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Highlights

  • Award-winning author, Sharon G. Flake, presents a powerful novel about a teen boy and girl, each tackling disabilities.Autumn and Adonis have nothing in common and everything in common.
  • 240 Pages
  • Juvenile Fiction, People & Places

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About the Book



Adonis is smart, intellectually giftedNand was born without legs. Autumn is strong, a great wrestler, and barely able to read in ninth grade. But Autumn is attracted to Adonis and determined to make him a part of her life.



Book Synopsis



Award-winning author, Sharon G. Flake, presents a powerful novel about a teen boy and girl, each tackling disabilities.

Autumn and Adonis have nothing in common and everything in common. Autumn is outgoing and has lots of friends. Adonis is shy and not so eager to connect with people. But even with their differences, the two have one thing in common--they're each dealing with a handicap. For Autumn, who has a learning disability, reading is a painful struggle that makes it hard to focus in class. But as her school's most aggressive team wrestler, Autumn can take down any problem. Adonis uses a wheelchair. He has no legs. He can't walk or dance. But he's a strong reader who loves books. Even so, Adonis has a secret he knows someone like Autumn can heal. In time, Autumn and Adonis are forced to see that our greatest weaknesses can turn into the assets that forever change us and those we love. Told in alternating voices, Takedown explores issues of self-discovery, friendship, and what it means to be different.



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PRAISE FOR PINNED* "The unflinching honesty with which Flake approaches her characters is what sells this story."--PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, starred review* "This brilliantly realized story is told alternately in their two distinctive voices, and readers will cheer Autumn's spirit and Adonis' drive."--KIRKUS, starred review



About the Author



Sharon G. Flake's groundbreaking novel, The Skin I'm In, brought a bold dimension to literature for young readers. Now considered a modern classic, The Skin I'm In has sold over a million copies worldwide and has been translated into numerous languages. The novel is required reading in classrooms and communities around the globe. Since its publication, Flake has authored over a dozen books, winning multiple Coretta Scott King Honor Awards; ALA Notable and Top Ten Recommended Books citations, and an NAACP Image Award Nomination, among many accolades. Her latest novel, The Life I'm In, a companion to The Skin I'm In, has earned four starred reviews, and has been deemed one of the most anticipated sequels of the decade.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.0 Inches (H) x 5.2 Inches (W) x .6 Inches (D)
Weight: .44 Pounds
Suggested Age: 12-17 Years
Number of Pages: 240
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: People & Places
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Format: Paperback
Author: Sharon G Flake
Language: English
Street Date: June 24, 2014
TCIN: 16154142
UPC: 9780545057332
Item Number (DPCI): 247-25-1005
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.6 inches length x 5.2 inches width x 8 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.44 pounds
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