At home, classes include Poached Egg and How to Dig a Winter Grave, and her Grandma is a lively - if exasperating - teacher. Swiv isn't the only member of her family who has been fighting.
You are a small thing, and you must learn to fight.
Swiv has taken her grandmother's advice too literally. Now she's at home, suspended from school. Mom is pregnant and preoccupied - and so Swiv is in the older woman's charge, receiving a very different form of education from a teacher with a style all her own.
Grandma likes her stories fast, troublesome and funny. She's known the very worst that life can throw at you - and has met it every time with a wild, unnamable spirit, fighting for joy and independence every step of the way. But will maths lessons based on Amish jigsaws and classes on How to Dig a Winter Grave inspire the same fire in Swiv, and ensure it never goes out?
Time is running short. Grandma's health is failing, the baby is on the way, as a family of three extraordinary women prepare to face life's great changes together.
Poignant, hilarious and deeply moving, Fight Night is a girl's love letter to the women raising her and a tribute to one family's fighting spirit.
The perfect blend of wit, beautifully drawn characters, and sophisticated prose with a heart so big it will have you wiping away a tear with the final page
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