'Gripping and surprising. I gulped it down' Sarah CrossanLeah Baxter is a genius.
She's a few wins away from becoming a junior chess grandmaster, and her life is on course to achieve everything her mom and coach want for her.
But Leah is at stalemate - grieving for her father, and feeling suffocated.
She decides to make the ultimate sacrifice and quit chess.
But chess doesn't want to quit her. Soon Leah discovers her new gambit: chessboxing, a dangerous hybrid sport which will test her body and mind to their limits.
Can the pawn become the queen?
1KBBEY New York, 5AN Interest age: from c 12 years, YFN Family & home stories (Children's / Teenage), YFR Sporting stories (Children's / Teenage), YXG Personal & social issues: death & bereavement (Children's / Teenage), YXL Personal & social issues: self-awareness & self-esteem (Children's / Teenage)