The Big Fix
From the Series Bareknuckle
George Choogart has just stepped off the boat to Manhattan. In England, he was a teenage star reporter. But he’ll have to prove himself all over again if he wants an American newspaper job. When George stumbles across the Woodrat, an underground boxing club, he realizes he’s found his next story.
The Woodrat’s owner shows George a world of corruption—a world that might be too dangerous for either of them. Woodrat staffers are disappearing. Big Jim Dickinson, one of New York’s wealthiest men, might be to blame. But if George wants to stop Big Jim, he’ll have to conquer the boxing ring first.
|Interest Level||Grade 6 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Genre||High/Low, Young Adult|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Darby Creek ™|
|Number of Pages||112|
|Reading Counts! Level||4.3|
“Although the series is aimed at reluctant readers, it is exciting enough to interest voracious readers as well. The Bareknuckle series would be a worthy addition to middle school libraries and libraries serving the tween population.” —VOYA
“Sacks nicely captures the chaos of the time and place and weaves a fast-paced, action-packed tale. . . . Lots of action and low page count should propel reluctant readers along.” —Kirkus Reviews
Author: Nathan Sacks
Nathan Sacks is a writer and journeyman scholar born and raised in Ames, IA. He graduated from Cornell College in 2009 with departmental honors in English and received his MA in English Literature from NYU in 2012. His areas of interest include literature, music, culture, politics and film. You can read his writings about music (along with contributions from fellow Lerner music author Aaron Mendelson) at the Rockaliser blog (http://rockaliser.blogspot.com). He also enjoys playing guitar, comic books and matching wits with his rebellious cat Uzi. His first book American Hip-Hop: Rappers, DJs and Hard Beats, is a contribution to Lerner's American Music Milestones series. He hopes to write many more books in the future, and dreams of one day adding novels, screenplays and albums to his repertoire of creative accomplishments.