Takedown

Takedown You re only as good as your partner Mikayla is a wrestler when you grow up in a house full of brothers who are die hard mat heads it s in your DNA She even has a wrestling name Mickey Some people don

  • Title: Takedown
  • Author: Laura Shovan
  • ISBN: 9780553521412
  • Page: 397
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Takedown

    You re only as good as your partner Mikayla is a wrestler when you grow up in a house full of brothers who are die hard mat heads, it s in your DNA She even has a wrestling name Mickey Some people don t want a girl on the team But that won t stop her She s determined to work hard, and win.Lev is determined too he s going to make it to the state championship He s You re only as good as your partner Mikayla is a wrestler when you grow up in a house full of brothers who are die hard mat heads, it s in your DNA She even has a wrestling name Mickey Some people don t want a girl on the team But that won t stop her She s determined to work hard, and win.Lev is determined too he s going to make it to the state championship He s used to training with his two buddies as the Fearsome Threesome But at the beginning of sixth grade, he s paired with a new partner a girl This better not get in the way of his goal.Mickey and Lev work hard together, and find a way to become friends But at States, there can only be one winner.This warmhearted, engaging novel by the author of the highly praised The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary explores competition among athletes, how it influences family and friendships, and what happens when one girl wants to break barriers in a sport dominated by boys.

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    1. Scott Fillner

      Wow!!! Shouldn’t be surprised at all after reading her last story, @LauraShovan this story iswonderful! The characters are memorable and the wrestling vernacular is just spot on. There is a great flow to this story as well. Can’t wait for others to read! #Bookjourney

    2. Jenn Bishop

      To be fair, she had me at "female wrestler." I'm on the quest to read more books about sporty girls, and "The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary," Laura Shovan's debut novel in verse was one of my favorites of 2016. So, when I heard about TAKEDOWN, coming out in spring 2018, I knew I had to get my hands on an ARC. It's told in chapters that alternate between Mickey (real name Mikayla), a girl wrestler, and Lev, the boy who starts off as her wrestling partner and becomes a true friend. Now, a [...]

    3. Lorie Barber

      What an original, inspiring story of two wrestlers, Mikayla & Lev. Told in alternating points of view, Takedown is less a sports and more friendship and finding who you are. I loved Mikayla’s spunk as much as I was drawn to Lev’s thoughtfulness, and the supporting characters were beautifully developed. It’s not often we get an original middle grade sports story, but this is one, and I’m proud to share it with my students.

    4. Patrick

      Great story about a girl and boy both in the world of wrestling. Themes of friendship, family, and being your very best!

    5. Stacy Mozer

      I could not put down this new novel by Laura Shovan. A full review and interview will be coming to Sporty Girl Books before the book releases in June 2018. For now, I will just tell you that this book should be on your TBR list.

    6. Wendy MacKnight

      I don’t know anything about wrestling, but I know good stories when I read them, and this one deserves to win a state championship. Told from a dual perspective by Mickey and Lev, tossed together when Mickey has to change wrestling teams because she’s a girl, this wonderful story of friendship, sport, and finding your true self is an absolute winner! Laura Shovan for the takedown!

    7. Karina

      I had the privilege of reading an advance manuscript for this book, and I loved it! A much-needed wrestling story that features sixth graders Lev and Mikayla who are vying for the state championship title. Along the way they battle bullies, sexism, and family troubles. Beautifully written with an intriguing plot, I think this book is going to be much loved by readers!

    8. Christina Hanson

      “She may be a noob and a girl, but Mickey is the best partner for me. Every time she walks into practice, she has to prove herself. She understands better than anyone what it means to work hard and push yourself.”•In Laura Shovan’s latest novel, Takedown, Lev has been a member of the Gladiators wrestling team for the past few years, and he has always dreamed of going to the state wrestling championship. Mikayla, or Mickey, has wrestling in her blood. Her two older brothers and her dad ar [...]

    9. Janet

      I was fortunate enough to snag an ARC, but my 11-year-old son stole it before I could read it. Here is his review: "I wasn't sure at first that I liked it but as I read more and more I grew captivated especially during the tournaments as Mickey finally gets up to states I can easily support her. I loved the sad but happy ending and (view spoiler)[ you can tell that Lev is very disturbed by injuries that cause blood in wrestling which really shows why he quit or might quit. (hide spoiler)] Althou [...]

    10. Mike Grosso

      Laura Shovan has a gift for writing characters you'd want as friends. She had a classroom full of them in THE LAST FIFTH GRADE OF EMERSON ELEMENTARY, and in TAKEDOWN, we get to know two wonderful characters who make up a story of perseverance, family, and sexism that is more applicable than ever.If you loved THE LAST FIFTH GRADE and want to see what Shovan can do with the traditional narrative format, you will not be disappointed by TAKEDOWN.

    11. Erin Varley

      I simply loved this book. Mikayla and Lev are unforgettable characters who you would want as your own friends. Laura does a wonderful job of making the wrestling world accessible to all, especially those who know nothing of it, like me. This will most certainly be a well-loved title in my classroom library!

    12. Laura Mossa

      I received an ARC of Takedown to share with my #bookexcursion group in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.Told in alternating points of view, Takedown is the story of two six grade wrestlers, Mikayla and Lev. In Mikayla’s family, wrestling is their thing. Ever since her parents’ divorce, wrestling is also the way Mikayla ensures one on one time with her father. At the start of the novel, Mikayla (known as Mickey on the mat) is ready to move up from a rec league and follow [...]

    13. Amy

      I loved, loved, loved this book! The characters and the relationships they have are so well-written. Plus, I learned a lot about wrestling!

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