In this sequel to Caged Warrior, underground teen MMA fighter McCutcheon Daniels is now working undercover for the FBI. He opts to take down the leader of the High Priests, the gang he thought he’d left behind in Detroit, by willingly entering the city’s most notorious prison while disguised as an inmate. Well-plotted and full of street language and extreme violence, Noble Warrior will be immediately popular with fans of Caged Warrior and readers looking for “jail books.” Weak editing, especially at the start of the story, will lessen the appeal of this book to many ELA teachers. Strongly recommended independent reading for older teens looking for something to sink their teeth into. --Jessica Fenster-Sparber
Sitomer, Alan. Noble Warrior. New York: Hyperion, 2015.