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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Allentown Public Library System.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lehigh Valley Library System. (Show)

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Allentown Public Library YA ACEVES, FRED (Text) 34455006702274 New YA Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062489883
  • ISBN: 0062489887
  • Physical Description: 323 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2020]

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David Espinosa is tired of being messed with. When a video of him getting knocked down by a bully's slap goes viral at the end of junior year, David makes a vow to use the summer to bulk up - what he thinks it takes to become a man - and wow everyone when school starts again in the fall. David starts to spend all his time at Iron Life, a nearby gym that's full of bodybuilders. Frustrated with his slow progress at first, he dives deeper and deeper into the gym, befriending the owner, a pro bodybuilder named Alpha, and neglecting the rest of his life: his dad, his sister, Gaby, even his girlfriend, Karina. Life is all about his muscle gains. As it says on the gym's wall, what does not kill me makes me stronger. As David falls into the dark side of the bodybuilding world, pursuing his ideal body at all costs, he'll have to grapple with the fact that it could actually cost him everything. Is it worth it?
Target Audience Note:
Ages 14 up. HarperTeen.
Grades 10-12. HarperTeen.
Subject: Body image > Fiction.
Bodybuilding > Fiction.
Steroids > Fiction.
Drug abuse > Fiction.
Bullying > Fiction.
Latin Americans > Fiction.

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