The Power of One (Google eBook)

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Random House LLC, Mar 30, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 384 pages
19 Reviews
In 1939, hatred took root in South Africa, where the seeds of apartheid were newly sown. There a boy called Peekay was born. He spoke the wrong language–English. He was nursed by a woman of the wrong color–black. His childhood was marked by humiliation and abandonment. Yet he vowed to survive–he would become welterweight champion of the world, he would dream heroic dreams.
But his dreams were nothing compared to what awaited him. For he embarked on an epic journey, where he would learn the power of words, the power to transform lives, and the mystical power that would sustain him even when it appeared that villainy would rule the world: The Power of One.


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Review: The Power Of One (Puffin Young Readers)

User Review  - Ann - Goodreads

Enjoyed book overall. Loved little Peekay's character - his matter of fact way of dealing with his problems and his bravery in facing them. Was so nice to read a book with a feel good ending for a change - despite injustices, good wins overall. One good person can make a difference. Read full review

Review: The Power Of One (Puffin Young Readers)

User Review  - Vicky - Goodreads

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this story about a young boy with so much determination and self belief! Would definitely recommend. This character really touched my heart! Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
20
Section 3
37
Section 4
54
Section 5
79
Section 6
101
Section 7
121
Section 8
122
Section 11
205
Section 12
239
Section 13
267
Section 14
301
Section 15
316
Section 16
352
Section 17
370
Section 18
374

Section 9
153
Section 10
178

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About the author (2011)

Bryce Courtenay was born in South Africa, is an Australian, and has
lived in Sydney for the major part of his life. Visit him on the web at www.brycecourtenay.com.


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