Sanchin by Karen Van Wyk

Sanchin

An enjoyable, fast-paced novel of growing pains (both literal and metaphorical) and teenage angst in a karate dojo.

Karen Van Wyk's treatment of the martial arts shows depth of understanding and her writing style is natural, gripping and fluid. The characters are suitably human and engaging - you find yourself drawn to Tristan's struggle to grow up in the harsh and unforgiving environment of a Kyokushinkai dojo.

This book will appeal to the Young Adults audience first and foremost, though memories of early training will ring true with many older readers too.

'Sanchin' would make a great mini-series (or movie) although Hollywood would probably want to move it from its evocative location in South Africa to California!

Overall, an exciting debut in the challenging world of martial arts fiction.

 

 

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