ALA – author ERIC DEVINE will be signing his book TAP OUT on Sunday June 24th 1:30-3:30 at the Perseus Books Group booth #2476 – ALA see you in Anaheim.
Sarah reader and YALSA reviewer is 15, she gives a terrific summary and review of Tap Out, calling the book “memorable and heartbreaking.” The full review will appear in School Library Journal Teen some time over the next two months. Be on the look out for it.
Tap Out by Eric Devine is the memorable and heartbreaking story of Tony, a boy whose mother has constantly been dating a variety of abusive boyfriends throughout his childhood.
….. Deals with social status, teen pregnancy, heartbreak, and drugs, all situations teenagers these days might relate to.
Starting with the first page, Devine instantly captures your attention and holds it until the very end. Something is always going on whether it has to deal with drugs, the fighting, or just what the characters want to do with their lives after high school. When I first read about the Mixed Martial Arts, I thought it would be a story that only guys could relate to, but after reading it I realized that both genders can enjoy the novel equally. Personally, I would recommend this book to any of my friends.