Striking Distance

ISBN-10: 0316456675
ISBN-13: 9780316456678
Author: Brennan, Sarah Rees
Illustrated by: Johanna The Mad
Interest Level: 9-12
Publisher: Hachette Book Group

Publication Date: September 2020

Copyright: 2020

Page Count: 368

Series: Fence

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Interest Level

Grades 9-12

Reading Level

BISAC Subjects

YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Romance / LGBT *

YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Sports & Recreation / General *

YOUNG ADULT FICTION / School & Education / Boarding School & Prep School *

Description
The boys of Kings Row bout with drama, rivalry, and romance in this original YA novel by author Sarah Rees Brennan--inspired by the award-nominated comic series by C. S. Pacat and Johanna The Mad. Sixteen-year-old Nicholas Cox is the illegitimate son of a retired fencing champion who dreams of getting the proper training he could never afford. After earning a place on the elite Kings Row fencing team, Nicholas must prove himself to his rival, Seiji Katayma, and navigate the clashes, friendships, and relationships between his teammates on the road to state championships--where Nicholas might finally have the chance to spar with his golden-boy half-brother. Coach Williams decides to take advantage of the boys' morale after a recent victory and assigns them a course of team building exercises to further deepen their bonds. It takes a shoplifting scandal, a couple of moonlit forest strolls, several hilariously bad dates, and a whole lot of introspection for the team to realize they are stronger together than they could ever be apart. The first installment of this original YA novel series by Sarah Rees Brennan, rich with casual diversity and queer self-discovery, explores never-before-seen drama inspired by C. S. Pacat's critically acclaimed Fence comic series and boasts original cover and interior art by Johanna The Mad.