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The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay
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Jul 18, 07

bookshelves: want-to-reread
Recommended for: everyone
Read in July, 2007

I wasn't sure whether I would like this book since all I knew was that it was about boxing which I am not a big fan of, but a girl had told me this was her favorite book so I thought I would give it a try. I loved it. In some ways it is a fasinating look at South Africas devastating history, but the protagonist's innocent perspective just draws you into his story. The characters in the story are what really make it great, Peekay's mentors, friends and even the evil adversaries he has to overcome. Even if you know nothing about boxing, the fight scenes are written in an accesible way anyone can picture and enjoy. I recommend this book to anyone who if you would enjoy a bildungsroman about having a dream and not ever giving it up...
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Adam i told you about that book it's my favorite

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