Lightning's Run (Bareknuckle) review by nicta...
Lightning's Run (Bareknuckle)
by Gabriel Goodman
Age Range - 8 - 12
Genre - Fiction

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Age at time of review - 11
Reviewer's Location - Kingman, AZ, United States
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Lightning's Run is a book about Hiram, a Jewish immigrant, and Lightning, a former slave.  Hiram, a seventeen year old, has been sneaking off to a boxing club called the Woodrat because his father forbids any type of violence.  Hiram wants to be taught how to fight so he won’t get bullied anymore.  Lightning finds a fighter in Hiram and teaches him how to fight.  When the former slave owner of Lightning comes, Hiram needs to win his first fight to get enough money for Lightning to move to a new country.  The thing is, his first fight is with the boy who bullies him.  Can Hiram win to save Lightning?  Can he stop the bully?  Find out in this thrilling book. 


Gabriel Goodman did an excellent job on this book.  This book started a little slow, but picked up very fast.  I liked Lightning's Run and can’t wait to read the other books in the series.  This book was thrilling and I loved it.  The action in the book could have been real, especially during the boxing scenes.  If you like action, boxing, and drama, this would be a good book for you.  I would recommend this book to ages 10 and up.

Content Rating:

Content rating - some mature content

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There were some curse words and bloodshed.

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