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Product Details

  • Paperback: 198 pages
  • Publisher: Wheatmark (July 15, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1604945966
  • ISBN-13: 978-1604945966
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,652,366 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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You cannot run from the nature to protect. Leaping to protect his friends, Luke will learn what it means to be a warrior and that it's more than training. "A Warrior's Soul" is a fine and exciting read for younger readers, highly recommended.--Wisonsin Book Watch (Midwest Book Review), September 2011.

I would recommend this book to people who like stories in which the character must gain the courage to do what is right. In the book, Luke agonized over this, and I found that I could somewhat relate to him. "A Warrior's Soul" was an inspiring book, and I finished it soon after I started it.--Readerviews.com, August 12, 2011

"Staley's novel is a fast-paced, enjoyable read that delivers not only action, but also offers insight into how martial arts training can influence young people's everyday decisions." Donna Meredith, Midwest Book Review (Donna's Bookshelf), January 2012.

"Staley's gritty and gripping story brings to life the kind of dilemmas today's kids can face on a daily basis. He also provides important lessons for how martial arts training can become a touchstone in finding our way through life. Bullying is a dirty blight in our society, and Luke's story doesn't shy away from the threats they pose to boys and girls, and the adults in their lives. I enjoyed reading the martial arts action scenes, which are believably intense. As founder of the To-Shin Do martial art, based on Japan's historical ninja defensive combat principles and techniques, I am personally excited to see A Warrior's Soul illuminate the impact of modern-day bullying, martial arts, and personal growth."

-- Stephen K. Hayes, Black Belt Hall of Fame, Founder, To-Shin Do Martial Arts



From the Author

"A Warrior's Soul" was inspired by watching my son, then a middle scholer, learning martial arts. As I watched him train, I realized the self-defense techniques he was learning on the mat were very useful. But I wondered: Would he do the right thing with these skills if he were in a situation where he had to use them? The book grapples with this moral and ethical challenge within the context of bullying. I also really tried to emphasize the authenticity of the martial arts techniques. So, while the book is not intended for martial artists, I think they will appreciate the realism that drives much of the story. I also hope adults, particularly parents, will find "A Warrior's Soul" a good read. Bullying is not isolated to the world of our kids; we are inextricably linked to this problem as well. We also need to grapple with the question of when, and how, to step up.

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The main character is believable and easy for readers to relate to.
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I would recommend this book to any pre-teen/teen boy or girl.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A. Wharton on July 22, 2011
Format: Paperback
A Warrior's soul is a good read, especially for boys who think they do not like to read. The theme of bullying is something many of them have probably dealt with, and the short chapters and interesting characters make it attractive to them. Many of them will be able to put themselves into the book, and think "what would I have done in this situation?". They will be rooting for Luke all the way through, and the introduction of Lucy adds to the female interest in the book. I hope teachers and librarians recommend this to their students - they will need more than one copy!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rebecca Bryant on June 20, 2012
Format: Paperback
In A Warrior's Soul we meet Luke a young boy who is being bullying and feels frightened and helpless. Though he has martial arts training he feels he is not capable of defending himself or his friends. Through his journey of self awareness and the building of confidence we see Luke not only find himself but his voice to take a stand against bullies.

As a mom of a middle school student I found this book very intriguing coming from the view of a young boy and his daily life. With bullying being such a huge problem in today's society I think this book really opens the door to teach not only young boys that they have a voice but also girls. I highly recommend reading this book if your a parent but even more so if you have a child in middle school or soon to be. It would also make a great summer reading book for any young adult.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By CKIB on June 5, 2012
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I was given the opportunity to read this book along with the second book in the series that will be coming out later this year. This book gives a great look into the life of a student in a suburban middle school. High School gangs are trying to get in and their recruits are bullying students at the middle school. Luke, the main character, has studied martial arts but feels that they are of no use for him in real life. Luke later realizes that he is mistaken. This is the first of a series of what will be 5 novels. The second novel parallels the first in an urban setting with a girl as the main character. I feel lucky that I was able to read the second book and look forward to reading the rest of the series.
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Luke is a regular boy with regular friends, who just happens to be the victim of some pretty rough bullying. Bullying and bullies, are a huge problem in today's schools and as a mom of 4, 1 that has been bullied, I am happy for this book!
Not only does the author have the storytelling down very well, he has the rights from wrongs done perfectly too!
This is a book I would hand any teen who is being bullied, not only is it a cool book, it has an excellent story, great characters, lessons, and this is something most pre teens and teens can relate to these days.
My children's ages are :20, 8, 5, and 2, and I would actually be sure to get the next in the series to read myself, (because yes, it is actually an interesting book!), and to keep for my 8, almost 9 year old son. (he is actually the one who has had bully problems in the past)
I also agree with other reviewers that this is the perfect choice for boys! Especially those who do not want to bother with a book. I think the whole coolness factor rates up there, as well as martial arts/ninjas, that is most certainly cool. (even for me;)
I would advise schools to have more then 1 copy of this book, because it will be one of those books in the school library that you keep going to check out, and it's never there. (I always went crazy for those books when I was in school!!)
The author made this a very easy read, the right amount of action, created good characters, and does an amazing job making some valuable lessons, not so lesson like! (I think this may also have to do with the fact that he has a couple kids himself)

**I received a copy of this book in return for my honest review**
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There is a clear sense of right-from-wrong in this book; like most children, some of the characters don't fully realize the consequences of their actions.
At the end of book, there is a selection of excellent classroom discussion questions. Asking students to identify symbolism and perspective is a critical step to advanced reading. A Warrior's Soul gives teachers and parents the opportunity to discuss with children the ways to resolve serious situations. It's difficult to find a book that will hit home with middle schoolers. This is an excellent choice for reluctant readers in middle school. I can't wait to read the next one!

I received a copy of this book to review. The opinions are 100% mine.
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Bullying is a real-life situation that MANY of our children are dealing with. SR Staley has taken this problem and put bullying victims feelings into words. As adults we need to make sure we are paying attention to our children and taking their concerns seriously. This story has taught me to pay very close attention to my children's actions to be sure that when they voice a concern it is taken seriously and that I assist them in finding a resolution to their problem. We can't assume that a school or anyone else is taking care of our children. Bullying does exist and while we need to protect our children, we also need to be sure that our children are not the bullies. I would recommend this book to any pre-teen/teen boy or girl. It shows them what bullied children are going through, and positive ways to resolve the situation. It is also a good conversation starter to talk to your children about bullying. We have to get away from the "that wouldn't happen here" frame of mind.

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We find Luke cowering behind a crumbling wall in an alley in the beginning of A Warrior's Soul. Luke and his friends are being bullied by Dirk and his Goon Squad. After witnessing his friend Jimmy be hospitalized due to Dirk's bullying, he is feeling the guilt of not standing up to Dirk and standing up for his friend.

With a school in denial and his parents in denial there is only one thing Luke can turn to, his martial arts. The other thing, or should I say person, that lifts Luke's spirits is Lucy.

After taking a good beating from Dirk and the Good Squad, and Luke being considered "at fault" for his beating, Luke considers running away. With Dad out of town, and Mom in denial of the bullying and gangs at school, Luke doesn't know what else to do.
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