Knockout

Knockout

Levi just wants to be treated like a typical kid. As a baby, he had a serious disease that caused him respiratory issues. He's fine now, but his mom and overprotective brother still think of him as damaged, and his schoolmates see him as the same class clown he's always been. He feels stuck. So when his dad?divorced from his mom?suggests he take up boxing, he falls in love Levi just wants to be treated like a typical kid. As a baby, he had a serious disease that caused him respiratory iss...

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Title:Knockout
Author:K.A. Holt
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Genres:Sports and Games
ISBN:1452163588
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:288 pages pages

Knockout Reviews

  • Laura Gardner
    Jan 25, 2018
    @kidlitexchange #partner 5/5 for KNOCKOUT by #KAHolt. Thank you to @chroniclebooks for the ARC to share with #kidlitexchange. All opinions are my own. Out March 2018! _*_*_*_*_* Swipe for the summary from the back! _*_*_*_*_* KNOCKOUT is an awesome read about a kid who wants to be...
  • Cindy Hudson
    Apr 13, 2018
    Levi wants to be just like anybody else, but sometimes he can?t breathe well, and lately it?s been getting worse. His mom and older brother hover over him, wanting to keep him safe. His dad tells him to toughen up, go out for a sport. He chooses boxing, liking the way he gets to fe...
  • Barbara
    Apr 30, 2018
    This novel in verse uses clever manipulation of letters and fonts and a distinct voice to tell the story of Levi, a boy whose overprotective family seeks to shelter him from life. Aware of the sacrifices they've made for him due to his medical condition, Levi is grateful but still want...
  • Cathi
    May 14, 2018
    Written in verse this title reads pretty quick, it's a story about a boy starting 7th grade. Levi had medical problems when he was born and so he is smaller, more fragile than everyone else his age. His mother and brother are very protective and watchful of him, so when his dad suggest...
  • Ms. Yingling
    Jan 15, 2018
    E ARC from Netgalley.com Did not meet the needs of my collection at this time. ...
  • Sandy
    Apr 12, 2018
    A sequel to House Arrest. This is the story of Levi, who was the sick baby in House Arrest. Levi is the brother to Timothy. I just love this style of writing. I am not someone who is really into poetry but the way Ms. Holt writes it is so wonderful and you don't even realize you are re...
  • Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids
    Feb 21, 2018
    A gripping, humor filled story about one boy's fight for life, and what it means to live. Written in prose, this story's narrative is upfront and direct. Levi's life isn't an easy one, and this story doesn't sugar coat what Levi deals with both personally with his health, or his far fr...
  • Jill
    Mar 16, 2018
    Levi (12) was a very sick baby who was in and out of hospitals for the first few years of his life with breathing and lung issues. His older brother, Timothy, once stole a credit card to pay for his medicine. Timothy landed himself in juvie and the first book, House Arrest, was the jou...
  • Michelle (FabBookReviews)
    May 04, 2018
    Surprise! I make them laugh. I make them point. That way the tightrope is mine to control. The excellence of middle grade literature continues! So far this year, I've had the pleasure of reading a number of terrific, moving, unique children's fiction titles, and that train o...
  • Joy Kirr
    Mar 24, 2018
    Loved HOUSE ARREST better, but this is a solid second in a series. Can?t believe how old Timothy is, and I?m glad the dad didn?t change - makes it more realistic. Loved the journal, too, in this easy-to-read novel in verse. ...
  • Aaron
    Nov 07, 2017
    Phenomenally good. I really loved the companion novel to House Arrest. Seeing the world through Levi's eyes after reading Timothy's journal was the perfect way to see how the Davidson's life could continue. I loved some of the shapes the verse was written in and how the rhythms reminde...
  • Sabrina Fox
    Feb 12, 2018
    I don't even recall asking for this book for review, or if it was just sent to me, but I'm so glad it showed up on my doorstep! It's written in prose, and occasionally scattered throughout are pictures made up of words. Levi and his brother write back and forth to one another in a n...
  • Amy
    Mar 15, 2018
    Actual rating: 3.5 stars. I liked this book, I really did, but I'm just not a huge verse novel/sports fiction fan. So I didn't love it, but that is just my personal preference, NOT indicative of the actual book/writing. This story is a "part 2" continuation of K.A. Holt's earlier ve...
  • Michelle Simpson
    Feb 20, 2018
    This companion novel to House Arrest did not disappoint! This time readers hear from Levi as he fights to achieve what he considers a normal life. He examines his relationships with his mother, father, and brother, Timothy as he strives to move past his illness. I received an early...
  • Kathie
    Feb 22, 2018
    Thank you to Edelweiss+ for an eARC of this book. All opinions are my own. KNOCKOUT is the companion book to HOUSE ARREST, and I enjoyed this book even more than the first one. This is the story of Levi, Timothy's younger brother, who had serious health issues in the original story....
  • Kate Olson
    Feb 17, 2018
    Thanks to @kidlitexchange for the review copy of this title - all opinions are my own. Well, the only possible negative thing I can say about this one is that I wish it were longer! I just read House Arrest a few weeks ago in anticipation of this title, and I will say that although ...
  • Rachel
    Apr 17, 2018
    I'm invested in these characters, so it was fun to visit them about a decade later and find out how the author wrote their future. Levi's voice wasn't as compelling to me as Timothy's in "House Arrest" and didn't have the same depth of language or situation. I liked when Levi's family ...
  • Katie Reilley
    May 12, 2018
    This novel in verse is a companion book to Holt?s House Arrest. It moves the story forward eleven years, and is told from Levi?s point of view. It examines his relationships with family & friends as he tries to break free his safety cocoon Mom & Timothy have surrounded him ...
  • Kari Healy
    Apr 06, 2018
    Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. Knock Out, a novel in verse, by Holt is the companion novel to House Arrest, which I loved as well. In House Arrest the reader knew Levi as the infant who has medically fragile. In Knoc...
  • Mary Clare
    Mar 07, 2018
    Really satisfying companion to House Arrest, this is the story of that novel's baby Levi, now entering the seventh grade. It is a year of transformation for Levi as he struggles to figure out who exactly he is. Mom and older brother Timothy still tend to hover over Levi while his fathe...
  • Heidi
    Mar 03, 2018
    Knockout is the first novel in verse I?ve ever read, and I?m glad I started with middle grade. Levi?s story is simple and touching. Left with chronic respiratory issues after an earlier illness, we meet a Levi feeling very stuck and frustrated. He?s kept from normalcy by overpr...
  • Ai Miller
    Apr 23, 2018
    I must start this by acknowledging that I received this book through LibraryThing's Early Reviewers program, and I am grateful to the publisher for the opportunity to read this book. I didn't have huge hopes for this, but boy could I not put it down. Seriously--I read it all in a si...
  • Julia
    Dec 26, 2017
    4.5 really! I could not put it down! A unique read. I loved the shape/word poetry and the journal entries. A satisfying read. I loved House Arrest! Leaves me wanting one more book...... ...
  • Sreya Van
    Dec 09, 2017
    ~I received a free copy of this from Chronicle Books through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review~ Knockout was definitely different than I was expecting! Written in prose, it was straight to the point and quite blunt, as prose books tend to be, but still allowed you to really...
  • Lesley
    Dec 17, 2017
    One of my top ten favorite MG novels is House Arrest which is also one of my top 5 suggestions for MG reluctant readers (another being Holt's Rhyme Schemer). When I received an ARC of Knock Out, I moved it to the head of my TR pile, but I am not sure that I was ready for a book that di...
  • Jill
    Mar 07, 2018
    I was incredibly apprehensive going into this book for one reason, it is written in prose, with 2-3 words per line as it tells the story of Levi, a seventh grader trying to be normal after a childhood spent fighting for his life with lung and breathing issues. Cared for by his single m...
  • Pam
    Apr 11, 2018
    Knowing that I am about to visit the 7th graders for the last time of the year, I am looking for great books that will appeal to reluctant readers. I will indeed booktalk this title in verse, even though I have not read House Arrest. Levi is small and fragile, or used to be, and his ...
  • Jason W.
    Apr 09, 2018
    Nice. Sequel to house arrest, sort of. ...
  • Becky
    Mar 05, 2018
    I picked this book out because I thought it would challenge me -- I'm no enormous fan of boxing or poetry. However, I ate this book up (don't let my Goodreads timeline fool you. I actually read it in two days). I loved the complexity of the complexity of the relationships: mother-son, ...
  • Ashlyn⚡☍ (books&honeytea)
    Mar 26, 2018
    5/5 Levi-is-adorable stars BEFORE MY REVIEW I JUST WANNA MENTION: The copy I got from the library, the only edition that is currently out had about 50 more pages than this copy. GET WITH THE TIMES, GOODREADS THIS IS BEAUTY THIS IS GRACE I UGLY CRIED SO MUCH THIS RUINED MY FACE...