Knockout

Knockout

Levi just wants to be treated like a typical kid. As a baby, he had a serious disease that caused him respiratory issues. He's fine now, but his mom and overprotective brother still think of him as damaged, and his schoolmates see him as the same class clown he's always been. He feels stuck. So when his dad?divorced from his mom?suggests he take up boxing, he falls in love Levi just wants to be treated like a typical kid. As a baby, he had a serious disease that caused him respiratory iss...

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Title:Knockout
Author:K.A. Holt
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Genres:Sports and Games
ISBN:1452163588
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:339 pages pages

Knockout Reviews

  • Meaghan
    Jun 22, 2018

    Thank you to Edelweiss+ for an eARC of this book. All opinions are my own. KNOCKOUT is the companion book to HOUSE ARREST, and I enjoyed this book even more than the first one. This is the story of Levi, Timothy's younger brother, who had serious health issues in the original story....

    Thanks to @kidlitexchange for the review copy of this title - all opinions are my own. Well, the only possible negative thing I can say about this one is that I wish it were longer! I just read House Arrest a few weeks ago in anticipation of this title, and I will say that although ...

    I picked this up on a whim from my new book display, and I'm really glad that I did! I really enjoyed Rhyme Schemer by K.A. Holt, so I'm not surprised to enjoy her style of storytelling in Knockout. Unlike most free verse that I've read, I really like the beats that Holt creates with h...

    This companion novel to House Arrest did not disappoint! This time readers hear from Levi as he fights to achieve what he considers a normal life. He examines his relationships with his mother, father, and brother, Timothy as he strives to move past his illness. I received an early...

    Powerful story ~real, raw, and brave; thanks to K.A. Holt for this one. ...

    Loved it! Such a great companion to house arrest! ...

    Loved HOUSE ARREST better, but this is a solid second in a series. Can?t believe how old Timothy is, and I?m glad the dad didn?t change - makes it more realistic. Loved the journal, too, in this easy-to-read novel in verse. ...

    Surprise! I make them laugh. I make them point. That way the tightrope is mine to control. The excellence of middle grade literature continues! So far this year, I've had the pleasure of reading a number of terrific, moving, unique children's fiction titles, and that train o...

    ~I received a free copy of this from Chronicle Books through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review~ Knockout was definitely different than I was expecting! Written in prose, it was straight to the point and quite blunt, as prose books tend to be, but still allowed you to really...

    (I got this book for free from LibraryThing?s Early Reviewers.) I haven?t read ?House Arrest?, the companion book to this one, but this book was able to stand on its own. (Though reading it did make me want to read the other.) The verse format made the story trip right along...

  • Cindy Hudson
    Apr 13, 2018

    Thank you to Edelweiss+ for an eARC of this book. All opinions are my own. KNOCKOUT is the companion book to HOUSE ARREST, and I enjoyed this book even more than the first one. This is the story of Levi, Timothy's younger brother, who had serious health issues in the original story....

    Thanks to @kidlitexchange for the review copy of this title - all opinions are my own. Well, the only possible negative thing I can say about this one is that I wish it were longer! I just read House Arrest a few weeks ago in anticipation of this title, and I will say that although ...

    I picked this up on a whim from my new book display, and I'm really glad that I did! I really enjoyed Rhyme Schemer by K.A. Holt, so I'm not surprised to enjoy her style of storytelling in Knockout. Unlike most free verse that I've read, I really like the beats that Holt creates with h...

    This companion novel to House Arrest did not disappoint! This time readers hear from Levi as he fights to achieve what he considers a normal life. He examines his relationships with his mother, father, and brother, Timothy as he strives to move past his illness. I received an early...

    Powerful story ~real, raw, and brave; thanks to K.A. Holt for this one. ...

    Loved it! Such a great companion to house arrest! ...

    Loved HOUSE ARREST better, but this is a solid second in a series. Can?t believe how old Timothy is, and I?m glad the dad didn?t change - makes it more realistic. Loved the journal, too, in this easy-to-read novel in verse. ...

    Surprise! I make them laugh. I make them point. That way the tightrope is mine to control. The excellence of middle grade literature continues! So far this year, I've had the pleasure of reading a number of terrific, moving, unique children's fiction titles, and that train o...

    ~I received a free copy of this from Chronicle Books through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review~ Knockout was definitely different than I was expecting! Written in prose, it was straight to the point and quite blunt, as prose books tend to be, but still allowed you to really...

    (I got this book for free from LibraryThing?s Early Reviewers.) I haven?t read ?House Arrest?, the companion book to this one, but this book was able to stand on its own. (Though reading it did make me want to read the other.) The verse format made the story trip right along...

    Knockout is the first novel in verse I?ve ever read, and I?m glad I started with middle grade. Levi?s story is simple and touching. Left with chronic respiratory issues after an earlier illness, we meet a Levi feeling very stuck and frustrated. He?s kept from normalcy by overpr...

    I must start this by acknowledging that I received this book through LibraryThing's Early Reviewers program, and I am grateful to the publisher for the opportunity to read this book. I didn't have huge hopes for this, but boy could I not put it down. Seriously--I read it all in a si...

    A gripping, humor filled story about one boy's fight for life, and what it means to live. Written in prose, this story's narrative is upfront and direct. Levi's life isn't an easy one, and this story doesn't sugar coat what Levi deals with both personally with his health, or his far fr...

    Thank you to @Kidlitxchange for the opportunity to read this book. All opinions are my own. Knockout is a companion to the book House Arrest, but it can be read as a stand-alone. ?This is a story of a young man trying to find his own path through the tangle of paths others have creat...

    This novel in verse is a companion book to Holt?s House Arrest. It moves the story forward eleven years, and is told from Levi?s point of view. It examines his relationships with family & friends as he tries to break free his safety cocoon Mom & Timothy have surrounded him ...

    I never really understood the appeal of boxing, but this amazing book gave me a new understanding of the sport and kids who choose it. Books are windows. Thank you K.A. Holt! ...

    4.5 really! I could not put it down! A unique read. I loved the shape/word poetry and the journal entries. A satisfying read. I loved House Arrest! Leaves me wanting one more book...... ...

    The perfect sport for a frail-since-birth middle schooler? Boxing, of course! Companion to House Arrest. ...

    E ARC from Netgalley.com Did not meet the needs of my collection at this time. ...

    Nice. Sequel to house arrest, sort of. ...

    One of my top ten favorite MG novels is House Arrest which is also one of my top 5 suggestions for MG reluctant readers (another being Holt's Rhyme Schemer). When I received an ARC of Knock Out, I moved it to the head of my TR pile, but I am not sure that I was ready for a book that di...

    I'm invested in these characters, so it was fun to visit them about a decade later and find out how the author wrote their future. Levi's voice wasn't as compelling to me as Timothy's in "House Arrest" and didn't have the same depth of language or situation. I liked when Levi's family ...

    Knockout, By K.A. Holt The first book that moved me enough to write a review was the book House Arrest, written by K.A. Holt. It seemed apt that my tenth review, my personal milestone would be a sequel to the above book ...Knockout by K.A. Holt. I wrote the first book review with my...

    Knowing that I am about to visit the 7th graders for the last time of the year, I am looking for great books that will appeal to reluctant readers. I will indeed booktalk this title in verse, even though I have not read House Arrest. Levi is small and fragile, or used to be, and his ...

    Knockout is an interesting book. It's written entirely in free verse poetry, and that is the books biggest strength. Our Hero is Levi, a 7th grader who wants to do boxing but can't because of health issues. The plot is very simple. But it isn't about that. It's about Levi and his fa...

    Levi wants to be just like anybody else, but sometimes he can?t breathe well, and lately it?s been getting worse. His mom and older brother hover over him, wanting to keep him safe. His dad tells him to toughen up, go out for a sport. He chooses boxing, liking the way he gets to fe...

  • Barbara
    Apr 30, 2018

    Thank you to Edelweiss+ for an eARC of this book. All opinions are my own. KNOCKOUT is the companion book to HOUSE ARREST, and I enjoyed this book even more than the first one. This is the story of Levi, Timothy's younger brother, who had serious health issues in the original story....

    Thanks to @kidlitexchange for the review copy of this title - all opinions are my own. Well, the only possible negative thing I can say about this one is that I wish it were longer! I just read House Arrest a few weeks ago in anticipation of this title, and I will say that although ...

    I picked this up on a whim from my new book display, and I'm really glad that I did! I really enjoyed Rhyme Schemer by K.A. Holt, so I'm not surprised to enjoy her style of storytelling in Knockout. Unlike most free verse that I've read, I really like the beats that Holt creates with h...

    This companion novel to House Arrest did not disappoint! This time readers hear from Levi as he fights to achieve what he considers a normal life. He examines his relationships with his mother, father, and brother, Timothy as he strives to move past his illness. I received an early...

    Powerful story ~real, raw, and brave; thanks to K.A. Holt for this one. ...

    Loved it! Such a great companion to house arrest! ...

    Loved HOUSE ARREST better, but this is a solid second in a series. Can?t believe how old Timothy is, and I?m glad the dad didn?t change - makes it more realistic. Loved the journal, too, in this easy-to-read novel in verse. ...

    Surprise! I make them laugh. I make them point. That way the tightrope is mine to control. The excellence of middle grade literature continues! So far this year, I've had the pleasure of reading a number of terrific, moving, unique children's fiction titles, and that train o...

    ~I received a free copy of this from Chronicle Books through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review~ Knockout was definitely different than I was expecting! Written in prose, it was straight to the point and quite blunt, as prose books tend to be, but still allowed you to really...

    (I got this book for free from LibraryThing?s Early Reviewers.) I haven?t read ?House Arrest?, the companion book to this one, but this book was able to stand on its own. (Though reading it did make me want to read the other.) The verse format made the story trip right along...

    Knockout is the first novel in verse I?ve ever read, and I?m glad I started with middle grade. Levi?s story is simple and touching. Left with chronic respiratory issues after an earlier illness, we meet a Levi feeling very stuck and frustrated. He?s kept from normalcy by overpr...

    I must start this by acknowledging that I received this book through LibraryThing's Early Reviewers program, and I am grateful to the publisher for the opportunity to read this book. I didn't have huge hopes for this, but boy could I not put it down. Seriously--I read it all in a si...

    A gripping, humor filled story about one boy's fight for life, and what it means to live. Written in prose, this story's narrative is upfront and direct. Levi's life isn't an easy one, and this story doesn't sugar coat what Levi deals with both personally with his health, or his far fr...

    Thank you to @Kidlitxchange for the opportunity to read this book. All opinions are my own. Knockout is a companion to the book House Arrest, but it can be read as a stand-alone. ?This is a story of a young man trying to find his own path through the tangle of paths others have creat...

    This novel in verse is a companion book to Holt?s House Arrest. It moves the story forward eleven years, and is told from Levi?s point of view. It examines his relationships with family & friends as he tries to break free his safety cocoon Mom & Timothy have surrounded him ...

    I never really understood the appeal of boxing, but this amazing book gave me a new understanding of the sport and kids who choose it. Books are windows. Thank you K.A. Holt! ...

    4.5 really! I could not put it down! A unique read. I loved the shape/word poetry and the journal entries. A satisfying read. I loved House Arrest! Leaves me wanting one more book...... ...

    The perfect sport for a frail-since-birth middle schooler? Boxing, of course! Companion to House Arrest. ...

    E ARC from Netgalley.com Did not meet the needs of my collection at this time. ...

    Nice. Sequel to house arrest, sort of. ...

    One of my top ten favorite MG novels is House Arrest which is also one of my top 5 suggestions for MG reluctant readers (another being Holt's Rhyme Schemer). When I received an ARC of Knock Out, I moved it to the head of my TR pile, but I am not sure that I was ready for a book that di...

    I'm invested in these characters, so it was fun to visit them about a decade later and find out how the author wrote their future. Levi's voice wasn't as compelling to me as Timothy's in "House Arrest" and didn't have the same depth of language or situation. I liked when Levi's family ...

    Knockout, By K.A. Holt The first book that moved me enough to write a review was the book House Arrest, written by K.A. Holt. It seemed apt that my tenth review, my personal milestone would be a sequel to the above book ...Knockout by K.A. Holt. I wrote the first book review with my...

    Knowing that I am about to visit the 7th graders for the last time of the year, I am looking for great books that will appeal to reluctant readers. I will indeed booktalk this title in verse, even though I have not read House Arrest. Levi is small and fragile, or used to be, and his ...

    Knockout is an interesting book. It's written entirely in free verse poetry, and that is the books biggest strength. Our Hero is Levi, a 7th grader who wants to do boxing but can't because of health issues. The plot is very simple. But it isn't about that. It's about Levi and his fa...

    Levi wants to be just like anybody else, but sometimes he can?t breathe well, and lately it?s been getting worse. His mom and older brother hover over him, wanting to keep him safe. His dad tells him to toughen up, go out for a sport. He chooses boxing, liking the way he gets to fe...

    I picked this book out because I thought it would challenge me -- I'm no enormous fan of boxing or poetry. However, I ate this book up (don't let my Goodreads timeline fool you. I actually read it in two days). I loved the complexity of the complexity of the relationships: mother-son, ...

    I don't even recall asking for this book for review, or if it was just sent to me, but I'm so glad it showed up on my doorstep! It's written in prose, and occasionally scattered throughout are pictures made up of words. Levi and his brother write back and forth to one another in a n...

    This novel in verse uses clever manipulation of letters and fonts and a distinct voice to tell the story of Levi, a boy whose overprotective family seeks to shelter him from life. Aware of the sacrifices they've made for him due to his medical condition, Levi is grateful but still want...

  • Ms. Yingling
    Jan 15, 2018

    Thank you to Edelweiss+ for an eARC of this book. All opinions are my own. KNOCKOUT is the companion book to HOUSE ARREST, and I enjoyed this book even more than the first one. This is the story of Levi, Timothy's younger brother, who had serious health issues in the original story....

    Thanks to @kidlitexchange for the review copy of this title - all opinions are my own. Well, the only possible negative thing I can say about this one is that I wish it were longer! I just read House Arrest a few weeks ago in anticipation of this title, and I will say that although ...

    I picked this up on a whim from my new book display, and I'm really glad that I did! I really enjoyed Rhyme Schemer by K.A. Holt, so I'm not surprised to enjoy her style of storytelling in Knockout. Unlike most free verse that I've read, I really like the beats that Holt creates with h...

    This companion novel to House Arrest did not disappoint! This time readers hear from Levi as he fights to achieve what he considers a normal life. He examines his relationships with his mother, father, and brother, Timothy as he strives to move past his illness. I received an early...

    Powerful story ~real, raw, and brave; thanks to K.A. Holt for this one. ...

    Loved it! Such a great companion to house arrest! ...

    Loved HOUSE ARREST better, but this is a solid second in a series. Can?t believe how old Timothy is, and I?m glad the dad didn?t change - makes it more realistic. Loved the journal, too, in this easy-to-read novel in verse. ...

    Surprise! I make them laugh. I make them point. That way the tightrope is mine to control. The excellence of middle grade literature continues! So far this year, I've had the pleasure of reading a number of terrific, moving, unique children's fiction titles, and that train o...

    ~I received a free copy of this from Chronicle Books through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review~ Knockout was definitely different than I was expecting! Written in prose, it was straight to the point and quite blunt, as prose books tend to be, but still allowed you to really...

    (I got this book for free from LibraryThing?s Early Reviewers.) I haven?t read ?House Arrest?, the companion book to this one, but this book was able to stand on its own. (Though reading it did make me want to read the other.) The verse format made the story trip right along...

    Knockout is the first novel in verse I?ve ever read, and I?m glad I started with middle grade. Levi?s story is simple and touching. Left with chronic respiratory issues after an earlier illness, we meet a Levi feeling very stuck and frustrated. He?s kept from normalcy by overpr...

    I must start this by acknowledging that I received this book through LibraryThing's Early Reviewers program, and I am grateful to the publisher for the opportunity to read this book. I didn't have huge hopes for this, but boy could I not put it down. Seriously--I read it all in a si...

    A gripping, humor filled story about one boy's fight for life, and what it means to live. Written in prose, this story's narrative is upfront and direct. Levi's life isn't an easy one, and this story doesn't sugar coat what Levi deals with both personally with his health, or his far fr...

    Thank you to @Kidlitxchange for the opportunity to read this book. All opinions are my own. Knockout is a companion to the book House Arrest, but it can be read as a stand-alone. ?This is a story of a young man trying to find his own path through the tangle of paths others have creat...

    This novel in verse is a companion book to Holt?s House Arrest. It moves the story forward eleven years, and is told from Levi?s point of view. It examines his relationships with family & friends as he tries to break free his safety cocoon Mom & Timothy have surrounded him ...

    I never really understood the appeal of boxing, but this amazing book gave me a new understanding of the sport and kids who choose it. Books are windows. Thank you K.A. Holt! ...

    4.5 really! I could not put it down! A unique read. I loved the shape/word poetry and the journal entries. A satisfying read. I loved House Arrest! Leaves me wanting one more book...... ...

    The perfect sport for a frail-since-birth middle schooler? Boxing, of course! Companion to House Arrest. ...

    E ARC from Netgalley.com Did not meet the needs of my collection at this time. ...

  • Hoover Public Library Kids and Teens
    Jun 07, 2018

    Thank you to Edelweiss+ for an eARC of this book. All opinions are my own. KNOCKOUT is the companion book to HOUSE ARREST, and I enjoyed this book even more than the first one. This is the story of Levi, Timothy's younger brother, who had serious health issues in the original story....

    Thanks to @kidlitexchange for the review copy of this title - all opinions are my own. Well, the only possible negative thing I can say about this one is that I wish it were longer! I just read House Arrest a few weeks ago in anticipation of this title, and I will say that although ...

    I picked this up on a whim from my new book display, and I'm really glad that I did! I really enjoyed Rhyme Schemer by K.A. Holt, so I'm not surprised to enjoy her style of storytelling in Knockout. Unlike most free verse that I've read, I really like the beats that Holt creates with h...

    This companion novel to House Arrest did not disappoint! This time readers hear from Levi as he fights to achieve what he considers a normal life. He examines his relationships with his mother, father, and brother, Timothy as he strives to move past his illness. I received an early...

    Powerful story ~real, raw, and brave; thanks to K.A. Holt for this one. ...

    Loved it! Such a great companion to house arrest! ...

    Loved HOUSE ARREST better, but this is a solid second in a series. Can?t believe how old Timothy is, and I?m glad the dad didn?t change - makes it more realistic. Loved the journal, too, in this easy-to-read novel in verse. ...

    Surprise! I make them laugh. I make them point. That way the tightrope is mine to control. The excellence of middle grade literature continues! So far this year, I've had the pleasure of reading a number of terrific, moving, unique children's fiction titles, and that train o...

    ~I received a free copy of this from Chronicle Books through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review~ Knockout was definitely different than I was expecting! Written in prose, it was straight to the point and quite blunt, as prose books tend to be, but still allowed you to really...

    (I got this book for free from LibraryThing?s Early Reviewers.) I haven?t read ?House Arrest?, the companion book to this one, but this book was able to stand on its own. (Though reading it did make me want to read the other.) The verse format made the story trip right along...

    Knockout is the first novel in verse I?ve ever read, and I?m glad I started with middle grade. Levi?s story is simple and touching. Left with chronic respiratory issues after an earlier illness, we meet a Levi feeling very stuck and frustrated. He?s kept from normalcy by overpr...

    I must start this by acknowledging that I received this book through LibraryThing's Early Reviewers program, and I am grateful to the publisher for the opportunity to read this book. I didn't have huge hopes for this, but boy could I not put it down. Seriously--I read it all in a si...

    A gripping, humor filled story about one boy's fight for life, and what it means to live. Written in prose, this story's narrative is upfront and direct. Levi's life isn't an easy one, and this story doesn't sugar coat what Levi deals with both personally with his health, or his far fr...

    Thank you to @Kidlitxchange for the opportunity to read this book. All opinions are my own. Knockout is a companion to the book House Arrest, but it can be read as a stand-alone. ?This is a story of a young man trying to find his own path through the tangle of paths others have creat...

    This novel in verse is a companion book to Holt?s House Arrest. It moves the story forward eleven years, and is told from Levi?s point of view. It examines his relationships with family & friends as he tries to break free his safety cocoon Mom & Timothy have surrounded him ...

    I never really understood the appeal of boxing, but this amazing book gave me a new understanding of the sport and kids who choose it. Books are windows. Thank you K.A. Holt! ...

    4.5 really! I could not put it down! A unique read. I loved the shape/word poetry and the journal entries. A satisfying read. I loved House Arrest! Leaves me wanting one more book...... ...

    The perfect sport for a frail-since-birth middle schooler? Boxing, of course! Companion to House Arrest. ...

  • Bonnie Grover
    Jun 29, 2018

    Thank you to Edelweiss+ for an eARC of this book. All opinions are my own. KNOCKOUT is the companion book to HOUSE ARREST, and I enjoyed this book even more than the first one. This is the story of Levi, Timothy's younger brother, who had serious health issues in the original story....

    Thanks to @kidlitexchange for the review copy of this title - all opinions are my own. Well, the only possible negative thing I can say about this one is that I wish it were longer! I just read House Arrest a few weeks ago in anticipation of this title, and I will say that although ...

    I picked this up on a whim from my new book display, and I'm really glad that I did! I really enjoyed Rhyme Schemer by K.A. Holt, so I'm not surprised to enjoy her style of storytelling in Knockout. Unlike most free verse that I've read, I really like the beats that Holt creates with h...

    This companion novel to House Arrest did not disappoint! This time readers hear from Levi as he fights to achieve what he considers a normal life. He examines his relationships with his mother, father, and brother, Timothy as he strives to move past his illness. I received an early...

    Powerful story ~real, raw, and brave; thanks to K.A. Holt for this one. ...

    Loved it! Such a great companion to house arrest! ...

    Loved HOUSE ARREST better, but this is a solid second in a series. Can?t believe how old Timothy is, and I?m glad the dad didn?t change - makes it more realistic. Loved the journal, too, in this easy-to-read novel in verse. ...

    Surprise! I make them laugh. I make them point. That way the tightrope is mine to control. The excellence of middle grade literature continues! So far this year, I've had the pleasure of reading a number of terrific, moving, unique children's fiction titles, and that train o...

    ~I received a free copy of this from Chronicle Books through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review~ Knockout was definitely different than I was expecting! Written in prose, it was straight to the point and quite blunt, as prose books tend to be, but still allowed you to really...

    (I got this book for free from LibraryThing?s Early Reviewers.) I haven?t read ?House Arrest?, the companion book to this one, but this book was able to stand on its own. (Though reading it did make me want to read the other.) The verse format made the story trip right along...

    Knockout is the first novel in verse I?ve ever read, and I?m glad I started with middle grade. Levi?s story is simple and touching. Left with chronic respiratory issues after an earlier illness, we meet a Levi feeling very stuck and frustrated. He?s kept from normalcy by overpr...

    I must start this by acknowledging that I received this book through LibraryThing's Early Reviewers program, and I am grateful to the publisher for the opportunity to read this book. I didn't have huge hopes for this, but boy could I not put it down. Seriously--I read it all in a si...

    A gripping, humor filled story about one boy's fight for life, and what it means to live. Written in prose, this story's narrative is upfront and direct. Levi's life isn't an easy one, and this story doesn't sugar coat what Levi deals with both personally with his health, or his far fr...

    Thank you to @Kidlitxchange for the opportunity to read this book. All opinions are my own. Knockout is a companion to the book House Arrest, but it can be read as a stand-alone. ?This is a story of a young man trying to find his own path through the tangle of paths others have creat...

  • Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids
    Feb 21, 2018

    Thank you to Edelweiss+ for an eARC of this book. All opinions are my own. KNOCKOUT is the companion book to HOUSE ARREST, and I enjoyed this book even more than the first one. This is the story of Levi, Timothy's younger brother, who had serious health issues in the original story....

    Thanks to @kidlitexchange for the review copy of this title - all opinions are my own. Well, the only possible negative thing I can say about this one is that I wish it were longer! I just read House Arrest a few weeks ago in anticipation of this title, and I will say that although ...

    I picked this up on a whim from my new book display, and I'm really glad that I did! I really enjoyed Rhyme Schemer by K.A. Holt, so I'm not surprised to enjoy her style of storytelling in Knockout. Unlike most free verse that I've read, I really like the beats that Holt creates with h...

    This companion novel to House Arrest did not disappoint! This time readers hear from Levi as he fights to achieve what he considers a normal life. He examines his relationships with his mother, father, and brother, Timothy as he strives to move past his illness. I received an early...

    Powerful story ~real, raw, and brave; thanks to K.A. Holt for this one. ...

    Loved it! Such a great companion to house arrest! ...

    Loved HOUSE ARREST better, but this is a solid second in a series. Can?t believe how old Timothy is, and I?m glad the dad didn?t change - makes it more realistic. Loved the journal, too, in this easy-to-read novel in verse. ...

    Surprise! I make them laugh. I make them point. That way the tightrope is mine to control. The excellence of middle grade literature continues! So far this year, I've had the pleasure of reading a number of terrific, moving, unique children's fiction titles, and that train o...

    ~I received a free copy of this from Chronicle Books through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review~ Knockout was definitely different than I was expecting! Written in prose, it was straight to the point and quite blunt, as prose books tend to be, but still allowed you to really...

    (I got this book for free from LibraryThing?s Early Reviewers.) I haven?t read ?House Arrest?, the companion book to this one, but this book was able to stand on its own. (Though reading it did make me want to read the other.) The verse format made the story trip right along...

    Knockout is the first novel in verse I?ve ever read, and I?m glad I started with middle grade. Levi?s story is simple and touching. Left with chronic respiratory issues after an earlier illness, we meet a Levi feeling very stuck and frustrated. He?s kept from normalcy by overpr...

    I must start this by acknowledging that I received this book through LibraryThing's Early Reviewers program, and I am grateful to the publisher for the opportunity to read this book. I didn't have huge hopes for this, but boy could I not put it down. Seriously--I read it all in a si...

    A gripping, humor filled story about one boy's fight for life, and what it means to live. Written in prose, this story's narrative is upfront and direct. Levi's life isn't an easy one, and this story doesn't sugar coat what Levi deals with both personally with his health, or his far fr...

  • Heather Taake
    Oct 24, 2018

    Thank you to Edelweiss+ for an eARC of this book. All opinions are my own. KNOCKOUT is the companion book to HOUSE ARREST, and I enjoyed this book even more than the first one. This is the story of Levi, Timothy's younger brother, who had serious health issues in the original story....

    Thanks to @kidlitexchange for the review copy of this title - all opinions are my own. Well, the only possible negative thing I can say about this one is that I wish it were longer! I just read House Arrest a few weeks ago in anticipation of this title, and I will say that although ...

    I picked this up on a whim from my new book display, and I'm really glad that I did! I really enjoyed Rhyme Schemer by K.A. Holt, so I'm not surprised to enjoy her style of storytelling in Knockout. Unlike most free verse that I've read, I really like the beats that Holt creates with h...

    This companion novel to House Arrest did not disappoint! This time readers hear from Levi as he fights to achieve what he considers a normal life. He examines his relationships with his mother, father, and brother, Timothy as he strives to move past his illness. I received an early...

    Powerful story ~real, raw, and brave; thanks to K.A. Holt for this one. ...

    Loved it! Such a great companion to house arrest! ...

  • Smcneice
    Jul 09, 2018

    Thank you to Edelweiss+ for an eARC of this book. All opinions are my own. KNOCKOUT is the companion book to HOUSE ARREST, and I enjoyed this book even more than the first one. This is the story of Levi, Timothy's younger brother, who had serious health issues in the original story....

    Thanks to @kidlitexchange for the review copy of this title - all opinions are my own. Well, the only possible negative thing I can say about this one is that I wish it were longer! I just read House Arrest a few weeks ago in anticipation of this title, and I will say that although ...

    I picked this up on a whim from my new book display, and I'm really glad that I did! I really enjoyed Rhyme Schemer by K.A. Holt, so I'm not surprised to enjoy her style of storytelling in Knockout. Unlike most free verse that I've read, I really like the beats that Holt creates with h...

    This companion novel to House Arrest did not disappoint! This time readers hear from Levi as he fights to achieve what he considers a normal life. He examines his relationships with his mother, father, and brother, Timothy as he strives to move past his illness. I received an early...

    Powerful story ~real, raw, and brave; thanks to K.A. Holt for this one. ...

    Loved it! Such a great companion to house arrest! ...

    Loved HOUSE ARREST better, but this is a solid second in a series. Can?t believe how old Timothy is, and I?m glad the dad didn?t change - makes it more realistic. Loved the journal, too, in this easy-to-read novel in verse. ...

    Surprise! I make them laugh. I make them point. That way the tightrope is mine to control. The excellence of middle grade literature continues! So far this year, I've had the pleasure of reading a number of terrific, moving, unique children's fiction titles, and that train o...

    ~I received a free copy of this from Chronicle Books through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review~ Knockout was definitely different than I was expecting! Written in prose, it was straight to the point and quite blunt, as prose books tend to be, but still allowed you to really...

    (I got this book for free from LibraryThing?s Early Reviewers.) I haven?t read ?House Arrest?, the companion book to this one, but this book was able to stand on its own. (Though reading it did make me want to read the other.) The verse format made the story trip right along...

    Knockout is the first novel in verse I?ve ever read, and I?m glad I started with middle grade. Levi?s story is simple and touching. Left with chronic respiratory issues after an earlier illness, we meet a Levi feeling very stuck and frustrated. He?s kept from normalcy by overpr...

    I must start this by acknowledging that I received this book through LibraryThing's Early Reviewers program, and I am grateful to the publisher for the opportunity to read this book. I didn't have huge hopes for this, but boy could I not put it down. Seriously--I read it all in a si...

    A gripping, humor filled story about one boy's fight for life, and what it means to live. Written in prose, this story's narrative is upfront and direct. Levi's life isn't an easy one, and this story doesn't sugar coat what Levi deals with both personally with his health, or his far fr...

    Thank you to @Kidlitxchange for the opportunity to read this book. All opinions are my own. Knockout is a companion to the book House Arrest, but it can be read as a stand-alone. ?This is a story of a young man trying to find his own path through the tangle of paths others have creat...

    This novel in verse is a companion book to Holt?s House Arrest. It moves the story forward eleven years, and is told from Levi?s point of view. It examines his relationships with family & friends as he tries to break free his safety cocoon Mom & Timothy have surrounded him ...

    I never really understood the appeal of boxing, but this amazing book gave me a new understanding of the sport and kids who choose it. Books are windows. Thank you K.A. Holt! ...

  • Michelle (FabBookReviews)
    May 04, 2018

    Thank you to Edelweiss+ for an eARC of this book. All opinions are my own. KNOCKOUT is the companion book to HOUSE ARREST, and I enjoyed this book even more than the first one. This is the story of Levi, Timothy's younger brother, who had serious health issues in the original story....

    Thanks to @kidlitexchange for the review copy of this title - all opinions are my own. Well, the only possible negative thing I can say about this one is that I wish it were longer! I just read House Arrest a few weeks ago in anticipation of this title, and I will say that although ...

    I picked this up on a whim from my new book display, and I'm really glad that I did! I really enjoyed Rhyme Schemer by K.A. Holt, so I'm not surprised to enjoy her style of storytelling in Knockout. Unlike most free verse that I've read, I really like the beats that Holt creates with h...

    This companion novel to House Arrest did not disappoint! This time readers hear from Levi as he fights to achieve what he considers a normal life. He examines his relationships with his mother, father, and brother, Timothy as he strives to move past his illness. I received an early...

    Powerful story ~real, raw, and brave; thanks to K.A. Holt for this one. ...

    Loved it! Such a great companion to house arrest! ...

    Loved HOUSE ARREST better, but this is a solid second in a series. Can?t believe how old Timothy is, and I?m glad the dad didn?t change - makes it more realistic. Loved the journal, too, in this easy-to-read novel in verse. ...

    Surprise! I make them laugh. I make them point. That way the tightrope is mine to control. The excellence of middle grade literature continues! So far this year, I've had the pleasure of reading a number of terrific, moving, unique children's fiction titles, and that train o...

  • Joy Kirr
    Mar 24, 2018

    Thank you to Edelweiss+ for an eARC of this book. All opinions are my own. KNOCKOUT is the companion book to HOUSE ARREST, and I enjoyed this book even more than the first one. This is the story of Levi, Timothy's younger brother, who had serious health issues in the original story....

    Thanks to @kidlitexchange for the review copy of this title - all opinions are my own. Well, the only possible negative thing I can say about this one is that I wish it were longer! I just read House Arrest a few weeks ago in anticipation of this title, and I will say that although ...

    I picked this up on a whim from my new book display, and I'm really glad that I did! I really enjoyed Rhyme Schemer by K.A. Holt, so I'm not surprised to enjoy her style of storytelling in Knockout. Unlike most free verse that I've read, I really like the beats that Holt creates with h...

    This companion novel to House Arrest did not disappoint! This time readers hear from Levi as he fights to achieve what he considers a normal life. He examines his relationships with his mother, father, and brother, Timothy as he strives to move past his illness. I received an early...

    Powerful story ~real, raw, and brave; thanks to K.A. Holt for this one. ...

    Loved it! Such a great companion to house arrest! ...

    Loved HOUSE ARREST better, but this is a solid second in a series. Can?t believe how old Timothy is, and I?m glad the dad didn?t change - makes it more realistic. Loved the journal, too, in this easy-to-read novel in verse. ...

  • Sabrina Fox
    Feb 12, 2018

    Thank you to Edelweiss+ for an eARC of this book. All opinions are my own. KNOCKOUT is the companion book to HOUSE ARREST, and I enjoyed this book even more than the first one. This is the story of Levi, Timothy's younger brother, who had serious health issues in the original story....

    Thanks to @kidlitexchange for the review copy of this title - all opinions are my own. Well, the only possible negative thing I can say about this one is that I wish it were longer! I just read House Arrest a few weeks ago in anticipation of this title, and I will say that although ...

    I picked this up on a whim from my new book display, and I'm really glad that I did! I really enjoyed Rhyme Schemer by K.A. Holt, so I'm not surprised to enjoy her style of storytelling in Knockout. Unlike most free verse that I've read, I really like the beats that Holt creates with h...

    This companion novel to House Arrest did not disappoint! This time readers hear from Levi as he fights to achieve what he considers a normal life. He examines his relationships with his mother, father, and brother, Timothy as he strives to move past his illness. I received an early...

    Powerful story ~real, raw, and brave; thanks to K.A. Holt for this one. ...

    Loved it! Such a great companion to house arrest! ...

    Loved HOUSE ARREST better, but this is a solid second in a series. Can?t believe how old Timothy is, and I?m glad the dad didn?t change - makes it more realistic. Loved the journal, too, in this easy-to-read novel in verse. ...

    Surprise! I make them laugh. I make them point. That way the tightrope is mine to control. The excellence of middle grade literature continues! So far this year, I've had the pleasure of reading a number of terrific, moving, unique children's fiction titles, and that train o...

    ~I received a free copy of this from Chronicle Books through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review~ Knockout was definitely different than I was expecting! Written in prose, it was straight to the point and quite blunt, as prose books tend to be, but still allowed you to really...

    (I got this book for free from LibraryThing?s Early Reviewers.) I haven?t read ?House Arrest?, the companion book to this one, but this book was able to stand on its own. (Though reading it did make me want to read the other.) The verse format made the story trip right along...

    Knockout is the first novel in verse I?ve ever read, and I?m glad I started with middle grade. Levi?s story is simple and touching. Left with chronic respiratory issues after an earlier illness, we meet a Levi feeling very stuck and frustrated. He?s kept from normalcy by overpr...

    I must start this by acknowledging that I received this book through LibraryThing's Early Reviewers program, and I am grateful to the publisher for the opportunity to read this book. I didn't have huge hopes for this, but boy could I not put it down. Seriously--I read it all in a si...

    A gripping, humor filled story about one boy's fight for life, and what it means to live. Written in prose, this story's narrative is upfront and direct. Levi's life isn't an easy one, and this story doesn't sugar coat what Levi deals with both personally with his health, or his far fr...

    Thank you to @Kidlitxchange for the opportunity to read this book. All opinions are my own. Knockout is a companion to the book House Arrest, but it can be read as a stand-alone. ?This is a story of a young man trying to find his own path through the tangle of paths others have creat...

    This novel in verse is a companion book to Holt?s House Arrest. It moves the story forward eleven years, and is told from Levi?s point of view. It examines his relationships with family & friends as he tries to break free his safety cocoon Mom & Timothy have surrounded him ...

    I never really understood the appeal of boxing, but this amazing book gave me a new understanding of the sport and kids who choose it. Books are windows. Thank you K.A. Holt! ...

    4.5 really! I could not put it down! A unique read. I loved the shape/word poetry and the journal entries. A satisfying read. I loved House Arrest! Leaves me wanting one more book...... ...

    The perfect sport for a frail-since-birth middle schooler? Boxing, of course! Companion to House Arrest. ...

    E ARC from Netgalley.com Did not meet the needs of my collection at this time. ...

    Nice. Sequel to house arrest, sort of. ...

    One of my top ten favorite MG novels is House Arrest which is also one of my top 5 suggestions for MG reluctant readers (another being Holt's Rhyme Schemer). When I received an ARC of Knock Out, I moved it to the head of my TR pile, but I am not sure that I was ready for a book that di...

    I'm invested in these characters, so it was fun to visit them about a decade later and find out how the author wrote their future. Levi's voice wasn't as compelling to me as Timothy's in "House Arrest" and didn't have the same depth of language or situation. I liked when Levi's family ...

    Knockout, By K.A. Holt The first book that moved me enough to write a review was the book House Arrest, written by K.A. Holt. It seemed apt that my tenth review, my personal milestone would be a sequel to the above book ...Knockout by K.A. Holt. I wrote the first book review with my...

    Knowing that I am about to visit the 7th graders for the last time of the year, I am looking for great books that will appeal to reluctant readers. I will indeed booktalk this title in verse, even though I have not read House Arrest. Levi is small and fragile, or used to be, and his ...

    Knockout is an interesting book. It's written entirely in free verse poetry, and that is the books biggest strength. Our Hero is Levi, a 7th grader who wants to do boxing but can't because of health issues. The plot is very simple. But it isn't about that. It's about Levi and his fa...

    Levi wants to be just like anybody else, but sometimes he can?t breathe well, and lately it?s been getting worse. His mom and older brother hover over him, wanting to keep him safe. His dad tells him to toughen up, go out for a sport. He chooses boxing, liking the way he gets to fe...

    I picked this book out because I thought it would challenge me -- I'm no enormous fan of boxing or poetry. However, I ate this book up (don't let my Goodreads timeline fool you. I actually read it in two days). I loved the complexity of the complexity of the relationships: mother-son, ...

    I don't even recall asking for this book for review, or if it was just sent to me, but I'm so glad it showed up on my doorstep! It's written in prose, and occasionally scattered throughout are pictures made up of words. Levi and his brother write back and forth to one another in a n...

  • Amy
    Mar 15, 2018

    Thank you to Edelweiss+ for an eARC of this book. All opinions are my own. KNOCKOUT is the companion book to HOUSE ARREST, and I enjoyed this book even more than the first one. This is the story of Levi, Timothy's younger brother, who had serious health issues in the original story....

    Thanks to @kidlitexchange for the review copy of this title - all opinions are my own. Well, the only possible negative thing I can say about this one is that I wish it were longer! I just read House Arrest a few weeks ago in anticipation of this title, and I will say that although ...

    I picked this up on a whim from my new book display, and I'm really glad that I did! I really enjoyed Rhyme Schemer by K.A. Holt, so I'm not surprised to enjoy her style of storytelling in Knockout. Unlike most free verse that I've read, I really like the beats that Holt creates with h...

    This companion novel to House Arrest did not disappoint! This time readers hear from Levi as he fights to achieve what he considers a normal life. He examines his relationships with his mother, father, and brother, Timothy as he strives to move past his illness. I received an early...

    Powerful story ~real, raw, and brave; thanks to K.A. Holt for this one. ...

    Loved it! Such a great companion to house arrest! ...

    Loved HOUSE ARREST better, but this is a solid second in a series. Can?t believe how old Timothy is, and I?m glad the dad didn?t change - makes it more realistic. Loved the journal, too, in this easy-to-read novel in verse. ...

    Surprise! I make them laugh. I make them point. That way the tightrope is mine to control. The excellence of middle grade literature continues! So far this year, I've had the pleasure of reading a number of terrific, moving, unique children's fiction titles, and that train o...

    ~I received a free copy of this from Chronicle Books through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review~ Knockout was definitely different than I was expecting! Written in prose, it was straight to the point and quite blunt, as prose books tend to be, but still allowed you to really...

    (I got this book for free from LibraryThing?s Early Reviewers.) I haven?t read ?House Arrest?, the companion book to this one, but this book was able to stand on its own. (Though reading it did make me want to read the other.) The verse format made the story trip right along...

    Knockout is the first novel in verse I?ve ever read, and I?m glad I started with middle grade. Levi?s story is simple and touching. Left with chronic respiratory issues after an earlier illness, we meet a Levi feeling very stuck and frustrated. He?s kept from normalcy by overpr...

    I must start this by acknowledging that I received this book through LibraryThing's Early Reviewers program, and I am grateful to the publisher for the opportunity to read this book. I didn't have huge hopes for this, but boy could I not put it down. Seriously--I read it all in a si...

    A gripping, humor filled story about one boy's fight for life, and what it means to live. Written in prose, this story's narrative is upfront and direct. Levi's life isn't an easy one, and this story doesn't sugar coat what Levi deals with both personally with his health, or his far fr...

    Thank you to @Kidlitxchange for the opportunity to read this book. All opinions are my own. Knockout is a companion to the book House Arrest, but it can be read as a stand-alone. ?This is a story of a young man trying to find his own path through the tangle of paths others have creat...

    This novel in verse is a companion book to Holt?s House Arrest. It moves the story forward eleven years, and is told from Levi?s point of view. It examines his relationships with family & friends as he tries to break free his safety cocoon Mom & Timothy have surrounded him ...

    I never really understood the appeal of boxing, but this amazing book gave me a new understanding of the sport and kids who choose it. Books are windows. Thank you K.A. Holt! ...

    4.5 really! I could not put it down! A unique read. I loved the shape/word poetry and the journal entries. A satisfying read. I loved House Arrest! Leaves me wanting one more book...... ...

    The perfect sport for a frail-since-birth middle schooler? Boxing, of course! Companion to House Arrest. ...

    E ARC from Netgalley.com Did not meet the needs of my collection at this time. ...

    Nice. Sequel to house arrest, sort of. ...

    One of my top ten favorite MG novels is House Arrest which is also one of my top 5 suggestions for MG reluctant readers (another being Holt's Rhyme Schemer). When I received an ARC of Knock Out, I moved it to the head of my TR pile, but I am not sure that I was ready for a book that di...

    I'm invested in these characters, so it was fun to visit them about a decade later and find out how the author wrote their future. Levi's voice wasn't as compelling to me as Timothy's in "House Arrest" and didn't have the same depth of language or situation. I liked when Levi's family ...

    Knockout, By K.A. Holt The first book that moved me enough to write a review was the book House Arrest, written by K.A. Holt. It seemed apt that my tenth review, my personal milestone would be a sequel to the above book ...Knockout by K.A. Holt. I wrote the first book review with my...

    Knowing that I am about to visit the 7th graders for the last time of the year, I am looking for great books that will appeal to reluctant readers. I will indeed booktalk this title in verse, even though I have not read House Arrest. Levi is small and fragile, or used to be, and his ...

    Knockout is an interesting book. It's written entirely in free verse poetry, and that is the books biggest strength. Our Hero is Levi, a 7th grader who wants to do boxing but can't because of health issues. The plot is very simple. But it isn't about that. It's about Levi and his fa...

    Levi wants to be just like anybody else, but sometimes he can?t breathe well, and lately it?s been getting worse. His mom and older brother hover over him, wanting to keep him safe. His dad tells him to toughen up, go out for a sport. He chooses boxing, liking the way he gets to fe...

    I picked this book out because I thought it would challenge me -- I'm no enormous fan of boxing or poetry. However, I ate this book up (don't let my Goodreads timeline fool you. I actually read it in two days). I loved the complexity of the complexity of the relationships: mother-son, ...

    I don't even recall asking for this book for review, or if it was just sent to me, but I'm so glad it showed up on my doorstep! It's written in prose, and occasionally scattered throughout are pictures made up of words. Levi and his brother write back and forth to one another in a n...

    This novel in verse uses clever manipulation of letters and fonts and a distinct voice to tell the story of Levi, a boy whose overprotective family seeks to shelter him from life. Aware of the sacrifices they've made for him due to his medical condition, Levi is grateful but still want...

    Actual rating: 3.5 stars. I liked this book, I really did, but I'm just not a huge verse novel/sports fiction fan. So I didn't love it, but that is just my personal preference, NOT indicative of the actual book/writing. This story is a "part 2" continuation of K.A. Holt's earlier ve...

  • Michelle Simpson
    Feb 20, 2018

    Thank you to Edelweiss+ for an eARC of this book. All opinions are my own. KNOCKOUT is the companion book to HOUSE ARREST, and I enjoyed this book even more than the first one. This is the story of Levi, Timothy's younger brother, who had serious health issues in the original story....

    Thanks to @kidlitexchange for the review copy of this title - all opinions are my own. Well, the only possible negative thing I can say about this one is that I wish it were longer! I just read House Arrest a few weeks ago in anticipation of this title, and I will say that although ...

    I picked this up on a whim from my new book display, and I'm really glad that I did! I really enjoyed Rhyme Schemer by K.A. Holt, so I'm not surprised to enjoy her style of storytelling in Knockout. Unlike most free verse that I've read, I really like the beats that Holt creates with h...

    This companion novel to House Arrest did not disappoint! This time readers hear from Levi as he fights to achieve what he considers a normal life. He examines his relationships with his mother, father, and brother, Timothy as he strives to move past his illness. I received an early...

  • Kathie
    Feb 22, 2018

    Thank you to Edelweiss+ for an eARC of this book. All opinions are my own. KNOCKOUT is the companion book to HOUSE ARREST, and I enjoyed this book even more than the first one. This is the story of Levi, Timothy's younger brother, who had serious health issues in the original story....

  • Ashley
    Jul 19, 2018

    Thank you to Edelweiss+ for an eARC of this book. All opinions are my own. KNOCKOUT is the companion book to HOUSE ARREST, and I enjoyed this book even more than the first one. This is the story of Levi, Timothy's younger brother, who had serious health issues in the original story....

    Thanks to @kidlitexchange for the review copy of this title - all opinions are my own. Well, the only possible negative thing I can say about this one is that I wish it were longer! I just read House Arrest a few weeks ago in anticipation of this title, and I will say that although ...

    I picked this up on a whim from my new book display, and I'm really glad that I did! I really enjoyed Rhyme Schemer by K.A. Holt, so I'm not surprised to enjoy her style of storytelling in Knockout. Unlike most free verse that I've read, I really like the beats that Holt creates with h...

  • Kathy Mathey
    Nov 19, 2018

    Thank you to Edelweiss+ for an eARC of this book. All opinions are my own. KNOCKOUT is the companion book to HOUSE ARREST, and I enjoyed this book even more than the first one. This is the story of Levi, Timothy's younger brother, who had serious health issues in the original story....

    Thanks to @kidlitexchange for the review copy of this title - all opinions are my own. Well, the only possible negative thing I can say about this one is that I wish it were longer! I just read House Arrest a few weeks ago in anticipation of this title, and I will say that although ...

    I picked this up on a whim from my new book display, and I'm really glad that I did! I really enjoyed Rhyme Schemer by K.A. Holt, so I'm not surprised to enjoy her style of storytelling in Knockout. Unlike most free verse that I've read, I really like the beats that Holt creates with h...

    This companion novel to House Arrest did not disappoint! This time readers hear from Levi as he fights to achieve what he considers a normal life. He examines his relationships with his mother, father, and brother, Timothy as he strives to move past his illness. I received an early...

    Powerful story ~real, raw, and brave; thanks to K.A. Holt for this one. ...

  • Kate Olson
    Feb 17, 2018

    Thank you to Edelweiss+ for an eARC of this book. All opinions are my own. KNOCKOUT is the companion book to HOUSE ARREST, and I enjoyed this book even more than the first one. This is the story of Levi, Timothy's younger brother, who had serious health issues in the original story....

    Thanks to @kidlitexchange for the review copy of this title - all opinions are my own. Well, the only possible negative thing I can say about this one is that I wish it were longer! I just read House Arrest a few weeks ago in anticipation of this title, and I will say that although ...

  • Rachel
    Apr 17, 2018

    Thank you to Edelweiss+ for an eARC of this book. All opinions are my own. KNOCKOUT is the companion book to HOUSE ARREST, and I enjoyed this book even more than the first one. This is the story of Levi, Timothy's younger brother, who had serious health issues in the original story....

    Thanks to @kidlitexchange for the review copy of this title - all opinions are my own. Well, the only possible negative thing I can say about this one is that I wish it were longer! I just read House Arrest a few weeks ago in anticipation of this title, and I will say that although ...

    I picked this up on a whim from my new book display, and I'm really glad that I did! I really enjoyed Rhyme Schemer by K.A. Holt, so I'm not surprised to enjoy her style of storytelling in Knockout. Unlike most free verse that I've read, I really like the beats that Holt creates with h...

    This companion novel to House Arrest did not disappoint! This time readers hear from Levi as he fights to achieve what he considers a normal life. He examines his relationships with his mother, father, and brother, Timothy as he strives to move past his illness. I received an early...

    Powerful story ~real, raw, and brave; thanks to K.A. Holt for this one. ...

    Loved it! Such a great companion to house arrest! ...

    Loved HOUSE ARREST better, but this is a solid second in a series. Can?t believe how old Timothy is, and I?m glad the dad didn?t change - makes it more realistic. Loved the journal, too, in this easy-to-read novel in verse. ...

    Surprise! I make them laugh. I make them point. That way the tightrope is mine to control. The excellence of middle grade literature continues! So far this year, I've had the pleasure of reading a number of terrific, moving, unique children's fiction titles, and that train o...

    ~I received a free copy of this from Chronicle Books through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review~ Knockout was definitely different than I was expecting! Written in prose, it was straight to the point and quite blunt, as prose books tend to be, but still allowed you to really...

    (I got this book for free from LibraryThing?s Early Reviewers.) I haven?t read ?House Arrest?, the companion book to this one, but this book was able to stand on its own. (Though reading it did make me want to read the other.) The verse format made the story trip right along...

    Knockout is the first novel in verse I?ve ever read, and I?m glad I started with middle grade. Levi?s story is simple and touching. Left with chronic respiratory issues after an earlier illness, we meet a Levi feeling very stuck and frustrated. He?s kept from normalcy by overpr...

    I must start this by acknowledging that I received this book through LibraryThing's Early Reviewers program, and I am grateful to the publisher for the opportunity to read this book. I didn't have huge hopes for this, but boy could I not put it down. Seriously--I read it all in a si...

    A gripping, humor filled story about one boy's fight for life, and what it means to live. Written in prose, this story's narrative is upfront and direct. Levi's life isn't an easy one, and this story doesn't sugar coat what Levi deals with both personally with his health, or his far fr...

    Thank you to @Kidlitxchange for the opportunity to read this book. All opinions are my own. Knockout is a companion to the book House Arrest, but it can be read as a stand-alone. ?This is a story of a young man trying to find his own path through the tangle of paths others have creat...

    This novel in verse is a companion book to Holt?s House Arrest. It moves the story forward eleven years, and is told from Levi?s point of view. It examines his relationships with family & friends as he tries to break free his safety cocoon Mom & Timothy have surrounded him ...

    I never really understood the appeal of boxing, but this amazing book gave me a new understanding of the sport and kids who choose it. Books are windows. Thank you K.A. Holt! ...

    4.5 really! I could not put it down! A unique read. I loved the shape/word poetry and the journal entries. A satisfying read. I loved House Arrest! Leaves me wanting one more book...... ...

    The perfect sport for a frail-since-birth middle schooler? Boxing, of course! Companion to House Arrest. ...

    E ARC from Netgalley.com Did not meet the needs of my collection at this time. ...

    Nice. Sequel to house arrest, sort of. ...

    One of my top ten favorite MG novels is House Arrest which is also one of my top 5 suggestions for MG reluctant readers (another being Holt's Rhyme Schemer). When I received an ARC of Knock Out, I moved it to the head of my TR pile, but I am not sure that I was ready for a book that di...

    I'm invested in these characters, so it was fun to visit them about a decade later and find out how the author wrote their future. Levi's voice wasn't as compelling to me as Timothy's in "House Arrest" and didn't have the same depth of language or situation. I liked when Levi's family ...

  • Katie Reilley
    May 12, 2018

    Thank you to Edelweiss+ for an eARC of this book. All opinions are my own. KNOCKOUT is the companion book to HOUSE ARREST, and I enjoyed this book even more than the first one. This is the story of Levi, Timothy's younger brother, who had serious health issues in the original story....

    Thanks to @kidlitexchange for the review copy of this title - all opinions are my own. Well, the only possible negative thing I can say about this one is that I wish it were longer! I just read House Arrest a few weeks ago in anticipation of this title, and I will say that although ...

    I picked this up on a whim from my new book display, and I'm really glad that I did! I really enjoyed Rhyme Schemer by K.A. Holt, so I'm not surprised to enjoy her style of storytelling in Knockout. Unlike most free verse that I've read, I really like the beats that Holt creates with h...

    This companion novel to House Arrest did not disappoint! This time readers hear from Levi as he fights to achieve what he considers a normal life. He examines his relationships with his mother, father, and brother, Timothy as he strives to move past his illness. I received an early...

    Powerful story ~real, raw, and brave; thanks to K.A. Holt for this one. ...

    Loved it! Such a great companion to house arrest! ...

    Loved HOUSE ARREST better, but this is a solid second in a series. Can?t believe how old Timothy is, and I?m glad the dad didn?t change - makes it more realistic. Loved the journal, too, in this easy-to-read novel in verse. ...

    Surprise! I make them laugh. I make them point. That way the tightrope is mine to control. The excellence of middle grade literature continues! So far this year, I've had the pleasure of reading a number of terrific, moving, unique children's fiction titles, and that train o...

    ~I received a free copy of this from Chronicle Books through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review~ Knockout was definitely different than I was expecting! Written in prose, it was straight to the point and quite blunt, as prose books tend to be, but still allowed you to really...

    (I got this book for free from LibraryThing?s Early Reviewers.) I haven?t read ?House Arrest?, the companion book to this one, but this book was able to stand on its own. (Though reading it did make me want to read the other.) The verse format made the story trip right along...

    Knockout is the first novel in verse I?ve ever read, and I?m glad I started with middle grade. Levi?s story is simple and touching. Left with chronic respiratory issues after an earlier illness, we meet a Levi feeling very stuck and frustrated. He?s kept from normalcy by overpr...

    I must start this by acknowledging that I received this book through LibraryThing's Early Reviewers program, and I am grateful to the publisher for the opportunity to read this book. I didn't have huge hopes for this, but boy could I not put it down. Seriously--I read it all in a si...

    A gripping, humor filled story about one boy's fight for life, and what it means to live. Written in prose, this story's narrative is upfront and direct. Levi's life isn't an easy one, and this story doesn't sugar coat what Levi deals with both personally with his health, or his far fr...

    Thank you to @Kidlitxchange for the opportunity to read this book. All opinions are my own. Knockout is a companion to the book House Arrest, but it can be read as a stand-alone. ?This is a story of a young man trying to find his own path through the tangle of paths others have creat...

    This novel in verse is a companion book to Holt?s House Arrest. It moves the story forward eleven years, and is told from Levi?s point of view. It examines his relationships with family & friends as he tries to break free his safety cocoon Mom & Timothy have surrounded him ...

  • Heidi
    Mar 03, 2018

    Thank you to Edelweiss+ for an eARC of this book. All opinions are my own. KNOCKOUT is the companion book to HOUSE ARREST, and I enjoyed this book even more than the first one. This is the story of Levi, Timothy's younger brother, who had serious health issues in the original story....

    Thanks to @kidlitexchange for the review copy of this title - all opinions are my own. Well, the only possible negative thing I can say about this one is that I wish it were longer! I just read House Arrest a few weeks ago in anticipation of this title, and I will say that although ...

    I picked this up on a whim from my new book display, and I'm really glad that I did! I really enjoyed Rhyme Schemer by K.A. Holt, so I'm not surprised to enjoy her style of storytelling in Knockout. Unlike most free verse that I've read, I really like the beats that Holt creates with h...

    This companion novel to House Arrest did not disappoint! This time readers hear from Levi as he fights to achieve what he considers a normal life. He examines his relationships with his mother, father, and brother, Timothy as he strives to move past his illness. I received an early...

    Powerful story ~real, raw, and brave; thanks to K.A. Holt for this one. ...

    Loved it! Such a great companion to house arrest! ...

    Loved HOUSE ARREST better, but this is a solid second in a series. Can?t believe how old Timothy is, and I?m glad the dad didn?t change - makes it more realistic. Loved the journal, too, in this easy-to-read novel in verse. ...

    Surprise! I make them laugh. I make them point. That way the tightrope is mine to control. The excellence of middle grade literature continues! So far this year, I've had the pleasure of reading a number of terrific, moving, unique children's fiction titles, and that train o...

    ~I received a free copy of this from Chronicle Books through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review~ Knockout was definitely different than I was expecting! Written in prose, it was straight to the point and quite blunt, as prose books tend to be, but still allowed you to really...

    (I got this book for free from LibraryThing?s Early Reviewers.) I haven?t read ?House Arrest?, the companion book to this one, but this book was able to stand on its own. (Though reading it did make me want to read the other.) The verse format made the story trip right along...

    Knockout is the first novel in verse I?ve ever read, and I?m glad I started with middle grade. Levi?s story is simple and touching. Left with chronic respiratory issues after an earlier illness, we meet a Levi feeling very stuck and frustrated. He?s kept from normalcy by overpr...

  • Ai Miller
    Apr 23, 2018

    Thank you to Edelweiss+ for an eARC of this book. All opinions are my own. KNOCKOUT is the companion book to HOUSE ARREST, and I enjoyed this book even more than the first one. This is the story of Levi, Timothy's younger brother, who had serious health issues in the original story....

    Thanks to @kidlitexchange for the review copy of this title - all opinions are my own. Well, the only possible negative thing I can say about this one is that I wish it were longer! I just read House Arrest a few weeks ago in anticipation of this title, and I will say that although ...

    I picked this up on a whim from my new book display, and I'm really glad that I did! I really enjoyed Rhyme Schemer by K.A. Holt, so I'm not surprised to enjoy her style of storytelling in Knockout. Unlike most free verse that I've read, I really like the beats that Holt creates with h...

    This companion novel to House Arrest did not disappoint! This time readers hear from Levi as he fights to achieve what he considers a normal life. He examines his relationships with his mother, father, and brother, Timothy as he strives to move past his illness. I received an early...

    Powerful story ~real, raw, and brave; thanks to K.A. Holt for this one. ...

    Loved it! Such a great companion to house arrest! ...

    Loved HOUSE ARREST better, but this is a solid second in a series. Can?t believe how old Timothy is, and I?m glad the dad didn?t change - makes it more realistic. Loved the journal, too, in this easy-to-read novel in verse. ...

    Surprise! I make them laugh. I make them point. That way the tightrope is mine to control. The excellence of middle grade literature continues! So far this year, I've had the pleasure of reading a number of terrific, moving, unique children's fiction titles, and that train o...

    ~I received a free copy of this from Chronicle Books through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review~ Knockout was definitely different than I was expecting! Written in prose, it was straight to the point and quite blunt, as prose books tend to be, but still allowed you to really...

    (I got this book for free from LibraryThing?s Early Reviewers.) I haven?t read ?House Arrest?, the companion book to this one, but this book was able to stand on its own. (Though reading it did make me want to read the other.) The verse format made the story trip right along...

    Knockout is the first novel in verse I?ve ever read, and I?m glad I started with middle grade. Levi?s story is simple and touching. Left with chronic respiratory issues after an earlier illness, we meet a Levi feeling very stuck and frustrated. He?s kept from normalcy by overpr...

    I must start this by acknowledging that I received this book through LibraryThing's Early Reviewers program, and I am grateful to the publisher for the opportunity to read this book. I didn't have huge hopes for this, but boy could I not put it down. Seriously--I read it all in a si...

  • Julia
    Dec 26, 2017

    Thank you to Edelweiss+ for an eARC of this book. All opinions are my own. KNOCKOUT is the companion book to HOUSE ARREST, and I enjoyed this book even more than the first one. This is the story of Levi, Timothy's younger brother, who had serious health issues in the original story....

    Thanks to @kidlitexchange for the review copy of this title - all opinions are my own. Well, the only possible negative thing I can say about this one is that I wish it were longer! I just read House Arrest a few weeks ago in anticipation of this title, and I will say that although ...

    I picked this up on a whim from my new book display, and I'm really glad that I did! I really enjoyed Rhyme Schemer by K.A. Holt, so I'm not surprised to enjoy her style of storytelling in Knockout. Unlike most free verse that I've read, I really like the beats that Holt creates with h...

    This companion novel to House Arrest did not disappoint! This time readers hear from Levi as he fights to achieve what he considers a normal life. He examines his relationships with his mother, father, and brother, Timothy as he strives to move past his illness. I received an early...

    Powerful story ~real, raw, and brave; thanks to K.A. Holt for this one. ...

    Loved it! Such a great companion to house arrest! ...

    Loved HOUSE ARREST better, but this is a solid second in a series. Can?t believe how old Timothy is, and I?m glad the dad didn?t change - makes it more realistic. Loved the journal, too, in this easy-to-read novel in verse. ...

    Surprise! I make them laugh. I make them point. That way the tightrope is mine to control. The excellence of middle grade literature continues! So far this year, I've had the pleasure of reading a number of terrific, moving, unique children's fiction titles, and that train o...

    ~I received a free copy of this from Chronicle Books through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review~ Knockout was definitely different than I was expecting! Written in prose, it was straight to the point and quite blunt, as prose books tend to be, but still allowed you to really...

    (I got this book for free from LibraryThing?s Early Reviewers.) I haven?t read ?House Arrest?, the companion book to this one, but this book was able to stand on its own. (Though reading it did make me want to read the other.) The verse format made the story trip right along...

    Knockout is the first novel in verse I?ve ever read, and I?m glad I started with middle grade. Levi?s story is simple and touching. Left with chronic respiratory issues after an earlier illness, we meet a Levi feeling very stuck and frustrated. He?s kept from normalcy by overpr...

    I must start this by acknowledging that I received this book through LibraryThing's Early Reviewers program, and I am grateful to the publisher for the opportunity to read this book. I didn't have huge hopes for this, but boy could I not put it down. Seriously--I read it all in a si...

    A gripping, humor filled story about one boy's fight for life, and what it means to live. Written in prose, this story's narrative is upfront and direct. Levi's life isn't an easy one, and this story doesn't sugar coat what Levi deals with both personally with his health, or his far fr...

    Thank you to @Kidlitxchange for the opportunity to read this book. All opinions are my own. Knockout is a companion to the book House Arrest, but it can be read as a stand-alone. ?This is a story of a young man trying to find his own path through the tangle of paths others have creat...

    This novel in verse is a companion book to Holt?s House Arrest. It moves the story forward eleven years, and is told from Levi?s point of view. It examines his relationships with family & friends as he tries to break free his safety cocoon Mom & Timothy have surrounded him ...

    I never really understood the appeal of boxing, but this amazing book gave me a new understanding of the sport and kids who choose it. Books are windows. Thank you K.A. Holt! ...

    4.5 really! I could not put it down! A unique read. I loved the shape/word poetry and the journal entries. A satisfying read. I loved House Arrest! Leaves me wanting one more book...... ...

  • Sreya Van
    Dec 09, 2017

    Thank you to Edelweiss+ for an eARC of this book. All opinions are my own. KNOCKOUT is the companion book to HOUSE ARREST, and I enjoyed this book even more than the first one. This is the story of Levi, Timothy's younger brother, who had serious health issues in the original story....

    Thanks to @kidlitexchange for the review copy of this title - all opinions are my own. Well, the only possible negative thing I can say about this one is that I wish it were longer! I just read House Arrest a few weeks ago in anticipation of this title, and I will say that although ...

    I picked this up on a whim from my new book display, and I'm really glad that I did! I really enjoyed Rhyme Schemer by K.A. Holt, so I'm not surprised to enjoy her style of storytelling in Knockout. Unlike most free verse that I've read, I really like the beats that Holt creates with h...

    This companion novel to House Arrest did not disappoint! This time readers hear from Levi as he fights to achieve what he considers a normal life. He examines his relationships with his mother, father, and brother, Timothy as he strives to move past his illness. I received an early...

    Powerful story ~real, raw, and brave; thanks to K.A. Holt for this one. ...

    Loved it! Such a great companion to house arrest! ...

    Loved HOUSE ARREST better, but this is a solid second in a series. Can?t believe how old Timothy is, and I?m glad the dad didn?t change - makes it more realistic. Loved the journal, too, in this easy-to-read novel in verse. ...

    Surprise! I make them laugh. I make them point. That way the tightrope is mine to control. The excellence of middle grade literature continues! So far this year, I've had the pleasure of reading a number of terrific, moving, unique children's fiction titles, and that train o...

    ~I received a free copy of this from Chronicle Books through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review~ Knockout was definitely different than I was expecting! Written in prose, it was straight to the point and quite blunt, as prose books tend to be, but still allowed you to really...

  • Lesley
    Dec 17, 2017

    Thank you to Edelweiss+ for an eARC of this book. All opinions are my own. KNOCKOUT is the companion book to HOUSE ARREST, and I enjoyed this book even more than the first one. This is the story of Levi, Timothy's younger brother, who had serious health issues in the original story....

    Thanks to @kidlitexchange for the review copy of this title - all opinions are my own. Well, the only possible negative thing I can say about this one is that I wish it were longer! I just read House Arrest a few weeks ago in anticipation of this title, and I will say that although ...

    I picked this up on a whim from my new book display, and I'm really glad that I did! I really enjoyed Rhyme Schemer by K.A. Holt, so I'm not surprised to enjoy her style of storytelling in Knockout. Unlike most free verse that I've read, I really like the beats that Holt creates with h...

    This companion novel to House Arrest did not disappoint! This time readers hear from Levi as he fights to achieve what he considers a normal life. He examines his relationships with his mother, father, and brother, Timothy as he strives to move past his illness. I received an early...

    Powerful story ~real, raw, and brave; thanks to K.A. Holt for this one. ...

    Loved it! Such a great companion to house arrest! ...

    Loved HOUSE ARREST better, but this is a solid second in a series. Can?t believe how old Timothy is, and I?m glad the dad didn?t change - makes it more realistic. Loved the journal, too, in this easy-to-read novel in verse. ...

    Surprise! I make them laugh. I make them point. That way the tightrope is mine to control. The excellence of middle grade literature continues! So far this year, I've had the pleasure of reading a number of terrific, moving, unique children's fiction titles, and that train o...

    ~I received a free copy of this from Chronicle Books through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review~ Knockout was definitely different than I was expecting! Written in prose, it was straight to the point and quite blunt, as prose books tend to be, but still allowed you to really...

    (I got this book for free from LibraryThing?s Early Reviewers.) I haven?t read ?House Arrest?, the companion book to this one, but this book was able to stand on its own. (Though reading it did make me want to read the other.) The verse format made the story trip right along...

    Knockout is the first novel in verse I?ve ever read, and I?m glad I started with middle grade. Levi?s story is simple and touching. Left with chronic respiratory issues after an earlier illness, we meet a Levi feeling very stuck and frustrated. He?s kept from normalcy by overpr...

    I must start this by acknowledging that I received this book through LibraryThing's Early Reviewers program, and I am grateful to the publisher for the opportunity to read this book. I didn't have huge hopes for this, but boy could I not put it down. Seriously--I read it all in a si...

    A gripping, humor filled story about one boy's fight for life, and what it means to live. Written in prose, this story's narrative is upfront and direct. Levi's life isn't an easy one, and this story doesn't sugar coat what Levi deals with both personally with his health, or his far fr...

    Thank you to @Kidlitxchange for the opportunity to read this book. All opinions are my own. Knockout is a companion to the book House Arrest, but it can be read as a stand-alone. ?This is a story of a young man trying to find his own path through the tangle of paths others have creat...

    This novel in verse is a companion book to Holt?s House Arrest. It moves the story forward eleven years, and is told from Levi?s point of view. It examines his relationships with family & friends as he tries to break free his safety cocoon Mom & Timothy have surrounded him ...

    I never really understood the appeal of boxing, but this amazing book gave me a new understanding of the sport and kids who choose it. Books are windows. Thank you K.A. Holt! ...

    4.5 really! I could not put it down! A unique read. I loved the shape/word poetry and the journal entries. A satisfying read. I loved House Arrest! Leaves me wanting one more book...... ...

    The perfect sport for a frail-since-birth middle schooler? Boxing, of course! Companion to House Arrest. ...

    E ARC from Netgalley.com Did not meet the needs of my collection at this time. ...

    Nice. Sequel to house arrest, sort of. ...

    One of my top ten favorite MG novels is House Arrest which is also one of my top 5 suggestions for MG reluctant readers (another being Holt's Rhyme Schemer). When I received an ARC of Knock Out, I moved it to the head of my TR pile, but I am not sure that I was ready for a book that di...

  • Pam
    Apr 11, 2018

    Thank you to Edelweiss+ for an eARC of this book. All opinions are my own. KNOCKOUT is the companion book to HOUSE ARREST, and I enjoyed this book even more than the first one. This is the story of Levi, Timothy's younger brother, who had serious health issues in the original story....

    Thanks to @kidlitexchange for the review copy of this title - all opinions are my own. Well, the only possible negative thing I can say about this one is that I wish it were longer! I just read House Arrest a few weeks ago in anticipation of this title, and I will say that although ...

    I picked this up on a whim from my new book display, and I'm really glad that I did! I really enjoyed Rhyme Schemer by K.A. Holt, so I'm not surprised to enjoy her style of storytelling in Knockout. Unlike most free verse that I've read, I really like the beats that Holt creates with h...

    This companion novel to House Arrest did not disappoint! This time readers hear from Levi as he fights to achieve what he considers a normal life. He examines his relationships with his mother, father, and brother, Timothy as he strives to move past his illness. I received an early...

    Powerful story ~real, raw, and brave; thanks to K.A. Holt for this one. ...

    Loved it! Such a great companion to house arrest! ...

    Loved HOUSE ARREST better, but this is a solid second in a series. Can?t believe how old Timothy is, and I?m glad the dad didn?t change - makes it more realistic. Loved the journal, too, in this easy-to-read novel in verse. ...

    Surprise! I make them laugh. I make them point. That way the tightrope is mine to control. The excellence of middle grade literature continues! So far this year, I've had the pleasure of reading a number of terrific, moving, unique children's fiction titles, and that train o...

    ~I received a free copy of this from Chronicle Books through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review~ Knockout was definitely different than I was expecting! Written in prose, it was straight to the point and quite blunt, as prose books tend to be, but still allowed you to really...

    (I got this book for free from LibraryThing?s Early Reviewers.) I haven?t read ?House Arrest?, the companion book to this one, but this book was able to stand on its own. (Though reading it did make me want to read the other.) The verse format made the story trip right along...

    Knockout is the first novel in verse I?ve ever read, and I?m glad I started with middle grade. Levi?s story is simple and touching. Left with chronic respiratory issues after an earlier illness, we meet a Levi feeling very stuck and frustrated. He?s kept from normalcy by overpr...

    I must start this by acknowledging that I received this book through LibraryThing's Early Reviewers program, and I am grateful to the publisher for the opportunity to read this book. I didn't have huge hopes for this, but boy could I not put it down. Seriously--I read it all in a si...

    A gripping, humor filled story about one boy's fight for life, and what it means to live. Written in prose, this story's narrative is upfront and direct. Levi's life isn't an easy one, and this story doesn't sugar coat what Levi deals with both personally with his health, or his far fr...

    Thank you to @Kidlitxchange for the opportunity to read this book. All opinions are my own. Knockout is a companion to the book House Arrest, but it can be read as a stand-alone. ?This is a story of a young man trying to find his own path through the tangle of paths others have creat...

    This novel in verse is a companion book to Holt?s House Arrest. It moves the story forward eleven years, and is told from Levi?s point of view. It examines his relationships with family & friends as he tries to break free his safety cocoon Mom & Timothy have surrounded him ...

    I never really understood the appeal of boxing, but this amazing book gave me a new understanding of the sport and kids who choose it. Books are windows. Thank you K.A. Holt! ...

    4.5 really! I could not put it down! A unique read. I loved the shape/word poetry and the journal entries. A satisfying read. I loved House Arrest! Leaves me wanting one more book...... ...

    The perfect sport for a frail-since-birth middle schooler? Boxing, of course! Companion to House Arrest. ...

    E ARC from Netgalley.com Did not meet the needs of my collection at this time. ...

    Nice. Sequel to house arrest, sort of. ...

    One of my top ten favorite MG novels is House Arrest which is also one of my top 5 suggestions for MG reluctant readers (another being Holt's Rhyme Schemer). When I received an ARC of Knock Out, I moved it to the head of my TR pile, but I am not sure that I was ready for a book that di...

    I'm invested in these characters, so it was fun to visit them about a decade later and find out how the author wrote their future. Levi's voice wasn't as compelling to me as Timothy's in "House Arrest" and didn't have the same depth of language or situation. I liked when Levi's family ...

    Knockout, By K.A. Holt The first book that moved me enough to write a review was the book House Arrest, written by K.A. Holt. It seemed apt that my tenth review, my personal milestone would be a sequel to the above book ...Knockout by K.A. Holt. I wrote the first book review with my...

    Knowing that I am about to visit the 7th graders for the last time of the year, I am looking for great books that will appeal to reluctant readers. I will indeed booktalk this title in verse, even though I have not read House Arrest. Levi is small and fragile, or used to be, and his ...

  • Jason W.
    Apr 09, 2018

    Thank you to Edelweiss+ for an eARC of this book. All opinions are my own. KNOCKOUT is the companion book to HOUSE ARREST, and I enjoyed this book even more than the first one. This is the story of Levi, Timothy's younger brother, who had serious health issues in the original story....

    Thanks to @kidlitexchange for the review copy of this title - all opinions are my own. Well, the only possible negative thing I can say about this one is that I wish it were longer! I just read House Arrest a few weeks ago in anticipation of this title, and I will say that although ...

    I picked this up on a whim from my new book display, and I'm really glad that I did! I really enjoyed Rhyme Schemer by K.A. Holt, so I'm not surprised to enjoy her style of storytelling in Knockout. Unlike most free verse that I've read, I really like the beats that Holt creates with h...

    This companion novel to House Arrest did not disappoint! This time readers hear from Levi as he fights to achieve what he considers a normal life. He examines his relationships with his mother, father, and brother, Timothy as he strives to move past his illness. I received an early...

    Powerful story ~real, raw, and brave; thanks to K.A. Holt for this one. ...

    Loved it! Such a great companion to house arrest! ...

    Loved HOUSE ARREST better, but this is a solid second in a series. Can?t believe how old Timothy is, and I?m glad the dad didn?t change - makes it more realistic. Loved the journal, too, in this easy-to-read novel in verse. ...

    Surprise! I make them laugh. I make them point. That way the tightrope is mine to control. The excellence of middle grade literature continues! So far this year, I've had the pleasure of reading a number of terrific, moving, unique children's fiction titles, and that train o...

    ~I received a free copy of this from Chronicle Books through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review~ Knockout was definitely different than I was expecting! Written in prose, it was straight to the point and quite blunt, as prose books tend to be, but still allowed you to really...

    (I got this book for free from LibraryThing?s Early Reviewers.) I haven?t read ?House Arrest?, the companion book to this one, but this book was able to stand on its own. (Though reading it did make me want to read the other.) The verse format made the story trip right along...

    Knockout is the first novel in verse I?ve ever read, and I?m glad I started with middle grade. Levi?s story is simple and touching. Left with chronic respiratory issues after an earlier illness, we meet a Levi feeling very stuck and frustrated. He?s kept from normalcy by overpr...

    I must start this by acknowledging that I received this book through LibraryThing's Early Reviewers program, and I am grateful to the publisher for the opportunity to read this book. I didn't have huge hopes for this, but boy could I not put it down. Seriously--I read it all in a si...

    A gripping, humor filled story about one boy's fight for life, and what it means to live. Written in prose, this story's narrative is upfront and direct. Levi's life isn't an easy one, and this story doesn't sugar coat what Levi deals with both personally with his health, or his far fr...

    Thank you to @Kidlitxchange for the opportunity to read this book. All opinions are my own. Knockout is a companion to the book House Arrest, but it can be read as a stand-alone. ?This is a story of a young man trying to find his own path through the tangle of paths others have creat...

    This novel in verse is a companion book to Holt?s House Arrest. It moves the story forward eleven years, and is told from Levi?s point of view. It examines his relationships with family & friends as he tries to break free his safety cocoon Mom & Timothy have surrounded him ...

    I never really understood the appeal of boxing, but this amazing book gave me a new understanding of the sport and kids who choose it. Books are windows. Thank you K.A. Holt! ...

    4.5 really! I could not put it down! A unique read. I loved the shape/word poetry and the journal entries. A satisfying read. I loved House Arrest! Leaves me wanting one more book...... ...

    The perfect sport for a frail-since-birth middle schooler? Boxing, of course! Companion to House Arrest. ...

    E ARC from Netgalley.com Did not meet the needs of my collection at this time. ...

    Nice. Sequel to house arrest, sort of. ...

  • Becky
    Mar 05, 2018

    Thank you to Edelweiss+ for an eARC of this book. All opinions are my own. KNOCKOUT is the companion book to HOUSE ARREST, and I enjoyed this book even more than the first one. This is the story of Levi, Timothy's younger brother, who had serious health issues in the original story....

    Thanks to @kidlitexchange for the review copy of this title - all opinions are my own. Well, the only possible negative thing I can say about this one is that I wish it were longer! I just read House Arrest a few weeks ago in anticipation of this title, and I will say that although ...

    I picked this up on a whim from my new book display, and I'm really glad that I did! I really enjoyed Rhyme Schemer by K.A. Holt, so I'm not surprised to enjoy her style of storytelling in Knockout. Unlike most free verse that I've read, I really like the beats that Holt creates with h...

    This companion novel to House Arrest did not disappoint! This time readers hear from Levi as he fights to achieve what he considers a normal life. He examines his relationships with his mother, father, and brother, Timothy as he strives to move past his illness. I received an early...

    Powerful story ~real, raw, and brave; thanks to K.A. Holt for this one. ...

    Loved it! Such a great companion to house arrest! ...

    Loved HOUSE ARREST better, but this is a solid second in a series. Can?t believe how old Timothy is, and I?m glad the dad didn?t change - makes it more realistic. Loved the journal, too, in this easy-to-read novel in verse. ...

    Surprise! I make them laugh. I make them point. That way the tightrope is mine to control. The excellence of middle grade literature continues! So far this year, I've had the pleasure of reading a number of terrific, moving, unique children's fiction titles, and that train o...

    ~I received a free copy of this from Chronicle Books through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review~ Knockout was definitely different than I was expecting! Written in prose, it was straight to the point and quite blunt, as prose books tend to be, but still allowed you to really...

    (I got this book for free from LibraryThing?s Early Reviewers.) I haven?t read ?House Arrest?, the companion book to this one, but this book was able to stand on its own. (Though reading it did make me want to read the other.) The verse format made the story trip right along...

    Knockout is the first novel in verse I?ve ever read, and I?m glad I started with middle grade. Levi?s story is simple and touching. Left with chronic respiratory issues after an earlier illness, we meet a Levi feeling very stuck and frustrated. He?s kept from normalcy by overpr...

    I must start this by acknowledging that I received this book through LibraryThing's Early Reviewers program, and I am grateful to the publisher for the opportunity to read this book. I didn't have huge hopes for this, but boy could I not put it down. Seriously--I read it all in a si...

    A gripping, humor filled story about one boy's fight for life, and what it means to live. Written in prose, this story's narrative is upfront and direct. Levi's life isn't an easy one, and this story doesn't sugar coat what Levi deals with both personally with his health, or his far fr...

    Thank you to @Kidlitxchange for the opportunity to read this book. All opinions are my own. Knockout is a companion to the book House Arrest, but it can be read as a stand-alone. ?This is a story of a young man trying to find his own path through the tangle of paths others have creat...

    This novel in verse is a companion book to Holt?s House Arrest. It moves the story forward eleven years, and is told from Levi?s point of view. It examines his relationships with family & friends as he tries to break free his safety cocoon Mom & Timothy have surrounded him ...

    I never really understood the appeal of boxing, but this amazing book gave me a new understanding of the sport and kids who choose it. Books are windows. Thank you K.A. Holt! ...

    4.5 really! I could not put it down! A unique read. I loved the shape/word poetry and the journal entries. A satisfying read. I loved House Arrest! Leaves me wanting one more book...... ...

    The perfect sport for a frail-since-birth middle schooler? Boxing, of course! Companion to House Arrest. ...

    E ARC from Netgalley.com Did not meet the needs of my collection at this time. ...

    Nice. Sequel to house arrest, sort of. ...

    One of my top ten favorite MG novels is House Arrest which is also one of my top 5 suggestions for MG reluctant readers (another being Holt's Rhyme Schemer). When I received an ARC of Knock Out, I moved it to the head of my TR pile, but I am not sure that I was ready for a book that di...

    I'm invested in these characters, so it was fun to visit them about a decade later and find out how the author wrote their future. Levi's voice wasn't as compelling to me as Timothy's in "House Arrest" and didn't have the same depth of language or situation. I liked when Levi's family ...

    Knockout, By K.A. Holt The first book that moved me enough to write a review was the book House Arrest, written by K.A. Holt. It seemed apt that my tenth review, my personal milestone would be a sequel to the above book ...Knockout by K.A. Holt. I wrote the first book review with my...

    Knowing that I am about to visit the 7th graders for the last time of the year, I am looking for great books that will appeal to reluctant readers. I will indeed booktalk this title in verse, even though I have not read House Arrest. Levi is small and fragile, or used to be, and his ...

    Knockout is an interesting book. It's written entirely in free verse poetry, and that is the books biggest strength. Our Hero is Levi, a 7th grader who wants to do boxing but can't because of health issues. The plot is very simple. But it isn't about that. It's about Levi and his fa...

    Levi wants to be just like anybody else, but sometimes he can?t breathe well, and lately it?s been getting worse. His mom and older brother hover over him, wanting to keep him safe. His dad tells him to toughen up, go out for a sport. He chooses boxing, liking the way he gets to fe...

    I picked this book out because I thought it would challenge me -- I'm no enormous fan of boxing or poetry. However, I ate this book up (don't let my Goodreads timeline fool you. I actually read it in two days). I loved the complexity of the complexity of the relationships: mother-son, ...

  • TurtleMuffinGR
    Jul 27, 2018

    Thank you to Edelweiss+ for an eARC of this book. All opinions are my own. KNOCKOUT is the companion book to HOUSE ARREST, and I enjoyed this book even more than the first one. This is the story of Levi, Timothy's younger brother, who had serious health issues in the original story....

    Thanks to @kidlitexchange for the review copy of this title - all opinions are my own. Well, the only possible negative thing I can say about this one is that I wish it were longer! I just read House Arrest a few weeks ago in anticipation of this title, and I will say that although ...

    I picked this up on a whim from my new book display, and I'm really glad that I did! I really enjoyed Rhyme Schemer by K.A. Holt, so I'm not surprised to enjoy her style of storytelling in Knockout. Unlike most free verse that I've read, I really like the beats that Holt creates with h...

    This companion novel to House Arrest did not disappoint! This time readers hear from Levi as he fights to achieve what he considers a normal life. He examines his relationships with his mother, father, and brother, Timothy as he strives to move past his illness. I received an early...

    Powerful story ~real, raw, and brave; thanks to K.A. Holt for this one. ...

    Loved it! Such a great companion to house arrest! ...

    Loved HOUSE ARREST better, but this is a solid second in a series. Can?t believe how old Timothy is, and I?m glad the dad didn?t change - makes it more realistic. Loved the journal, too, in this easy-to-read novel in verse. ...

    Surprise! I make them laugh. I make them point. That way the tightrope is mine to control. The excellence of middle grade literature continues! So far this year, I've had the pleasure of reading a number of terrific, moving, unique children's fiction titles, and that train o...

    ~I received a free copy of this from Chronicle Books through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review~ Knockout was definitely different than I was expecting! Written in prose, it was straight to the point and quite blunt, as prose books tend to be, but still allowed you to really...

    (I got this book for free from LibraryThing?s Early Reviewers.) I haven?t read ?House Arrest?, the companion book to this one, but this book was able to stand on its own. (Though reading it did make me want to read the other.) The verse format made the story trip right along...

    Knockout is the first novel in verse I?ve ever read, and I?m glad I started with middle grade. Levi?s story is simple and touching. Left with chronic respiratory issues after an earlier illness, we meet a Levi feeling very stuck and frustrated. He?s kept from normalcy by overpr...

    I must start this by acknowledging that I received this book through LibraryThing's Early Reviewers program, and I am grateful to the publisher for the opportunity to read this book. I didn't have huge hopes for this, but boy could I not put it down. Seriously--I read it all in a si...

    A gripping, humor filled story about one boy's fight for life, and what it means to live. Written in prose, this story's narrative is upfront and direct. Levi's life isn't an easy one, and this story doesn't sugar coat what Levi deals with both personally with his health, or his far fr...

    Thank you to @Kidlitxchange for the opportunity to read this book. All opinions are my own. Knockout is a companion to the book House Arrest, but it can be read as a stand-alone. ?This is a story of a young man trying to find his own path through the tangle of paths others have creat...

    This novel in verse is a companion book to Holt?s House Arrest. It moves the story forward eleven years, and is told from Levi?s point of view. It examines his relationships with family & friends as he tries to break free his safety cocoon Mom & Timothy have surrounded him ...

    I never really understood the appeal of boxing, but this amazing book gave me a new understanding of the sport and kids who choose it. Books are windows. Thank you K.A. Holt! ...

    4.5 really! I could not put it down! A unique read. I loved the shape/word poetry and the journal entries. A satisfying read. I loved House Arrest! Leaves me wanting one more book...... ...

    The perfect sport for a frail-since-birth middle schooler? Boxing, of course! Companion to House Arrest. ...

    E ARC from Netgalley.com Did not meet the needs of my collection at this time. ...

    Nice. Sequel to house arrest, sort of. ...

    One of my top ten favorite MG novels is House Arrest which is also one of my top 5 suggestions for MG reluctant readers (another being Holt's Rhyme Schemer). When I received an ARC of Knock Out, I moved it to the head of my TR pile, but I am not sure that I was ready for a book that di...

    I'm invested in these characters, so it was fun to visit them about a decade later and find out how the author wrote their future. Levi's voice wasn't as compelling to me as Timothy's in "House Arrest" and didn't have the same depth of language or situation. I liked when Levi's family ...

    Knockout, By K.A. Holt The first book that moved me enough to write a review was the book House Arrest, written by K.A. Holt. It seemed apt that my tenth review, my personal milestone would be a sequel to the above book ...Knockout by K.A. Holt. I wrote the first book review with my...

    Knowing that I am about to visit the 7th graders for the last time of the year, I am looking for great books that will appeal to reluctant readers. I will indeed booktalk this title in verse, even though I have not read House Arrest. Levi is small and fragile, or used to be, and his ...

    Knockout is an interesting book. It's written entirely in free verse poetry, and that is the books biggest strength. Our Hero is Levi, a 7th grader who wants to do boxing but can't because of health issues. The plot is very simple. But it isn't about that. It's about Levi and his fa...

  • Sangeetha Narayan
    Oct 09, 2018

    Thank you to Edelweiss+ for an eARC of this book. All opinions are my own. KNOCKOUT is the companion book to HOUSE ARREST, and I enjoyed this book even more than the first one. This is the story of Levi, Timothy's younger brother, who had serious health issues in the original story....

    Thanks to @kidlitexchange for the review copy of this title - all opinions are my own. Well, the only possible negative thing I can say about this one is that I wish it were longer! I just read House Arrest a few weeks ago in anticipation of this title, and I will say that although ...

    I picked this up on a whim from my new book display, and I'm really glad that I did! I really enjoyed Rhyme Schemer by K.A. Holt, so I'm not surprised to enjoy her style of storytelling in Knockout. Unlike most free verse that I've read, I really like the beats that Holt creates with h...

    This companion novel to House Arrest did not disappoint! This time readers hear from Levi as he fights to achieve what he considers a normal life. He examines his relationships with his mother, father, and brother, Timothy as he strives to move past his illness. I received an early...

    Powerful story ~real, raw, and brave; thanks to K.A. Holt for this one. ...

    Loved it! Such a great companion to house arrest! ...

    Loved HOUSE ARREST better, but this is a solid second in a series. Can?t believe how old Timothy is, and I?m glad the dad didn?t change - makes it more realistic. Loved the journal, too, in this easy-to-read novel in verse. ...

    Surprise! I make them laugh. I make them point. That way the tightrope is mine to control. The excellence of middle grade literature continues! So far this year, I've had the pleasure of reading a number of terrific, moving, unique children's fiction titles, and that train o...

    ~I received a free copy of this from Chronicle Books through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review~ Knockout was definitely different than I was expecting! Written in prose, it was straight to the point and quite blunt, as prose books tend to be, but still allowed you to really...

    (I got this book for free from LibraryThing?s Early Reviewers.) I haven?t read ?House Arrest?, the companion book to this one, but this book was able to stand on its own. (Though reading it did make me want to read the other.) The verse format made the story trip right along...

    Knockout is the first novel in verse I?ve ever read, and I?m glad I started with middle grade. Levi?s story is simple and touching. Left with chronic respiratory issues after an earlier illness, we meet a Levi feeling very stuck and frustrated. He?s kept from normalcy by overpr...

    I must start this by acknowledging that I received this book through LibraryThing's Early Reviewers program, and I am grateful to the publisher for the opportunity to read this book. I didn't have huge hopes for this, but boy could I not put it down. Seriously--I read it all in a si...

    A gripping, humor filled story about one boy's fight for life, and what it means to live. Written in prose, this story's narrative is upfront and direct. Levi's life isn't an easy one, and this story doesn't sugar coat what Levi deals with both personally with his health, or his far fr...

    Thank you to @Kidlitxchange for the opportunity to read this book. All opinions are my own. Knockout is a companion to the book House Arrest, but it can be read as a stand-alone. ?This is a story of a young man trying to find his own path through the tangle of paths others have creat...

    This novel in verse is a companion book to Holt?s House Arrest. It moves the story forward eleven years, and is told from Levi?s point of view. It examines his relationships with family & friends as he tries to break free his safety cocoon Mom & Timothy have surrounded him ...

    I never really understood the appeal of boxing, but this amazing book gave me a new understanding of the sport and kids who choose it. Books are windows. Thank you K.A. Holt! ...

    4.5 really! I could not put it down! A unique read. I loved the shape/word poetry and the journal entries. A satisfying read. I loved House Arrest! Leaves me wanting one more book...... ...

    The perfect sport for a frail-since-birth middle schooler? Boxing, of course! Companion to House Arrest. ...

    E ARC from Netgalley.com Did not meet the needs of my collection at this time. ...

    Nice. Sequel to house arrest, sort of. ...

    One of my top ten favorite MG novels is House Arrest which is also one of my top 5 suggestions for MG reluctant readers (another being Holt's Rhyme Schemer). When I received an ARC of Knock Out, I moved it to the head of my TR pile, but I am not sure that I was ready for a book that di...

    I'm invested in these characters, so it was fun to visit them about a decade later and find out how the author wrote their future. Levi's voice wasn't as compelling to me as Timothy's in "House Arrest" and didn't have the same depth of language or situation. I liked when Levi's family ...

    Knockout, By K.A. Holt The first book that moved me enough to write a review was the book House Arrest, written by K.A. Holt. It seemed apt that my tenth review, my personal milestone would be a sequel to the above book ...Knockout by K.A. Holt. I wrote the first book review with my...