Reversal, a Young Adult YA novel by Eric Linne available now through Amazon.comWhen her parents die in a tragic car accident outside their home in Chicago, 14-year-old Kayla Burbadge is taken in by distant relatives living in a small Indiana farm town.

Her life spirals downward until a surprise mentor offers Kayla a challenge – join the all-male wrestling team and take a chance on changing many lives.

The book is available at Park Road BooksThe Last Word, Providence Day’s Bookstore, and at Home with Heart in Charlotte.  You can also find it at Three Sisters Books in Shelbyville IN, the Original Hammock Shop on Pawleys Island SC, and online through Amazon.

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What readers are saying about REVERSAL

“Loved the book. Made a huge difference in my daughter’s life. Great job!”  Lorrie and Cheyenne, Shelbyville, IN

“This fantastic first novel has everything from surprising character twists to a heartwarming ending.  A perfect read for teens.”   Lucy K.,  age  14

“Reversal is a heartfelt story of love and the human spirit.  It’s a story of strength of family and friends, with accurate portrayals of the great sport of wrestling.  It grabs you and holds you in the moment.  As a coach and father, I loved this book.”  Tommy Racano, High School Wrestling Coach, Charlotte, NC

“I think this book was excellent.  It was a page turner and I didn’t want it to end!  I want to know if Kayla ends up a famous wrestler later in life.” – Maggie K., age  13

Eric Linne’s Reversal is a fast-paced sports novel, but it transcends the conventions of its genre. At its core, Reversal is a story about a former city girl who is forced to move to rural Indiana where she wrestles with bad luck and comes out on top.  – Mark West, Ph.D., Professor of English and Interim Chair, Department of English, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

“Reversal is the compelling story of a smart and courageous young teen tragically thrust into a strange environment, where she learns the value of commitment, hard work, family and friendship. Linne has created an authentic voice for his protagonist, Kayla Burbadge, a dynamic high school freshman, whose unconventional choice of a high school sport leads her on a path towards friendship and self discovery. I urge you to read this book.” William Carroll, M.D., Santa Rosa, CA

“In Reversal, Linne gives a nod to literary realism and offers young readers a simple coming of age story about friendship and family with an interesting twist. It is well-written and truly captures the voice of a teen-ager.” Robin Sizcek, Middle School English teacher

“It took an entire box of tissues, but I couldn’t put it down” Jill Garrett, Texas