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Underdogs
Underdogs | Markus Zusak
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From the bestselling author of THE BOOK THIEF Before THE BOOK THIEF, Markus Zusak wrote a trilogy of novels about the Wolfe Brothers: THE UNDERDOG, FIGHTING RUBEN WOLFE, and GETTING THE GIRL. Cameron and Ruben Wolfe are champions at getting into fights, coming up with half-baked schemes, and generally disappointing girls, their parents, and their much more motivated older siblings. They're intensely loyal to each other, brothers at their best and at their very worst. But when Cameron falls head over heels for Ruben's girlfriend, the strength of their bond is tested to its breaking point. We're proud to present these novels together for the first time, and to be introducing American readers to THE UNDERDOG, never before published in the United States. Fans of THE BOOK THIEF won't want to miss reading the novels that launched Markus Zusak's stellar career.
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MinDea
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Hey! It's the end of #MonthOfZusak so I am posting open discussions for each of his 4 books people said they were going to try to read this month. Please comment below to join the conversation for Underdogs!
#AuthorAMonth @EadieB

MinDea I had a hard time getting through this one. I really struggled. I did not connect with this family at all and I found the repetitive writing very annoying. I liked some aspects of the book but mainly he just bothered me. 🤨 14mo
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MinDea
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I had a hard time working my way through this book for several reasons but mainly I struggled with the style he chose to write these 3 stories in. Lots of repetiive things, random thoughts, etc. However, one thing I will say about Markus Zusak is that he sure knows how to make you feel for his characters. He writes real human stories and and real human emotions. Things we can all relate to. Things we all feel.
#MonthOfZusak #AuthorAMonth @EadieB

MinDea #Shadow and #Burley passed out on me 😆😆😆 #Shippy #CatsOfLitsy #DogsOfLitsy #PetsOfLitsy #CatSitting #DogSitting #GeezThatIsALotOfHashtags 😆😆😆 @Zelma Look!!!! They tolerate each other so well now! 💙 14mo
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MinDea
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I am still working through #Underdogs for #MonthOfZusak. Not my favorite book. Have felt like bailing on it several times but am sticking with it. I think the second story in this book was better than the first so hopefully the third one will be even better.
#AuthorAMonth @EadieB

#Chloe curling up with me for her nightly snuggling while I read. I so don't want to go to work tomorrow! #CatsOfLitsy @mcipher

That-Bookish-Hiker Chloe! I love this pic. 😻 14mo
Reviewsbylola What a great pic! 😍 14mo
mcipher Chloe! She‘s so cute!! 😻😻 Hope you enjoyed that third story. I hate books like that, when they feel like a chore. 14mo
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MinDea Thanks @That-Bookish-Hiker! She is a sweet girl! 14mo
MinDea Thank you @Reviewsbylola I took it using the new night mode on my phone's camera. It's such a cool feature! You'd never know it was pretty dark in the room except for my reading light! 14mo
MinDea @mcipher seriously! It really does feel a tad like homework. 😆😆😆 I just want to like it so bad because it's Markus Zusak but I just don't. 😒 14mo
OrangeMooseReads She‘s so pretty 😻 ... good luck with the book. 14mo
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MinDea
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I have completed 2/3 stories from this book finally! I didn't really like the first one but enjoyed the second one. Excited for the third one!
#MonthOfZusak #AuthorAMonth @EadieB

MinDea @Coleen_Nieto how are you doing with this one? 1y
Coleen_Nieto @MinDea I haven't found much time to read lately. I'm still working on the first book. It's a little disjointed I think. 1y
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MinDea
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Reading more of this one for #AuthorAMonth #MonthOfZusak.
@EadieB

#Chloe is unimpressed by her lack of strings in bed. 😆 #CatsOfLitsy #TuxedoKittiesOfLitsy @mcipher

Literary_Siren Pretty girl! 😻 1y
MinDea Thank you @Literary_Siren! She's a sweet girl. 💙 1y
Cinfhen She‘s so cute 🥰 1y
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JaneyWaneyB She's so cute, that pink nose 😍 1y
glitterkitty459 omg!! 😍😻😻 1y
MinDea @Coleen_Nieto I got to chapter 6 last night! 1y
mcipher Awww, she looks unhappy with your life choices - book and not toy?!?! Poor girl! 😂 1y
MinDea 😆😆😆 @mcipher. She dragged her string all the way downstairs and so when we went to bed there was no string! She was disappointed for sure. 1y
Coleen_Nieto @MinDea no progress the last two days 🤔 hopefully this weekend! 1y
MinDea @Coleen_Nieto I just finished the first novella. How are you liking it so far? Have you read any of his other books? I am not really loving it. 😒 But I want to know what happens... 😆😆 1y
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Coleen_Nieto
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Something I need to remember!

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Coleen_Nieto
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@MinDea I'm on chapter three and each chapter gives me something to laugh about 😀

MinDea I am just about to pick it up and try to get a couple chapters in tonight! 🤞 It seems like a quick read but who knows with my schedule lately! I am glad you are enjoying it so far! 1y
Coleen_Nieto @MinDea no pressure! Sharing my progress with you keeps me motivated 😀 1y
MinDea I read 2 chapters last night. That's as far as I made it. It's so interesting to have read The Book Thief and then reading this (sort of feels like the same person but also not really at all). It's interesting for sure and it does have some humor in it! 1y
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MinDea
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Starting this one tonight! I'm getting a head start because I have been so slow at reading! @Coleen_Nieto are you still planning to read this book too?


#MonthOfZusak #AuthorAMonth @EadieB

EadieB Can you break it down to a reading schedule and tag the people that were interested in reading it? @MinDea (edited) 1y
MinDea Hey @Eadie. I was hoping that this would be a "relaxed" buddy read of just reading a book by the author of the month so I wasn't planning on making any sort of schedule. Hope that's OK! 1y
EadieB @MinDea That‘s fine if that‘s how you want to do it. 1y
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Coleen_Nieto @MinDea I do plan to read this, but lately I don't seem to have time to do anything but work 🤗 1y
MinDea @Coleen_Nieto I totally understand! I have not had much time reading either. I look forward to talking about the book with you when we both finish it! I think we were the only 2 who had mentioned wanting to read this book by Zusak. 1y
Coleen_Nieto @MinDea I'm putting underdogs in my bag so I'll be carrying it around with me at least. Lol 1y
MinDea @Coleen_Nieto I've been doing the same the last couple days but have yet to be able to start it. 😆 1y
Coleen_Nieto I read the forward this morning! 1y
MinDea @Coleen_Nieto 👏👏👏👏 1y
JenlovesJT47 Hey! Just wanted to let you know I‘m late on my Sept-Oct FeedAReader but I‘m working on it and the last one as well and should have both of them sent out soon. Sorry for the delay! 1y
MinDea @JenlovesJT47 No worries! Thanks for letting me know! 1y
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EadieB
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Reminder - Month of Markus Zusak!

Get your books ready! @MinDea will be posting the reading schedule for Underdogs for this Saturday, December 1.

All are welcome!

#authoramonth #monthofzusak #december2018

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#2018Book2
#LitsyAtoZ Part 1: TBR books by author
#BookZ

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ohurtin
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Markus Zusak is my favorite writer. Finally got my hands on a copy of "Underdogs." It is composed of his first three novels, "The Underdog," "Fighting Ruben Wolfe," and "Getting the Girl." Love all three. If I had to pick my favorite of the three, I would have to go with "Fighting Ruben Wolfe," but "Getting the Girl" is a close second. Amazing stories of family, struggle, love, brotherhood, and the power of words. Must read for any YA lover.
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MinDea I am reading this right now and just finished the first book. I struggled with it. Your review is making me feel more excited to read the second one because you said it was your favorite of the 3. 1y
ohurtin @MinDea definitely enjoyed the second one most 😃 It‘s easy to see these are Zusak‘s first books while you‘re reading them. Still enjoyed them though. Cool to see his progression as an author from these to The Book Thief. 1y
MinDea Yes! That is exactly why I am reading it. We are doing a #MonthOfZusak buddy read and I am planning to read all his books in order of publication. I hvae only read The Book Thief but not the other 3. 1y
ohurtin @MinDea Definitely read I Am the Messenger and Bridge of Clay! #MonthOfZusak sounds awesome! 1y
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