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Suckerpunch

Title

Suckerpunch

Authors

David Hernandez

Publisher

HarperTeen

Pages

217 pages

Publication Year

2008

ISBN

9780061173301

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Family violence; Separation; Family member death; abusive father; death of a father; domestic abuse

Annotation

Shy, seventeen-year-old Marcus and his sixteen-year-old brother, Enrique, accompanied by two friends, drive from their home in southern California to Monterey to confront the abusive father who walked out a year earlier, and who now wants to return home.

Grade Level

9-12

Family Formation

mother and father

Main Character

boy

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

Hispanic

Awards

Booklist Best Books for Young Adults, 2009; Booklist Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 2009; YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2009

Keywords

child abuse; suicide; Hispanic; drugs; violence; gun; road trip

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

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