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Knockout Games

by G. Neri

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When Erica moves with her mother to St. Louis to start over, she quickly finds herself caught up in a violent and popular local pastime, the knockout game.  

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"Starred Review. Neri's main concern is the 'post-racial' urban landscape, raising many talking points while letting readers come to their own conclusions. Harsh and relentless, a tough but worthy read. Ages 12-16." - Kirkus

"Racial and social undercurrents further give this story an intense, thought-provoking edge. Ages 12–up." - Publishers Weekly "

Neri addresses the racialized fear of the knockout games somewhat - the narrator and the majority of the victims are white, while most of the crew is black - but his book fails to rise above the sensationalized premise." - School Library Journal

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