football team, until an emotionally and physically scarred new student joins the football team and forms an unlikely friendship with Danny.

I started reading it because…  I was intrigued by the unlikely friendship between the school’s star gymnast and the new football recruit.

I kept reading because… Warning: this book is sad and scary at times. But I kept reading because it’s also hopeful and shows that people can make a difference when they work together.

Main character(s): If they were in a yearbook, they would be voted Most Likely To: Start the next “It Gets Better” project.

Six Word Recap: Football player and gymnast fight bullying.

This book reminded me of Everybody Sees the Ants because… both have characters that are bullied and figure out a way to deal with it.

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