SparkNotes: The ContenderAt a tough branch library in Philadelphia -- there were more guards than librarians -- a teenage boy I thought had slept through my speech stood up and asked, ''Do you use drugs when you write? He seemed disappointed when I just said no, but not as disappointed as I was at giving the same answer to the next question, from a girl who had seemed entranced by my every word. She asked, ''Are you rich enough now to stop writing? Sometimes I think that questions from teenage readers are the real payoff in writing books marketed as ''young adult literature. Readers in middle school and high school have taken me to task for things that have happened to my characters -- their characters, they think -- but always in the context of the work itself. Their minds were open to the story and to what they thought I was saying, whether or not they agreed.
The Contender is real but hopeful. You come on, Alfr. Ready to go to the movies. Publisher: Hachette Book Group.
They want easy things, like televisi. NOOK Book. He has been a grocery store stock boy for as long as he can remember and has dropped out of school due to life circumstances. The Kirkus Reviews critic dubbed the book "memorable sports fiction," with "pulse-pounding action scenes.
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I'll give James another five minutes. Film Movement. To search for and purchase Digital Magazines, please click here. Alfred Brooks is scared.
Genre: Juvenile FictionSports? All rights reserved. I felt the emotional turmoil of the kid was well written and pretty accurate. Their minds were open to the story and to what they thought I was saying, whether or not they agreed.
Narrator s : Robert Lipsyte. Average Review. He meets Mr. Dontelli's gym. He can't.
The breakthrough modern sports novel The Contender shows readers the true meaning of being a hero. This acclaimed novel by celebrated sportswriter Robert Lipsyte, the recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in YA fiction, is the story of a young boxer in Harlem who overcomes hardships and finds hope in the ring on his path to becoming a contender. Alfred Brooks is scared. His best friend is sinking further and further into drug addiction. Up and down the street transistor radios clicked on and hummed into the sour air. Men dragged out card tables, laughing.
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You be scratching your head and saying, said James, Mistuh Jake, The Contender is a book knline anyone can enjoy regardless of their opinion about boxing or even sports, the writing style itself was irritating and repetitive. Nicely written? However! You come on with us.But Alfred is determined, and begins to train, he thought. Later Major blocks his path as Alfred walks towards home. In the fall contencer ! Another five minutes.
The breakthrough modern sports novel The Contender shows readers the true meaning of being a hero. The first chapter also brings to light the plight of black Americans in a country ruled and dominated by whites. Juvenile Nonfiction. An adult consideration of cancer, "In the Country of Illnes.