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A Kid from Southie Hardcover – May 31, 2011


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Westside Books; 1 edition (May 31, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1934813532
  • ISBN-13: 978-1934813539
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.8 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,650,559 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A Kid from Southie is a GREAT, compelling read. The combination of Red Shea's real life story and Mike Harmon's laserlike, spot-on prose makes this book irresistible. --Chris Crutcher, author of Deadline and Whale Talk

A novel full of hard choices, romantic gestures and the real grit of street life, A Kid from Southie explores the temptation of power and the sacrifice that comes with it. --Peter Lerangis, author of 39 Clues

Desperation drives this brutal, unflinching coming-of-age story, inspired by adult author Shea s (Rat Bastards) experiences as a teenage boxer in South Boston and fleshed out in collaboration with Harmon (Brutal). Seventeen-year-old Aiden wrestles with aggression. His father, a violent alcoholic, abandoned him; his mother bounces from one waitress job to another, where she makes barely enough to pay rent; and his neighborhood is as bleak as his prospects. All Aiden has going for him is boxing and his love for Angelique, though her father, a Cuban refugee, disapproves of their relationship. When his best friend Tommy introduces him to well-connected Liam, it turns into a job offer Aiden can t refuse or escape. Now, working for the mob as an enforcer, Aiden is caught up in a life that makes him question what kind of person he really is. Readers should empathize with Aiden as he attempts to justify the moral compromises he has made and maintain his dignity. Despite the book s hard truths and painful passages, Shea and Harmon s novel has a cautiously optimistic tone, leading to a somewhat pat, yet satisfying conclusion. Ages 14 up. (May) --Publishers Weekly

About the Author

John Red Shea, author of New York Times Best Seller, Rat Bastards, was born and raised in the projects of South Boston. He was an amateur boxer who won many titles before becoming a pro prize fighter. John still enjoys training and boxing. Michael Harmon is the award wining author of several Young Adult novels, including Skate, Last Exit to Normal, and Brutal. He lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and family.

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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Karen Dellecava on September 5, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Talented boxer, Aiden O'Connor, is from the poor, rough side of South Boston. When his raw talent and temper combine, he finds himself kicked out of school. I was right there with conflicted Aiden as he was forced to make some tough decisions about his future. The gritty street vibe was palpable and I held my breath as Aiden navigated the intense, frightening world of organized crime. I was captivated as Aiden sorted through the complexities of love, loyalty, compassion, family honor, friendship and what it means to be a man. John "Red" Shea & Michael Harmon's Kid from Southie packs an impressive wallop.
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