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Secrets of the Cancer-Slaying Super Man

4.31  ·  Rating Details ·  16 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
The popularity of Benjamin's memoir, TWICE, has inspired this version for teens and tweens that is beautifully illustrated throughout.

Winning was always on Benjamin Rubenstein's mind. Benjamin believed that he had a unique ability to withstand the toxic chemicals of cancer therapy and preserve his healthy cells while zapping the round-celled malignancy that had invaded his
Hardcover, 121 pages
Published October 15th 2014 by Woodley Books (first published October 14th 2014)
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Rob Slaven
Jan 20, 2015 Rob Slaven rated it it was ok
I received this book free for review from the author or publisher in exchange for an honest review. Despite the coolness of receiving a free book, I’m absolutely candid about it below because I believe authors and readers will benefit most from honest reviews rather than vacuous 5-star reviews.

The nutshell view on this one is that it's a short cancer-focused biography of a young man who, as you've no doubt read already, had cancer twice and survived. It goes into a fair amount of detail about th
Oct 28, 2014 Jim rated it it was amazing
A couple of years ago, I read the author's book TWICE: How I Became a Cancer-Slaying Super Man Before I Turned 21. I thought it was a remarkable book and one of the most moving, inspirational memoirs I've ever read. In my review, I mentioned that two things would stay with me long after I finished the book. The first thing was how incredibly brutal Ben's battle was against a merciless, uncaring enemy - the virulent cancers that seemed determined to kill him - and his own unfailing determination ...more
Nov 11, 2014 Denise rated it really liked it
I accepted this book for review from the author and found it fast-paced and full of teen appeal. As a nurse and a high school librarian, I am always looking for high-interest nonfiction. I'm eager to hear what one of my 16-year-old male students has to say about it. The book was easy for me to understand because I am a registered nurse so I am curious as to how he and other teens will react to the clinical details and medical terminology. Some have weaker stomachs for that sort of thing than ...more
Nov 14, 2014 Fatima rated it it was amazing
Shelves: inspiration
This book is a Must Read for young adults and not-so-young-adults. The triumph of the human spirit over adversity is described in a profoundly modern and very accessible way. All of the challenges that we face in life from fearing what others think of us to being afraid of physical harm to trying to discern the meaning in our moments - it's all discussed here in a very unassuming and honest way. It would be hard to read this book and look at your own life the same way again. I see the ...more
A couple of years ago, Benjamin Rubenstein asked if I would read his book and give an honest review. In the two years that had passed since that request, I hadn't forgotten about Rubenstein's story, so when he reached out to me again to ask if I would read this book, I didn't hesitate.

Though I was already familiar with his story after having read his previous book, I still found this one utterly gripping. This book is a more streamlined version of his previous book, one that makes for a short re
Sep 06, 2015 Jeanette rated it it was amazing
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First sign of a good book.. You read it all in one day. CHECK
Humor! CHECK
Learning something - educational. CHECK

Seriously I've only heard of people with cancer. I've had family die from cancer but it isn't discussed. Cancer is a bad word. You don't talk about it. You are allowed to ask so you can fill out medical history but that's it. So I can only imagine how a teenager would feel or think learning he has cancer. I would expect a sad, depressing story. Not at all.

Benjamin Rubenstein was a tee
Jan 26, 2015 Cheryl rated it it was amazing
Very honest look at one young man's super man fight against cancer (twice)

This book is especially written for the 10 - 16 year olds out there that are newly diagnosed with cancer. I tried to remember that far back and put myself in their place as they would be reading this true story of a two time cancer survivor.

I really felt that the book would be especially helpful to young boys.The author is quite up front when talking about bodily functions and I feel young boys will appreciate the "4 P's"
Sep 27, 2014 Jennette rated it liked it
I got this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

This book was alright.its about this teen that gets cancer twice and how he survied it in a positive way!!some parts were sad and other parts your thinking hows he ever going to make it thur.over all it was interesting enough for me to read the whole thing!!

I just thank god that he survied and will start praying that he never gets cancer again.

I forgot to mention that this book was a true story about the writer.
Jeffrey Rubenstein
Dec 26, 2015 Jeffrey Rubenstein rated it it was amazing
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Great book. A must read for everyone who has suffered for any disease and all concer patients and survivors. Uplifting and inspiring.
Melissa ownsbey
Dec 30, 2014 Melissa ownsbey rated it it was amazing
i liked the cover
very emtoinal
very touching
made me cry
but i enjoyed the book
i hope everyone gets a chance to read this book
Debbie Rubenstein
Jan 05, 2016 Debbie Rubenstein rated it it was amazing
Great book not only for explaining, but also for understanding how put everything into achieving your goals. Having cancer when he was only 16 made Benjamin wise beyond his years.
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Benjamin Rubenstein began writing his memoir, Twice How I Became a Cancer-Slaying Super Man Before I Turned 21, while attending college at the University of Virginia where he also began blogging on cancerslayerblog. Twice published in 2010 and a year later he began writing his next book for kids, Secrets of the Cancer-Slaying Super Man. Benjamin is working towards his master's of fine arts in crea ...more
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