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First with your head and then with your heart.…
So says Hoppie Groenewald, boxing champion, to a seven-year-old boy who dreams of being the welterweight champion of the world. For the young Peekay, it is a piece of advice he will carry with him throughout his life.
Born in a South Africa divided by racism and hatred, this one small boy will come to lead all the tribes of Africa. Through enduring friendships with Hymie and Gideon, Peekay gains the strength he needs to win out. And in a final conflict with his childhood enemy, the Judge, Peekay will fight to the death for justice.…
Bryce Courtenay’s classic bestseller is a story of the triumph of the human spirit―a spellbinding tale of all ages.
"It’s hard to imagine a reader delivering his audience so completely to a foreign locale as Humphrey Bower does in this coming-of-age novel." ―AudioFile
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Ideals must be back, for Courtenay's first novel is a fast-paced book with an old-fashioned, clean-cut hero...All done in sturdy, workmanlike prose...this is a somewhat endearing, if uncritical, celebration of virtue and positive thinking. Despite the lack of shading and the chipper philosophy, then, a surprisingly refreshing debut.Read Full Review of The Power of One: A Novel | See more reviews from Kirkus
Overall, I was glad I read The Power of One. It was one of the most inspirational books I have read in a long time, and left the reader with a strong message of courage, hope, and the importance of persevering for the greater good.Read Full Review of The Power of One: A Novel | See more reviews from Blog Critics
Overall, The Power of One is an incredible book. It is inspirational, beautifully written, and features one of the most incredible protagonists I have ever had the privilege of reading. The idea of fighting for the greater good and of perseverance, even in the face of hardship is one which I think every reader would find enlightening.Read Full Review of The Power of One: A Novel | See more reviews from Blog Critics
Courtenay vividlydescribes the power one can have inside and the difference one personcan make. Using Peekay as an example of determination, Courtenay depictsone man's drive for someting he believes in. Peekay proves we can takeon the harshest obstacles and prevail.Read Full Review of The Power of One: A Novel
A high school boy said that a book changed his life. And not just any book, but The Power of One, which isn't just a good book, but it is a "clutch-it-to-your-chest" good book. A book that speaks to power that we each have within us. Trust me on this one. If you haven't read it, do!Read Full Review of The Power of One: A Novel
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