Triangle Choke

From the Series The Dojo

  • Interest Level: Grade 6 - Grade 12
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Hector’s father used to be a Golden Gloves champion boxer. Now he’s an unemployed alcoholic. Hector is trying to stay focused on winning his first amateur MMA fight, but it’s not easy when his dad is MIA, his mom is against his training, and his best friend and girlfriend have betrayed him. Can he find the right moves to win over his opponents inside the cage and out?

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Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre High/Low, Young Adult
Copyright 2013
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Darby Creek ™
Language English
Number of Pages 136
Publication Date 2013-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 3.7
Text Type Fiction
BISACS YAF058000, YAF059090, YAF011000
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5.25 x 7.5
Lexile 640
ATOS Reading Level 4.0
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 160129
Accelerated Reader® Points 3.0
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Awards, and Reviewed

Author: Patrick Jones

Patrick Jones lives in Minneapolis and is the author of many novels including the Support and Defend series. A former librarian, Jones received lifetime achievement awards from the American Library Association and the Catholic Library Association.


  • YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, Winner, 2014



“The short length and focus on action make these books good choices for reluctant readers, particularly those interested in sports.” —VOYA


“A worthy addition to MMA-based youth titles, and particularly newbie friendly.” —Booklist