Today’s my stop on the Blog Tour hosted by the wonderful The Write Reads for Man Down by James Goodhand! This YA Thriller looks fantastic and I’m looking forward to reading it in the next week or two. Keep an eye out later on in the tour for my review!
Thank you to the TWR team for organizing this blog tour. Thank you to the TWR team and Penguin for providing me with the promotional material for this spotlight!
Title: Man Down
Author: James Goodhand
Publication Date: March 3, 2022
Genre: YA Thriller/Drama
Length: 391 Pages
From Goodreads: Will Parks needs to man up.
A man stands. A man fights. A man bleeds.
These are the first lessons you learn in a town where girls are objects, words are weak and fists do the talking.
Will’s more at home in the classroom than the gym, and the most important woman in his life is his gran. So how can a boy who’s always backed away from a fight become the hero who saves the day?
Because a disaster is coming. One that Will can prevent. But only if he learns the most important lesson of all: sometimes to step up, you have to man down.
A searingly powerful exploration of toxic masculinity, perfect for fans of Juno Dawson or They Both Die at the End.
James lives in Surrey with his wife and newborn son.
He took up writing three years ago. A mechanic by day, much of his work has been written at an oil stained workbench whilst ignoring a queue of broken cars in need of his attention.
James is also a keen musician, regularly gigging as a rhythm & blues pianist.
James’ debut YA novel, Last Lesson, tackling teen mental illness and toxic masculinity, was published in spring 2020 by Penguin Random House Children’s.
If you’re interested, you can purchase a copy of Man Down from Amazon* here.
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