The Gamble

From the Series Bareknuckle

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

For years, Leung has been learning Wing Chun. This fighting art demands balance. It makes Leung find his center. So when Leung sees the boxing matches at New York’s Woodrat Club, he’s shocked by the fighters’ wild, sloppy styles. But he can’t stop watching.

Leung’s Irish friend, Sean, thinks that Leung could conquer the bareknuckle boxing scene. But first, Leung’s uncles, Tso and Nang, have to approve. Then Leung will have to learn to ignore jeers and hard stares—because he’ll be fighting before a crowd that wants to see a Chinese immigrant lose.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-4677-2166-0
$7.95 $7.95
978-1-4677-2410-4
$42.65 $31.99
Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Fiction, High/Low, Young Adult
Copyright 2014
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Darby Creek ™
Language English
Number of Pages 104
Publication Date 2014-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 4.5
BISACS YAF058100, YAF024150, YAF059090
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5.25 x 7.5
Lexile 730
ATOS Reading Level 4.8
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 163031
Accelerated Reader® Points 2.0
Features Author/Illustrator biography

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.