Author: Gina Femia
A fresh contemporary YA debut about a bisexual Puerto Rican teenager who finds friendship, fame, and love on the streets of Coney Island when she befriends a group of teen wrestlers.
Every day this summer Alonda has been watching the same group of teens wrestling on the playground from the window of her Coney Island apartment. She's always been the type of kid to keep her head down and study hard, especially since the heat makes her guardian, Teresa, even more short-tempered.
One day she summons the courage to walk up to the group and, when she shares her impressive grasp of wrestling history, joins their ragtag team as they work toward wrestling fame. She becomes Alondra—the Fearless One. All the while, Alonda struggles with increasing tension at home, and with conflicting feelings for King, the handsome leader of the group, and Lexi, the girl with the beautiful smile.