Awesome Review in the LA Times!!!!

I couldn’t believe it when I saw this review in the LA Times Sunday Edition.  I’ll take being compared to Robert Cormier any day of the week!  This is why I write.  It makes it all worth it!

Like “The Chocolate War,” Robert Cormier’s classic about standing up to bullies, “Leverage”(Dutton Children’s Books: $16.99, ages 14 and up) draws a connection between the attraction of team sports and the thrill of aggression. Author Joshua Cohen is Cormier in a more contemporary (uglier) world — “Leverage” makes the ferocious “Chocolate War” seem almost genteel.

A former gymnast and a football fan, Cohen delivers some breathtaking writing about the experience of putting one’s body on the line in extreme sports — as well as the disposability of athletes in the professional sports machine.

Sonja Bolle, LA Times

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About joshuacohenbooks

Author of the recently published novel LEVERAGE. Trying to get it out there and get feedback and also discuss topics around writing, publishing, sports, education, bullying and whatever else interests him.
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