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The Boxer and the Spy (2008)

by Robert B. Parker

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Mostly Parker-esque dialog, which, in my opinion, is a good thing. And blue butterflies. Damn, I'm sorry this man is dead.

Tags: 2016-read, a-favorite-author, i-liked-it, kids-of-most-ages, read, ya-lit ( )
  bookczuk | Feb 28, 2016 |
A fast easy read, written for young adults. I read it because I wanted to read all of Parker's books. ( )
  tom471 | Feb 7, 2015 |
Almost a young Spenser novel. The art of boxing is explained so well that it made me want to get in the ring (almost). ( )
  TulsaTV | Jan 2, 2013 |
Why did Jason Green commit suicide. . . or did he? Terry wants to know, because Jason was once kind to Terry. When he starts asking questions, things start happening --- and not good things.

Good mystery with all-rounded teen characters.

Really good for the list. ( )
  Kaybowes | Apr 8, 2010 |
Easy-to-read mystery with high school detective team. Reluctant readers will like the white space and the short chapters. Average mystery that includes some boxing and little romance. ( )
  kthielen | Aug 5, 2009 |
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Twenty miles north of Boston, Cabot was a rich town on the Water.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0399247750, Hardcover)

Another teen thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of the Spenser mysteries.

When a shy high school student?s body is found washed up on the shore of a quiet New England beach town?an apparent suicide?fifteen-year-old Terry Novak doesn?t know what to think. Something just doesn?t add up, so he decides to do some investigating of his own with the help of his best friend, Abby. It doesn?t take long before they learn that asking questions puts them in grave danger, and surviving is going to be a fight. Fortunately, Terry has been learning a thing or two about fighting, thanks to a retired boxer named George, who teaches the boy to use his head and always keep his feet set beneath him?lessons Terry takes to heart in more ways than one. He will need to.

Robert B. Parker, New York Times bestselling author of the Spenser novels, delivers a taut, empowering mystery for young readers.

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Fifteen-year-old Terry, an aspiring boxer, uncovers the mystery behind the unexpected death of a classmate.

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