Pushing Pawns, Dima Novak

Class struggle. On the street and over the board.

Urban high school kid Moses Middleton hoped that chess competition could be a ticket out of mediocrity, but everything goes pear-shaped after a disastrous tournament. That’s when he meets Viktor, a mad Russian grandmaster who agrees to coach the team by revealing the secrets of Soviet chess.

Together with his crew — charismatic psychopath P.D. Morales, gifted violinist and expert fencer Esther Toussaint, shy anime fan Maggie Wang, and the new boy, Albanian chess wizard Zamir Hoxha — Moses vows to take the world of New York City scholastic chess by storm. But trouble’s on the way, in the form of neighborhood bullies, a vengeful vice principal, racist gentrifiers, the snooty rich kids from Galton Prep, and, worst of all, a sexual predator who could destroy a young woman’s life and the team’s newfound solidarity.

Pushing Pawns is a sensational novel that will take its readers on a fast-paced and captivating journey that is guaranteed to keep readers hooked for many hours! Pushing Pawns is a novel that will captivate and intrigue you from the very start; the fast-paced narrative combined with the stellar storytelling will have you turning the pages with haste. That is why I already have to recommend this novel to you lovely readers but if you need more convincing, then continue to read to learn more about the incredible Pushing Pawns!

Pushing Pawns is a captivating, unforgettable, and incredibly entertaining novel that will take its readers on a brilliant journey from start to finish! The reader in Pushing Pawns will meet the young protagonist of the novel, high schooler Moses Middleton, who hopes that a chess competition will be his ticket to a better life. However his dreams come crashing down when the tournament turns into a disaster and it is here that he meets Russian grandmaster, Viktor, who agrees to coach him and his team.

The reader will follow Moses along with his team as they embark on a journey and take over the scholastic chess scene in NYC. But with success will come many troubles and soon they will have to tackle rich kids, bullies, a principal who wants to see misfortune fall on them, and more. What follows is a shocking but inspiring story about a chess team that you will struggle to forget and this book lovers is the short premise of the incredible Pushing Pawns!

The story laced between the pages of Pushing Pawns is incredible and beautiful from start to finish. As I read this book, I found myself guessing where it could go as it was an unpredictable read that kept me on the edge and that is rare for a book of this nature as books with these themes can be predictable but not Pushing Pawns. Pushing Pawns kept me guessing from start to finish and had me quickly invested and that is the beauty of Dima Novak’s literature!

Pushing Pawns is an incredible novel I won’t be able to forget for a long time and this is thanks to the story and all of its captivating moments that will keep readers on edge from start to finish. The story that unfolds is gripping and is an all-consuming work of excellence. Because of this, I struggled to put the book down. I found myself compelled to read until there was nothing left to read. This is thanks to the exciting story courtesy of the author Dima Novak.

Dima Novak has managed to write an incredible novel that is full of poignancy and incredibly memorable moments. This keeps the readers of Pushing Pawns turning the pages into the early hours of the morning. Novak is a writer who does not hold back; he thrusts his reader into the thick of the drama very early on, and he keeps them turning the pages thanks to his excellent descriptive powers. The author perfectly describes the scenes in his book, as well as his characters, and this correctly places the reader in the thick of the story as the reader can imagine every place and event perfectly.

To summarize my thoughts on the wonderful novel that is Pushing Pawns, I would say if you are a reader who is tired of reading the same old books that are lackluster and forgettable, then take a chance on this excellent read, because I promise that you will not be disappointed! I give Pushing Pawns five stars so be sure to check it out and have a read of the preview below!

Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! Please have a read of the preview and if you find that you have loved what you have read then all you need to do is follow the links below!

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