Fighting Ruben Wolfe
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... show more
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.
Publish date: June 1st 2002
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
, Realistic Fiction
, Coming Of Age
, Young Adult Contemporary
Series: Wolfe Brothers (#2)
RUBEN AND CAMERON LET ME LOVE YOU! I love this book. I have more things to say over here
You can't go wrong with Zusak. Review to come.
(Original review posted on my livejournal account: http://intoyourlungs.livejournal.com/35548.html)Why I Read It: It's Markus Zusak. In 2009, I read and fell in love with The Book Thief and to this day I consider it one of my all-time favourite books. In 2010, I read I Am The Messenger and I *also* ...
What is it about boxers that makes you root for them ? Here we have two teenage brothers who are recruited to box in rundown venues for very little money. Ruben Wolfe is a natural and easily wins all his fights. Younger brother Cameron isn't really much of a fighter, in fact, his boxing name is The ...
Ruben and Cameron Wolfe are teenage brothers. When their father loses his job, the family is in financial trouble. One day Ruben is noticed when he beats another boy up for insulting his sister and soon afterwards both Ruben and Cameron are offered the opportunity to take part in illegal boxing matc...