BATTLE CHAMPIONS by Jack Carson (the pen name for Michelle Misra and Matt Whyman), PUBLISHED BY SIMON & SCHUSTER

When Tommy 'Titch' Darwin enrols at Marshall Johnson's Battle Academy, training is tough, but Titch is determined to become a battle champion and follow in his father's footsteps. As battle lessons commence, Titch and his fellow students are unaware that baddie Wyatt Thorne is watching. He has two grudges - against Marshall Johnson and Titch. Can Titch save the Academy from Wyatt and make the grade? Or will he fail at his first attempt to become a mech fighter on the championship trail?