Ships from/sold by BookCloseouts
Seller Rating:
See All Buying Options

The Brave (Paperback)

Author:  Robert Lipsyte
Earn Super Points: Write a Review
Sorry, this selection is currently unavailable.
The Brave Lipsyte, Robert 1 of 1
(Save 46%)
$3.74 + $3.99 SHIPPING
What are Rakuten Super Points™?
Get rewarded when you shop! Earn 1 point per dollar spent. That's like getting cash back on every purchase. Easy to see matured points in checkout. Use points just like cash.
Learn More
FORMAT: Paperback
IN STOCK: Usually Ships in 1 to 2 business days
4 New and Used
See all sellers
View My Store
More Buying Options
Seller Information

Learn more about The Brave:

Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0064470792
ISBN-13: 9780064470797
Sku: 30006882
Publish Date: 2/1/1993
Pages:  240
Age Range:  College to UP
Having left the Indian reservation for the streets of New York City, seventeen-year-old boxer Sonny Bear tries to harness his inner rage by training with Alfred Brooks, who has left the sport to become a policeman. Reissue. *Author: Lipsyte, Robert *Publication Date: 1993/02/01 *Number of Pages: 195 *Binding Type: Paperback *Grade Level: 10-12 *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 4.25 *Height: 7.25
From the Publisher:

Sonny's been an outsider all his life.

He has never fit into either world: the Moscondagas on the Reservation see him as white; whites see him as Indian. So far, Sonny's managed to harness his anger -- what he calls "the monster" -- in the boxing ring. But Sonny wants out of the Res. He's headed for New York City, where nobody can tell him what to do.

Sonny doesn't count on stepping into the middle of a drug war when he gets there -- or on tangling with a tough Harlem boxer-turned-cop named Alfred Brooks. Brooks seems to think that Sonny's got the talent to make it to the top -- to be a contender. But first Sonny's got to learn to be smart, take control of his life, and beat the monster. Only it isn't as easy as it sounds....

Author Bio
Robert Lipsyte
Robert Lipsyte graduated from Columbia University and began working as a copy boy for the sports section of the "New York Times." Soon afterwards, he had his own sports column and eventually a television program, "The Eleventh Hour." As host of that program, he met boxing manager Cus D'Amato and it was this meeting that prompted Lipsyte to write his first young adult novel, THE CONTENDER, which is about boxing. Lipsyte waited 10 years before publishing his next work for young adults, ONE FAT SUMMER, which was a reflection on his own childhood and was followed by two sequels--SUMMER RULES and THE SUMMERBOY. In 1991 he returned to the world of boxing with THE BRAVE, which reintroduced the character of Albert Brooks, who readers first met in THE CONTENDER nearly 25 years earlier. In 2001, Lipsyte was named the recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults.


"Lipsyte's writing is as crisp as ever; his vision of New York's seamy underside is chillingly evoked, and the novel's boxing scenes are nearly palpable."

"This doggedly earnest story...pushes all the right buttons...The novel reads like a connect-the-dot exercise in coming-of-age the politically correct way. Lipsyte writes with great power when he climbs down from his soapbox." - Bill Ott 10/15/1996

Kirkus Reviews
"A gritty tale of a young man who learns to replace his anger with pride. Well-written boxing action, too."

Product Attributes

Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeMinimum Age:   13
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0240
Product attributePublisher:   HarperCollins
Advertisement Bottom