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For Kalvin Barnes, the only thing that comes close to the rush of playing the knockout game is watching videos of the knockout game. Kalvin’s crew always takes videos of their KOs, but Kalvin wants more—something better. He thinks if someone could really see the game for what it was, could appreciate it, could capture the essence of it—that would be a video for all time. The world would have to notice. 

That’s where Erica comes in. She’s new in town. Awkward. Shy. White. But she’s got a good camera and a filmmaker’s eye. She could learn. Kalvin could open her eyes to the power he sees in the knockout game; he could make her see things his way. But first she’ll have to close her eyes to everything else.

For a while, Erica can ignore the strangers suffering in the rush of creativity and Kalvin’s attention. Then comes the KO that forces her eyes open, that makes her see what’s really happening. No one wins the knockout game. Coretta Scott King Award honoree G. Neri captures the notorious and terrifying knockout game and its players, in an unflinching novel that’s hard to read and impossible to put down.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The results are thrilling… the author’s meaty ideas and exciting action sequences blend together perfectly. Harsh and relentless, a tough but worthy read.”

    Kirkus Reviews, starred review 

  • “Neri skillfully portrays the moral and emotional turmoil of a teen desperate for acceptance. Racial and social undercurrents further give this story an intense, thought-provoking edge.”

    Publisher’s Weekly

  • “The indispensable Neri…delivers another strong shot to the chin with this bracing look at the initiations of sex and violence.”


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