Review: Book: Fight Like A Girl- Sheena Kamal

Title: Fight Like A Girl

Series: Standalone

Author’s Name: Sheena Kamal

Publisher:  Penguin Teen

Genre: YA

Page Count: 272 Pages

ISBN:  978-0735265578

Author or Book Website: SHEENA KAMAL

Link to Amazon purchase page: Fight Like a Girl: Kamal, Sheena: Books

Link to Goodreads: Fight Like a Girl by Sheena Kamal | Goodreads

Release Date: January 2022

How I Got the Book: ARC Copy

Summary of the Book:

The Beauty of the Moment meets Exit, Pursued by a Bear. Award-winning thriller writer Sheena Kamal delivers a kick-ass debut YA novel that will have fans crying out for more.

Love and violence. In some families they’re bound up together, dysfunctional and poisonous, passed from generation to generation like eye color or a quirk of smile. Trisha’s trying to break the chain, channeling her violent impulses into Muay Thai kickboxing, an unlikely sport for a slightly built girl of Trinidadian descent. Her father comes and goes as he pleases, his presence adding a layer of tension to Toronto’s east-end townhouse Trisha and her mom call home, every punch he lands on her mother carving itself indelibly into Trisha’s mind. Until the night he wanders out drunk in front of the car Trisha is driving, practicing on her learner’s permit, her mother in the passenger seat. Her father is killed, and her mother seems strangely at peace. Lighter, somehow. Trisha doesn’t know exactly what happened that night, but she’s afraid it’s going to happen again. Her mom has a new man in her life and the patterns, they are repeating.

My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. I have to say that I love the character of Lucky aka Trish. She comes from an abusive home. Her father spends most of his time in Trinidad and only comes back for short periods of time. He beats his wife when he is there and he drinks. Lucky trains at a local gym in Muay Thai and she is good at it. There is a lot to be said about the relationships of the characters in this book and the trauma that they go through to just make just another day. I don’t want to spoil that for anyone. It is really worth the read.

My Rating of the Book: 4 Stars

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