The Ring
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Plagued by slipping grades and a budding criminal record, at 15, Mardie's heading down a path of self-destruction she can't seem to avoid. Unlike her perfect older brother Michael, who does everything right according to their father, Mardie can't measure up. But when she discovers a girls' boxing club at the gym, Mardie's drawn in by the fighters' fearlessness and strength. Having already lost her parents' trust, and shunned by her boyfriend and friends, the ring is the only place left where no one judges Mardie. Angry and hurt, Mardie can't wait to start throwing punches. But Kitty, her wise and patient trainer, a former boxer who's coached her share of troubled girls, shows Mardie that boxing isn't just about fighting--it's also about strategy and mental discipline--the things that make a fighter into a winner. Mardie begins to apply the lessons she's learned in the ring to her own battles, especially at home, where she finds she's not the only one struggling for acceptance. As she trains for her upcoming championship bouts, Mardie hopes to make her parents proud. Filled with exciting sports action, The Ring is the inspiring story of a girl learning to believe in herself.
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    • Jun-2011
    • Westside Books
    • Paperback
    • ISBN: 1934813605
    • ISBN13: 9781934813607
    • Sep-2009
    • Westside Books
    • Hardcover
    • ISBN: 1934813095
    • ISBN13: 9781934813096
    • Library Binding
    • Apr-2011
    • Westside Books
    • Hardcover
    • ISBN: 1934813257
    • ISBN13: 9781934813256

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