- Taschenbuch: 224 Seiten
- Verlag: Red Fox (26. März 2013)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1862309574
- ISBN-13: 978-1862309579
- Vom Hersteller empfohlenes Alter: 12 - 15 Jahre
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 12,9 x 1,5 x 19,8 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 2 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 170.593 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Fighting Ruben Wolfe (Underdogs, Band 2) (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 26. März 2013
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As Cameron and Ruben Wolfe walk home from school one day, a rough bloke awaits them at their gate. "Can we talk inside?" he asks.
"Well, for starters," Rube answers, "who the hell are y'?"
"Oh, I'm sorry," says the stranger. "I'm a guy who can either change your life or smack it into the ground for bein' smart."
The brothers decide to listen. They keep listening, and soon they're embroiled in a ruthless underground world of sleazy amateur boxing, 50 bucks for a win, a decent tip for a loss. The intensity of this kind of fighting goes beyond the obvious violence and danger, though, as Cameron wonders whether he even wants to come out from his brother's shadow and both boys seek an identity beyond that of their painfully harsh working class family's.
Markus Zusak pens a surprisingly complex and touching story that will linger long with readers. The language is hard-hitting, witty, and authentic--as are the emotions and action. Fighting Ruben Wolfe is not about boxing. It's about respect, stubborn pride, and real brotherly love. (Ages 12 and older) --Emilie Coulter -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.
"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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Zusaks erster Roman ist fesselnd und ehrlich geschrieben. Er spart die alltäglichen Milieuprobleme der Arbeiterfamile nicht aus (Arbeitslosigkeit, Alkohol etc.), zeigt aber, dass es auch oder besonders dort Gewinner gibt. Die Geschichte wird übrigens mit "Getting the Girl" fortgesetzt. Ab 11.
Einen Punkt Abzug gibt es lediglich, weil ich Zusaks Buch "I am a messenger" im Vergleich noch besser finde. Zudem war ich enttäuscht, dass das eh schon dünne Buch so schnell ausgelesen war und einige Seiten an eine Leseprobe des "Book thief" verschenkt.
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The Wolfe family is just barely making it. Dad's trying to recover from an accident at work and needs to find work or he'll have to go on the dole (welfare). Mom's working hard and doing the best she can. Rumors are flooding the school that their sister Sarah has been "getting around." Ruben and Cameron have done nothing but lose at the dog races. When Dad starts going door to door to beg for work, the boys resolve to do something, anything to redeem their pride and hide their embarrassment.
Ruben gets in a fight at school, and just like that an underground boxing league agent asks both of the boys if they want in -- $50 for a win, tips for a loss. Before long, the money isn't an issue anymore. It's about pride. Dignity. Self-worth. It's about fighting for something instead of rolling over and letting life kick you again while you're down. It's about getting up. Again. Again. Again. Because at some point you have to own up to what and who you are.
And it's about brothers. Because if there's one thing they'll always be, it's that.
-- Reviewed by Jonathan Stephens
The book is mainly about two 13-year-old boys named Ruben and Cameron Wolfe who are twin brothers that have a very poor family that is struggling to pay bills and eat. But then one day a guy by the name of Perry who owns a boxing arena saw them fighting in their back yard each with one glove. Then Perry pursuades them to become boxers. Cameron struggles a lot in his matches, while Ruben goes undefeated with all TKO's. Cameron eventually gets jealous of Ruben, because Ruben is not only getting more attention in the arena and at school, but a girl named Stephenie, who Cameron likes, now wants to go out with Ruben. Will the brothers eventually solve their problems at home and in life in the end? I would recomend this book to anyone who wants a book that is interesting and fun to read.