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SC, October 22, 2014 (view all comments by SC)
Wow! I am so glad that I bought "The Power of One" from Powell's based on a reader-review! Peekay is an English African boy who takes on his challenges with an awesome spirit & desire. He has some great mentors along the way: Hoppie teaches about boxing & that you fight "first with the head, then with your heart"; Geel Piet is an experienced con & a great boxing coach; & Doc who is a German pianist & botanist. They all have something to teach Peekay along his journey to find his power. Good writing, interesting setting, & a memorable character! One of my favorite 'recommend-ables'!
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emm2012, January 11, 2013 (view all comments by emm2012)
This is an AWESOME book!! I've been meaning to read it for a while and now that I have, I am forever changed. The way people effect one another and the power one person can have are remarkable. This book teaches us that lesson. One the we often think we know, but cast aside.
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saradreilly, September 27, 2011 (view all comments by saradreilly)
I always give this book as a gift to my book loving friends and it has never failed me...EVERYONE LOVES IT. It is not defined by gender, age, race or any "type" of reader. The last time I bought a copy of this book for a gift I re-read it myself.
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saradreilly, September 1, 2011 (view all comments by saradreilly)
Hands down absolutely one of the best books I have ever read (as an adult!) Every one I recommend this to is also thrilled and grateful for the title. Coming of age and so much more. READ THIS BOOK or at least put it on your bucket list...you will not be sorry.
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dotschott, January 27, 2010 (view all comments by dotschott)
A "take hold" kind of read! It brings back that wonderful highschool or college feeling that you had when you had to read a required reading that turned out to be amazing, insightful, symbolic and not light-hearted.
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ISBN:
9780345410054
Author:
Courtenay, Bryce
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Location:
New York :
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Historical
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Fiction
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World war, 1939-1945
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Action & Adventure
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Children
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War
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Historical - General
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South Africa
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War stories
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Children -- South Africa -- Fiction.
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World War, 19
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Children -- South Africa.
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Literary
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Adventure
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Literature-A to Z
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fiction;south africa;boxing;africa;apartheid;coming of age;historical fiction;racism;novel;wwii;history;race relations;race;bildungsroman;sports;literature;historical;prison;boarding school;friendship;inspirational;war;movie;adult;contemporary;1940s;20th
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fiction;south africa;boxing;africa;apartheid;coming of age;historical fiction;racism;novel;wwii;history;race relations;race;sports;bildungsroman;literature;historical;prison;boarding school;friendship;war;inspirational;made into movie;1940s;movie;adult;co
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Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
104-248
Publication Date:
19960931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
8.19 x 5.5 x 1.2 in 0.9 lb

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Product details 544 pages Ballantine Books - English 9780345410054 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Unabashedly uplifting....Asserts forcefully what all of us would like to believe: that the individual, armed with the spirit of independence — 'the power of one' — can prevail."
"Review" by , "The Power of One has everything: suspense, the exotic, violence; mysticism, psychology and magic; schoolboy adventures, drama."
"Review" by , "Marvelous...It is the people of the sun-baked plains of Africa who tug at the heartstrings in this book....[Bryce] Courtenay draws them all with a fierce and violent love."
"Review" by , “Totally engrossing...[presents] the metamorphosis of a most remarkable young man and the almost spiritual influence he has on others....Peekay has both humor and a refreshingly earthy touch, and his adventures, at times, are hair-raising in their suspense.”
"Review" by , “A compelling tale.”
"Synopsis" by , In this magical novel, an irresistible boy tells the story of his survival and coming of age against the background of South Africa during and just after World War II.
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