'Gripping and surprising. I gulped it down' Sarah Crossan
Leah Baxter is a genius. She's a few wins away from becoming a junior chess grandmaster, and her life is on course to achieve everything her mom and coach want for her.
But Leah is at stalemate - grieving for her father, and feeling suffocated. She decides to make the ultimate sacrifice and quit chess. But chess doesn't want to quit her. Soon Leah discovers her new gambit: chessboxing, a dangerous hybrid sport which will test her body and mind to their limits. Can the pawn become the queen?
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 256 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm
"A gripping and surprising novel about the destruction, but also the motivating power, of grief. I gulped it down" -- Sarah Crossan
"With a truly pulse-quickening climax, this exceptional novel rages with raw emotion. It's a bona fide page-turner with life-affirming insights into grief, friendship and finding new paths." * LoveReading4Kids *