Kung Fu High School

Category: Book
Illustrated By: Gattis, Brandon
By (author): Gattis, Ryan
Subject:  FICTION / Action & Adventure
  FICTION / General
  JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General
  JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Violence
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Published: August 2005
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 7.84in x 5.32in x 0.70in
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From The Publisher*Wear your gear. Bring your blades. Back your family. Fight for your life. MLK High School has collapsed into Kung Fu High School - where Jen B. and her brother, Cue, belong to one of two gangs still standing against the puppet principal and the drug kingpin who pulls his strings. Cousin Jimmy - a world-champion martial arts master of mythic stature - arrives in town after swearing to his mother that he'll never fight again. His rep precedes him and everyone's itching to see him kicked in" - Kung Fu's brutal initiation ritual. But he won't break his vow and defend himself, so Cue steps in when things go too far. Soon, a surprise counterstrike sends Kung Fu spinning toward one final, raging battle. Teachers flee, students break out full weaponry, and Jimmy must make a decision that will brand him a coward - or a hero. "
Review Quote*"[A] tense, vicious, and heartfelt affair."
Review Quote*"KFHS borrows its cartoon violence from Kill Bill, its urban decay from Fight Club, its mythic timelessness from The Crow."
Review Quote*"Inconceivably graphic violence explodes with the feverish pace and clarity of a video game. A nightmarish, confrontational, and fascinating world."
Review Quote*"You feel every blow, every break. Wnderful, tragic and ultimately cathartic."
Review Quote*"Gripping-it feels like reading a scene from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon so intricate and graceful is the fighting description."
Review Quote*"Action packed and emotionally charged. In step with Chuck Palahniuk and just as damn good."
Review Quote*Gattis [is] the spawn of Tarantino and Cormier. Martial arts mayhem as detailed and balletic as a John Woo movie.
Review Quote*"For those who love martial arts movies, such as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon… exhilarating."
Review Quote*"A modern, violent epic, Kung Fu is a bloodied white-knuckle ride that never forgets the consequences of its actions."