Saturday, March 12, 2011

Fighting Ruben Wolfe


Title:Fighting Ruben Wolfe
Author: Markus Zusak
First Published: 2000

The family is broke, ever since their dad's accident at while on the construction sight no one has wanted to hire him and things are getting desperate. Ruben and Cameron join a boxing competition to try and make some money, though they know their father will never accept charity this is the reason to go into the ring. as they season continues though they both have to realise that it is not their real reason. Fighting Ruben Wolfe is a story about fighting as opposed to winning, a story about family, but most of all it's a story about having heart.

Fighting Ruben Wolfe is the book before Getting the Girl. i never knew they were in an series until i picked up this book in the library last week. i knew that there was another book about the Wolfe Family, but i always thought that with Ruben's name in the title that it would be from his perspective, not Cameron's. this is another boo told by good old, awkward Cameron. i assure you, you will love him. he is so perfectly flawed, and has such a heart you'll want to be his friend, to protect him from everyone. i swear every time i read a Markus Zusak book his characters never leave him, but Cam, i just want to know him more and more. i recommend you read Fighting Ruben Wolfe first and then getting the Girl, their order they were intended to be read in, because you see the characters change in the right order, which is the joy of reading Markus Zusak.

7 comments:

Nic @ Irresistible Reads said...

I really need to read this book. Great review :)

Nomes said...

awesome review ~ this is one i haven't read yet even though my library has it (!) I really should get around to it, hey :)

Ismé said...

Thanks for the review, I will read this!

Looking forward to see Markus Zusack!

Isme

Romi said...

I know, isn't it just lovely?
Thank you! I'm just about to do more trans-scribing! YAY! ( :It's lovely; sure, I've been meaning to add pictures for a while, I promise I will soon!
Oh, and you know the word verification thing for your comments? It's asking me to write poomen...? right...
Romi.x
P.S. I'm starting my job tomorrow! ( : YAY!!!Excitement!

Romi said...

I know, isn't it just lovely?
Thank you! I'm just about to do more trans-scribing! YAY! ( :It's lovely; sure, I've been meaning to add pictures for a while, I promise I will soon!
Oh, and you know the word verification thing for your comments? It's asking me to write poomen...? right...
Romi.x
P.S. I'm starting my job tomorrow! ( : YAY!!!Excitement!

Romi said...

Oh, and do you like Gayle Forman's writing?

Luisa at Chicklish said...

This sounds so interesting. I really enjoyed reading about it - thanks!