Fighting Ruben Wolfe

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Scholastic, Incorporated, 2002 - Boxing - 207 pages
87 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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I liked the writing more than the plot. - Goodreads
Fabulous realistic characterisation!! - Goodreads
Full of flavour and atmosphere. - Goodreads
Zusak's writing, as usual, is beautiful perfection. - Goodreads
It's short and easy to read. - Goodreads
The plot isn't mindblowing, but it's decent. - Goodreads

Review: Fighting Ruben Wolfe (Wolfe Brothers #2)

User Review  - Amanda - Goodreads

I enjoyed this story a lot more than "The Underdog" (the first book in the trilogy). Cam's struggle to grow up and figure out who he is was very compelling. Read full review

Review: Fighting Ruben Wolfe (Wolfe Brothers #2)

User Review  - Vicky S - Goodreads

I definitely enjoyed this one more than Underdog. I feel like this one had more emotion and more connection to it, and maybe even more of a storyline. Interested to see where the 3rd one is going to go. 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.

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