Fighting Ruben Wolfe

Fighting Ruben Wolfe

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Description

I say, 'Don't lose your heart, Rube.' And very clearly, without moving, my brother answers me. He says, 'I'm not tryin' to lose it, Cam. I'm tryin' to find it.'

The Wolfe brothers know how to fight. They've been fighting all their lives. Now there's something more at stake than just winning.

A powerful, poignant novel from the author of the international bestseller, The Book Thief.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 14mm | 159g
  • Definitions
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Repr.
  • 1862309574
  • 9781862309579
  • 30,064

Review Text

Cameron and his brother Ruben know how to fight; they've been doing it all their lives. But now there's something more at stake than just winning.
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Review quote

Written with a spare, gritty authenticity, this is a compelling and refreshingly brief novel by the author of the bestselling The Book Thief. * The Guardian * Originally published in Zusak's native Australia three years before the hugely successful The Book Thief hit these shores, Fighting Ruben Wolfe is a lithe and affecting short novel about two brothers who become lured into the seedy underbelly of an illegal boxing ring in order to make some money to help out their parents. With echoes of the vulnerable and questioning first person narrative of The Outsiders, this is a fiery and ruminative novel for young teenagers. * The Bookseller * Gritty novella about tough lives in tough neighbourhoods at tough economic times. Short, sharp and punchy, it has moments of savage humour and pure pathos. There's poetry in every life - even when it's seeped in violence. * bookbag.co.uk * An impressive and heartwarming story of fraternal and familial bonding. * The Irish Times * The novel is [...] a knockout * The Irish Times *
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About Markus Zusak

MARKUS ZUSAK is the bestselling author of six novels, including THE BOOK THIEF. His books have been translated into more than forty languages, to both popular and critical acclaim. He lives in Sydney with his wife and two children.
Find Markus on his blog www.zusakbooks.com
Facebook /markuszusak
Instagram @markuszusak


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Rating details

4,225 ratings
3.83 out of 5 stars
5 27% (1,130)
4 39% (1,651)
3 27% (1,129)
2 6% (239)
1 2% (76)
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