Underdogs by Markus Zusak

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6 Critic Reviews

It's the fights you don't know you'll win that test you, Cameron says. Luckily for readers of "The Book Thief," Zusak kept fighting those fights.
-LA Times

Synopsis

From the bestselling author of THE BOOK THIEF Before THE BOOK THIEF, Markus Zusak wrote a trilogy of novels about the Wolfe Brothers: THE UNDERDOG, FIGHTING RUBEN WOLFE, and GETTING THE GIRL. Cameron and Ruben Wolfe are champions at getting into fights, coming up with half-baked schemes, and generally disappointing girls, their parents, and their much more motivated older siblings. They're intensely loyal to each other, brothers at their best and at their very worst. But when Cameron falls head over heels for Ruben's girlfriend, the strength of their bond is tested to its breaking point. We're proud to present these novels together for the first time, and to be introducing American readers to THE UNDERDOG, never before published in the United States. Fans of THE BOOK THIEF won't want to miss reading the novels that launched Markus Zusak's stellar career.
 

About Markus Zusak

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Australian author Markus Zusak was born in Sydney on June 23, 1975. He began writing at the age of 16, and seven years later his first book, The Underdog, was published. Zusak is best known for his award-winning young adult novels The Book Thief and I Am the Messenger, both of which have been successful internationally and are Michael L. Printz Honor books. The Book Thief is scheduled to be released as a major motion picture on November 15, 2013.
 
Published August 1, 2011 by Arthur A. Levine Books. 517 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Underdogs
All: 6 | Positive: 5 | Negative: 1

Kirkus

Excellent
on Sep 01 2011

Appealing to fans and providing an entry point for fresh readers, this is a much-appreciated addition to the Wolfe brothers’ canon.

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RT Book Reviews

Above average

Underdogs might have been more enjoyable as one novel than as three.

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LA Times

Good
on Aug 14 2011

It's the fights you don't know you'll win that test you, Cameron says. Luckily for readers of "The Book Thief," Zusak kept fighting those fights.

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Teen Reads

Excellent
on Aug 01 2011

The Wolfe brothers' stories are poignant, powerful and passionately real --- and they showcase a writer who deserves a wider audience in the United States.

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Kidz World

Good
on Dec 13 2011

This is an awesome and relatable book for teenage guys.

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Guys Lit Wire

Good
on Sep 19 2011

All three of the novels are short, fast-paced and humorous.

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