Book review: Leverage by Joshua C. Cohen (9781441775320) Audiobook

This YA book leaves you feeling emotionally raw. It’s a story about Danny, an up-and-coming gymnast, who has a unfulfilling relationship with his dad especially since his mom died. It’s about Kurt, an up-and-coming full back with a speech impediment, who is starting at a new school and living with his new foster mother. Danny and Curt feel they don’t have anything in common until tragedy strikes and Danny’s teammate commits suicide. Only Danny and Kurt truly know what really happened to Danny’s teammate and their lives are in jeopardy unless they come forward with the truth.

This is a very good audiobook narrated by Kirby Heyborne and Paul Michael Garcia about friendship, obligations, bullying, justice and courage. You will not be able to put this book down. It’s a hard hitting, gut wrenching look at bullying and the perseverance to overcome the odds.