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The Underdog

Cameron and Ruben Wolfe are brothers. They spend most 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?

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Australian author Markus Zusak is considered one of today's most innovative and poetic novelists, and is the award-winning recipient of a 2006 Printz Honor for excellence in young adult literature. His acclaimed novel The Book Thief was a bestseller in the UK, the US and Australia. He lives in Sydney with his wife and daughter.

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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 Magazine
Praise 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.com Praise 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 Book
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 256
Altersempfehlung ab 12
Erscheinungsdatum 04.04.2013
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-84941-699-3
Verlag Random House Children's
Maße (L/B/H) 198/128/20 mm
Gewicht 134
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