Fighting Ruben Wolfe

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Scholastic, 2002 - Boxing - 207 pages
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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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User Review  - bookworm12 - LibraryThing

The Wolfe family is struggling. Cameron’s father is unemployed, his mother is working overtime to keep the family afloat, his sister is recovering from a broken heart by partying all night and his ... Read full review

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User Review  - MarcusH - LibraryThing

Portions of this review were originally posted at LuxuryReading.com: In Fighting Ruben Wolfe, Zusak continues (from his first novel Underdog) Cameron’s journey through adolescence as he struggles with ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Markus Zusak was born in Sydney, Australia on June 23, 1975. He began writing at the age of 16, and seven years later his first book, The Underdog, was published. He is best known for his young adult novels The Book Thief and I Am the Messenger, both of which are Michael L. Printz Honor books. The Book Thief was adapted into a movie.

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