Kung Fu High School

Kung Fu High School

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Fifteen-year-old Jen B is a student at Kung Fu High School, a place where violence is routine and the only academic goal is survival. But keeping her head down becomes impossible with the arrival of her cousin, Jimmy Chang, a Chinese-trained kung fu master who has become notorious after vanishing in thin air during a fight. Ridley, leader of the school's most vicious gang, wants to see what Jimmy can do. The only problem is Jimmy's sworn never to fight again...Coping with the sudden murder of her brother, an ailing father, and an attraction for Jimmy she knows is immoral but can't suppress, Jen battles to survive as the school's anarchy builds to a final showdown that only a few will survive. Comparable to The Breakfast Club meets Fight Club, Kung Fu High School is a story about violence, love and survival against the odds. It also spells out the last dying breath of the American Dream...right before stamping on its throat.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 152 x 233 x 21mm | 360g
  • Sceptre
  • United Kingdom
  • Two or three
  • 034082834X
  • 9780340828342

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Praise for ROO KICKKICK AND THE BIG BAD BLIMP: 'Exuberant ... very funny ... I highly recommend it' -- Independent 'Full marks for panache, black humour and staying power' - Guardian 'Always zany, frequently surreal ... Intense madness' - Time Out 'Think South Park with a good dose of DBC Pierre thrown in and you'll get the picture' - Tatler 'Pretty damn great ... plenty of unhinged panache' -- The List
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About Ryan Gattis

Ryan Gattis was born in 1978. Raised in Colorado, he lives in East London and is currently a PhD candidate in Creative and Critical Writing at the University of East Anglia.
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406 ratings
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4 31% (125)
3 30% (122)
2 11% (45)
1 5% (20)
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