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The New David Espinoza

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This own voices story from the acclaimed author of The Closest I've Come unflinchingly examines steroid abuse and male body dysmorphia. Perfect for fans of Jason Reynolds and Matt De La Peña.

David Espinoza 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 vows to use the summer to bulk up— do what it takes to become a man—and wow everyone when school starts again the fall.

Soon David is spending all his time and money at Iron Life, a nearby gym that's full of bodybuilders. Frustrated with his slow progress, his life eventually becomes all about his muscle gains. As it says on the Iron Life 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.


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Publisher: HarperTeen

Kindle Book

  • Release date: February 11, 2020

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9780062489920
  • Release date: February 11, 2020

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9780062489920
  • File size: 918 KB
  • Release date: February 11, 2020

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Kindle Book
OverDrive Read
EPUB ebook

Languages

English

Levels

ATOS Level:4
Interest Level:9-12(UG)
Text Difficulty:2-3

This own voices story from the acclaimed author of The Closest I've Come unflinchingly examines steroid abuse and male body dysmorphia. Perfect for fans of Jason Reynolds and Matt De La Peña.

David Espinoza 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 vows to use the summer to bulk up— do what it takes to become a man—and wow everyone when school starts again the fall.

Soon David is spending all his time and money at Iron Life, a nearby gym that's full of bodybuilders. Frustrated with his slow progress, his life eventually becomes all about his muscle gains. As it says on the Iron Life 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.


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  • Details

    Publisher:
    HarperTeen

    Kindle Book
    Release date: February 11, 2020

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9780062489920
    Release date: February 11, 2020

    EPUB ebook
    ISBN: 9780062489920
    File size: 918 KB
    Release date: February 11, 2020

  • Creators
  • Formats
    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB ebook
  • Languages
    English
  • Levels
    ATOS Level: 4
    Interest Level: 9-12(UG)
    Text Difficulty: 2-3
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