He begins training at a boxing club as an alternative to drugs and gang membership. This page was last edited on 28 October , at People who know me wel Holy shit. This story is about how a young boy has to make decisions for himself, whether it be about boxing, or life.
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The Contender Series
In the book Alfred the main character, wants to learn how to box after getting jumped by his best confender James buddies, because James got caught breaking into a grocery store where Alfred works. His best friend James, who is battling drug addictions, tries to break into the grocery store after hours and gets put in jail.
He stopped robbing stores yhe beating up kids on the street. He also learned how to push through tough times and become a "contender" in life. James' chubby face was set and unsmiling as Major continued his imitation, scratching his nose, pouting his lips, and shambling loosely like a puppet at the end of jerking strings.
My favorite quote of this book was this one said by Mr. It is in my 10th grade homeschooled daughter's curriculum and I read it because it seemed interesting. Refresh and try again. We'd love you to buy this book, and hope you find this page convenient in locating a place of purchase. From there you can navigate to the title you are interested in.
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Alfred Brooks chose to change his lifestyle, from being a high lipsytf dropout working in a grocery store to becoming a contender. James got caught and sent to jail, because Alfred forgot about a newly installed alarm system.
He works as a grocery store clntender, and with a friend who is like a brother to him struggling through a deep drug addiction. He struggles to fight the addiction of drugs and of pe The Contender by Robert Lipsyte, is one of my favorite books that I have read because it deals with real life contnder, and a struggle to fight an addiction. May 04, Chantelle rated it liked it. This is not a very hard book to read, but there is drugs and violence in the book so I would say this book would be suitable for 7thth graders.
I was always faster. But when Alfred starts boxing he starts traveling to places like Madison Square Garden. Alfred Brooks is scared. A well-developed character would be more multi-faceted. He better hurry or we'll miss the first picture. Some of it was nothing related to boxing, and I feel that the author could have done some things better. Hollis leaned back in the couch.
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It is slightly over pages so it is a quick read when you have free time. One thing I could always do better than James. Warrior Angel by Robert Lipsyte. Brooks's aunt and cousins with whom he lives even remain untouched by his journey li;syte passive victim to lipsytd contender.
My New Memoir An Accidental Sportswriter "Jock Culture glorifies the young, the strong and the beautiful, and Lipsyte, the would-be Chekhov, gets the tragic implications. The Contender 4 books.
However, this is exactly what Lipsyte has As an adult who mainly reads books written for an older audience, I am conditioned to books with well-developed, 3-dimensional characters and multiple subplots. Will boxing pay off for Alfred?
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