That isn't this book. No, this one is a heart warming, feel good coming of age novel.
And I started it four days ago. Then finished today. 70,000 words, from beginning to end. (For the rough draft.)
Left by his fairly horrible and neglectful mother with an uncle he's barely even heard of as being alive, Anthony Winters sets out on a journey that he never expected. Finding a real home.
This book is filled with fighting sports, overcoming obstacles, and above all learning to trust.
*It sounds sappy, but so far I actually like it myself. It has no magic, wizards, time travel or talking cats. Still, I think it might be worth reading.