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Jeane, February 10, 2008 (view all comments by Jeane)
The story of an English boy growing up in South Africa, obsessed with the dream of being a professional boxer. This is a powerful book that deals with issues of racism, oppression and prejudice. It is moving and profound. The characters are vividly depicted through riveting scenes and well-written dialog. The descriptions of boarding school, prison life, naturalist expeditions, literary correspondence and the world of boxing make it rich indeed. This is no light-weight reading! It may be a bit melodramatic at times, but overall an excellent book.
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Rhaye Heather, August 3, 2007 (view all comments by Rhaye Heather)
Often said to be the book he's felt closest to, Courtenay writes about South Africa during it's troubled time of apartheid and the advent of World War II. The way he writes about the beauty of Africa and its' different tribes make you want to be there and experience what he's talking about first hand. But moreover, the beautiful story of Peekay and the incredible odds he must endure is the most touching of all. This book is somewhat autobiographical for Courtenay, so it gives insight into where he gets his inspiration for his writing.
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Susan Aluma, July 2, 2007 (view all comments by Susan Aluma)
This is a wonderful story of a bright young boy growing up in South Africa with dreams of becoming the welterweight boxing champion. Peekay, the young boy, has a rough start in life, but with the wonderful inspirations he finds along the way, he moves closer to his dreams. You will take Peeaky into your heart and cheer him on through his life's trevails and triumphs.
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Rae, August 20, 2006 (view all comments by Rae)
One person can make a difference. The story of a small boy overcoming adversity, this is one of the best-written novels I've ever read.
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tine1, May 13, 2006 (view all comments by tine1)
This is a brilliant book. It gives you the story of South Africa. It shows the true face of racism. Racism seen between whites and blacks but also between blacks and whites themselves. This book has got it all; an exiting plot, heorism and courage. It makes you want to change the world!
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ISBN:
9780345410054
Author:
Courtenay, Bryce
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children
Subject:
War
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
South Africa
Subject:
War stories
Subject:
Children -- South Africa -- Fiction.
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
Children -- South Africa.
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Adventure
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
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
Subject:
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
Subject:
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
Copyright:
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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