Book Reviews of The Contender (Contender, Bk 1)

The Contender (Contender, Bk 1)
The Contender - Contender, Bk 1
Author: Robert Lipsyte
ISBN-13: 9780064470391
ISBN-10: 0064470393
Publication Date: 4/1/1987
Pages: 176
Reading Level: Young Adult
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 13 ratings
Publisher: HarperTrophy
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 1
It's not the type of book I usually read but I found I really enjoyed it. I would have liked the finish to be more complete.
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i love this book if i didn't have a second copy this would not leave my library..this is a story of a troubled teen facing gangs, drugs,etc...instead he works his way up to be a boxer..and the disciple it takes to become one..no gore..great for children on a 4th grade reader and up..i taught this book in a high scool 10grade english class..it speaks to the young and the teenager..language very minimum, with no sexual content... a must read for a child coming of age story
reviewed The Contender (Contender, Bk 1) on
Alfred Brooks is scared. He's a high school dropout and his grocery store job is leading nowhere. His best friend is sinking further and further into drug addiction. Some street kids are after him for something he didn't even do. So Alfred begins going to Donatelli's Gym, a boxing club in Harlem that's trained champions. There he learns it's the effort, not the win, that makes the man, that last desperate struggle to get back on your feet when you thought you were down for the count.