Family Relationships; Family violence; Separation; Family member death; abusive father; death of a father; domestic abuse
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.
mother and father
Booklist Best Books for Young Adults, 2009; Booklist Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 2009; YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2009
child abuse; suicide; Hispanic; drugs; violence; gun; road trip
Hernandez, David, "Suckerpunch" (2008). DIVerse Families. 1094.