Underdogs by Markus ZusakUnderdogs by Markus Zusak


byMarkus Zusak

Paperback | November 26, 2013

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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 wonit want to miss reading the novels that launched Markus Zusak's stellar career.

MARCUS ZUSAK was born in 1975, the youngest of four children born to German and Austrian immigrant parents. Marcus studied teaching at university and gained experience teaching at the high school level. Marcus began writing when he was sixteen years old, and completed his first (unpublished) manuscript at eighteen. While his writing ma...
Title:UnderdogsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 8.03 × 5.28 × 0.95 inPublished:November 26, 2013Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545542596

ISBN - 13:9780545542593


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not bad A good read. Kept me wanting to read more. I guess I was a little disappointed with the ending..... but that's all.
Date published: 2014-03-17

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Underdogs"Zusak's popularity is well-deserved. He writes emotionally engaging stories with understated humour and a bittersweet style that refuses to play by straightforward grammatical rules. His earliest published works share many of the same stylistic hallmarks and themes of belonging and survival." -The Los Angeles Times"Coming-of-age stories show readers that life is a journey, that change is possible, and that hope is a good thing to have. This trilogy does that. Boys who need a little grit in their reading will want this book." -Library Media Connection"Appealing to fans and providing an entry point for fresh readers, this is a much-appreciated addition to the Wolfe brothers' canon." -Kirkus