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Suckerpunch

Title

Suckerpunch

Authors

David Hernandez

Publisher

HarperTeen

Publication Year

2008

ISBN

9780061173301

Pages

217 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

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

Topic

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

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

Hispanic

Family Formation

mother and father

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

Diversity Impact

direct

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