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Chessboxer

By Stephen Davies

Leah Baxter exchanges competition chess for the dangerous hybrid sport of chessboxing. Is this her riskiest gambit yet?

Leah Baxter is a genius. She's a few wins away from becoming a junior chess grandmaster, and her life is on course to achieve everything her mom and coach want for her. But Leah is at stalemate – grieving for her father, and feeling suffocated. She decides to make the ultimate sacrifice and quit chess. But chess doesn't want to quit her. Soon Leah discovers her new gambit: chessboxing, a dangerous hybrid sport which will test her body and mind to their limits. Can the pawn become the queen?

  • A super-fast, emotionally charged novel with the pace and excitement of a thriller.
  • A sports story with a difference: the hybrid sport of chessboxing in which contestants play alternating rounds of chess and boxing
  • Perfect for teen readers looking for a breathless read with a memorable, strong-willed heroine

About the author

Stephen Davies spent several years living amongst Fulani herders in Burkina Faso as a missionary. He has written for the Guardian Weekly (Letters from Burkina Faso) and the Sunday Times and is the author of several books for young readers. www.voiceinthedesert.org.uk

ISBN: 9781783448401
Imprint: Andersen Press
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: October 1, 2019
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 320pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $18.99
New Zealand RRP: $20.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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