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Fifteen-year-old Jen B is a student at Kung Fu High School, a place where violence is routine and the only goal is survival.
But keeping her head down becomes impossible with the arrival of her cousin, Jimmy Chang, a Chinese-trained kung fu master who became notorious after vanishing into thin air during a fight. Ridley, leader of the school's most vicious gang, wants to see what Jimmy can do. The only problem is Jimmy's sworn never to fight again ...
Jen struggles to cope with the sudden murder of her brother, an ailing father, and an uncomfortable attraction for Jimmy, while tension at school builds to a dramatic final showdown.
Razor-sharp and unexpectedly moving, KUNG FU HIGH SCHOOL stamps on the throat of the American Dream.
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Ryan Gattis' homage to the world of martial arts is a way-cool, direct and stylish romp of fiction that feels very real...A modern, violent epic of teenage kicks in the school of hard knocks. Kung Fu High School is a bloodied white-knuckle ride that never forgets the consequences of its actions. (The List)
It's so tense that at times you have absolutely no idea what has just happened in the real world because you're in The Fu, entirely. You feel every blow, every break. And what a climax...I went to tell you all about it so that I can discuss with you how wonderful, tragic and ultimately cathartic it was...but I won't. You'll just have to keep a strong stomach and see for yourself. (Rebecca Pearson, Independent on Sunday)
It's a world that borrows its cartoon violence from Kill Bill, it's urban decay from Fight Club and its mythic timelessness from The Crow. (The Big Issue)
Once upon a time, Brett Easton Ellis's American Psycho set the standard for insane violence, gruesome detail and plain upsetting excess. But Ellis is about to be eclipsed by another young American, 27 year-old Ryan Gattis... (Time Out)
The violent and hard-hitting story of an American high school massacre, with undercurrents of FIGHT CLUB, Gus Van Sant's ELEPHANT and BATTLE ROYALE
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