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My name's Cameron Wolfe. I have a little bit of sense. I don't have much sense. My older brother Ruben gets me into plenty of trouble. I get Rube into as much trouble as he gets me into. I have a family, yes, that doesn't really function without tomato sauce. That's me. Cameron and Ruben Wolfe are brothers. They spend most of their time throwing one-handed boxing matches (they only have the one pair of gloves) and plotting to rob the local dentists. But what Cameron really wants is to meet a girl - a real girl, not like the ones in the lingerie magazines. But who could ever love an underdog like Cameron Wolfe?show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 12mm | 128g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Definitions
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1849416990
  • 9781849416993
  • 50,133

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Praise for Markus Zusak"The Book Thief will be appreciated for Mr. Zusak's audacity, also on display in his earlier I Am the Messenger. It will be widely read and admired because it tells a story in which books become treasures. And because there's no arguing with a sentiment like that."- New York Times Book Review"Zusak doesn't sugarcoat anything, but he makes his ostensibly gloomy subject bearable the same way Kurt Vonnegut did in Slaughterhouse-Five: with grim, darkly consoling humor." - Time MagazinePraise for Fighting Ruben Wolfe"Zusak debuts with an intense tale about boxing, brotherly solidarity, and searching for self-respect. . . . Engrossing." - Kirkus Reviews"Zusak's first-person narrative is electrifying. . . . Coarse and poetic at the same time, the power of Zusak's prose and vivid imagery will continue to reverberate long after the last punch is thrown." - Teenreads.comPraise for Getting the Girl"Zusak uses simple but poetically poignant language to convey Cam's inner teenage turmoil, confusion, and heartache. This highly recommended novel is a sad, funny, loving, and ultimately heartwarming coming-of-age story." - Voice of Youth Advocates"The extravagant prose does work well in describing the relationship between Cam and Octavia, demonstrating the often-ignored fact that teenage boys also fall breathlessly and heart-stoppingly in love." - The Horn Bookshow more

About Markus Zusak

MARKUS ZUSAK's bestselling novel The Book Thief was originally published in the UK in 2007. It has since become a modern classic, published around the world and turned into a film. Markus Zusak lives in Sydney, Australia with his wife and two children.show more

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My name’s Cameron Wolfe. I have a little bit of sense. I don’t have much sense. My older brother Ruben gets me into plenty of trouble. I get Rube into as much trouble as he gets me into. That’s me. Cameron is hopeless, pitiful, and a shake-your head kind of pathetic. What he really wants is to meet a girl. But who could love an underdog like Cameron Wolfe? The uplifting debut novel from the author of the international bestseller, The Book Thief.show more