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Contender (Reissue) (Paperback) (Robert Lipsyte)

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Before you can be a champion,
you have to be a contender.

Alfred Brooks is scared. He's a highschool 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 has 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.

Before you can be a champion,
you have to be a contender.

Alfred Brooks is scared. He's a highschool 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 has 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.

Edition: Reissue
Number of Pages: 2274
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Boxing
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Harpercollins Childrens Books
Age Range: Teen
Author: Robert Lipsyte
Language: English
Street Date: April 1, 1987
TCIN: 11494310
UPC: 9780064470391
Item Number (DPCI): 248-05-5437
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