Striking Distance by Sarah Rees Brennan

Fence: Striking Distance written by Sarah Rees Brennan, created by C.S. Pacat & illustrated by Johanna the Mad

Sixteen-year-old Nicholas Cox is the illegitimate son of a retired fencing champion who dreams of getting the proper training he could never afford. After earning a place on the elite Kings Row fencing team, Nicholas must prove himself to his rival, Seiji Katayma, and navigate the clashes, friendships, and relationships between his teammates on the road to state championships—where Nicholas might finally have the chance to spar with his golden-boy half-brother… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Classism
  • Child abuse & neglect mentioned
  • Alcohol consumption mentioned
  • Bullying
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