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Getting the Girlby Markus Zusak
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All Cameron Wolfe wants is to get the girl. (Yeah, in that sense too, but also to understand her, to hear her, to know her.)
She's got class, kindness, pride, a sense of humor. She can make a harmonica howl, and then smile with straight white confidence.
Her name is Octavia. And she's even willing to talk to him. When she's over at the house. Visiting his brother Ruben. Her boyfriend.
Yes it's a problem.
Maybe the first one ever between two brothers who've always been thicker than blood. Cam never really minded living in the shadow of Fighting Ruben Wolfe — a talker, a natural, an instant favorite with every woman he meets.
But now Cam wants something his brother already has. And he doesn't know how to make it his, or what it will cost.
To get the girl he's going to have to find out.
"The interaction of the characters is a real strength of this novel....The book...should appeal to readers who want strong male characters..." School Library Journal
"[A] complex and authentic rendering of one boy's earthy desires and pain, set against the landscape of Sydney, Australia." Publishers Weekly
"The authentic emotion behind...Cameron's raw experiences are powerful..." Booklist
"Gritty and realistic....This can stand on its own, for those who haven't read Fighting Ruben Wolfe. They will probably want to, after finishing this." KLIATT
Cameron Wolfe is a loser. He knows it. He's the quiet one, not a soccer star like his brother Steve or a charming fighter with a new girl every week like his brother Rube. Cam would give anything to be near one of those girls, to love her and treat her right. He especially likes Rube's latest, Octavia, with her brilliant ideas and bright green eyes. But what woman like that would want a loser like him? Maybe Octavia would, Cam discovers. Maybe he'd even have something to say. And those maybes change everything: winning, loving, losing, the Wolfe brothers, and Cameron himself.
Two Brothers. One girl. Cameron's always lived in the shadow of his older brother Ruben. Rube's a talker, a natural, an instant favorite with all the girls he meets. Cameron, on the other hand, is...quiet. Sweet. Confused. Cameron doesn't mind this. Not until Ruben starts dating Octavia. She's not like all the other girls Ruben's been with. She's got spark. And Cameron is full-out in love with her. But a girl like Octavia would never go for a guy like Cameron...Or would she?
About the Author
Markus Zusak was born in 1975. He worked as a janitor in a dentist's office before writing Fighting Ruben Wolfe. He currently lives in Sydney, Australia.
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