29 August 2010 08:39
Last month I mentioned boxing as seeming an odd thing for a boy to want to do. Well this wonderful story of sixteen chapters by Chris James has gone a long way to answering my puzzlement.
Set around the US city of Baltimore it tells the tale of 15 year old Brian, a boy from a Catholic family who becomes a part of the community in a way he never imagined. Intimately involved in his story is 13 year old Gabe and several other wonderfully well portryed characters.
The story is powerfully written, and occasionally outright sentimental. There is a tragedy at the heart of the story which I will not spoil by explaining, so prepare for some heartache and a lot of joy. A great read.
Read it at tarheelwriter