Wednesday, November 17, 2010

"Waiting On" Wednesday: Leverage

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Leverage by Joshua Cohen
Dutton, February 17, 2011


The football field is a battlefield.

There’s an extraordinary price for victory at Oregrove High. It is paid on—and off—the football field. And it claims its victims without mercy—including the most innocent bystanders.

When a violent, steroid-infused, ever-escalating prank war has devastating consequences, an unlikely friendship between a talented but emotionally damaged fullback and a promising gymnast might hold the key to a school’s salvation.

Told in alternating voices and with unapologetic truth, Leverage illuminates the fierce loyalty, flawed justice, and hard-won optimism of two young athletes.

What are you "waiting on" this Wednesday?


  1. This book looks great and what an interesting cover!

    Shame we have to wait until Feb first. Great blog btw - I'm a new follower :)

  2. The book sounds good, but I think the cover is a little disturbing.

  3. This sounds very interesting. I'm interested in anything that has a gymnastics connection.