Fighting Ruben Wolfe

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Scholastic, 2002 - Boxing - 207 pages
73 Reviews
FIGHT CLUB meets THE OUTSIDERS in this knockout debut, written in a voice both fierce and sensitive.

The working class family of Cameron Wolfe and his brother Ruben isn't having much luck these days. Their dad has just lost his job and is too proud to go on welfare. Their older brother has moved out of the house in disgust. Which leaves them open to suggestion when a local boxing promotor signs them up for illegal bouts. But it's more than the meager winnings that draws the two brothers in. Soon they find themselves fighting for something else. Is it pride? Love? Or just the experience of winning for once?
A knockout debut from the front lines of a family's recession.

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Zusak's writing, as usual, is beautiful perfection. - Goodreads
Fabulous realistic characterisation!! - Goodreads
Full of flavour and atmosphere. - Goodreads
It's short and easy to read. - Goodreads
His writing is so expressive and refreshing. - Goodreads
Zusak is SUCH a great writer! - Goodreads

Review: Fighting Ruben Wolfe (Wolfe Brothers #2)

User Review  - Emma Balkin - Goodreads

I'd really give this 3.5 out of five. Bits of it made me laugh, although at times the pregnancy thing was over the top. Not as good as I remember the first being. I really enjoyed the setting of ... Read full review

Review: Fighting Ruben Wolfe (Wolfe Brothers #2)

User Review  - Beth Lobdell - Goodreads

Amazing beautiful story of the Wolfe brothers boxing eachother to help keep their family above poverty. I just loved this read so much and highly recommend it to those that enjoyed the Book Thief. It gets 5 stars, cant wait to read the next book in the series. Read full review

About the author (2002)

Australian author Markus Zusak was born in Sydney on June 23, 1975. He began writing at the age of 16, and seven years later his first book, The Underdog, was published. Zusak is best known for his award-winning young adult novels The Book Thief and I Am the Messenger, both of which have been successful internationally and are Michael L. Printz Honor books. The Book Thief is scheduled to be released as a major motion picture on November 15, 2013.

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