The Brave

The Brave

by Robert Lipsyte
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Brave 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
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A boy Sonny is living with his uncle on a old junkyard and wants to become a boxer. Sonny is a boy living on the Reservation with his uncle. His uncle Jake took him in after his mom dropped him off so she could go find a place to live in the city. He's been training for fighting from his uncle Jake. Sonny is also half white and half Indian. When he is training they call him a running brave. This is a kind of book that if you like sports and action. The book is by Robert Lipstyle who writes not just any book he writes about everything in sports. If I had a favorite character would have to be the main one Sonny because he does everything. So when he is done with boxing and finally moves away from the reservation. So now he is ready to try to make it on his own. Yes I would recommend this book for people who like boxing sports and action.
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ADalton More than 1 year ago
The author uses stereotypes when he talks about American Indians, such as the parts about the "Running Braves" and although the tribe is fictional it is probably better that the readers be acquainted with the truth about tribes in the area
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Guest More than 1 year ago
After picking up this book and flipping through the pages I looked at the cover. It didn't look like anything special but I decided I would read it anyway. After the first time I actually opened the book and started reading it I didn't want to put the book down. This book keeps your eyes glued to the pages and makes you flip the pages almost systematically. To tell you the truth, I was getting in trouble for staying up late reading which is very unusual for a kid like me. Sonny Bear, the main character who is a boxer, has a very interesting life. One that you want to keep 'watching' to see what will happen to him next. Throughout this book you meet many minor characters that shake up the plot. A story wouldn't be complete without villians, or antagonist, that threaten to bring Sonny down into a place he shouldn't be. Being an Indian, and from a reservation Sonny was put through a lot of prejudice from others especially during boxing matches. Fights were robbed from him, but yet he still battled through it all. Sonny goes from a small Indian reservation for Moscogandas, to the Big Apple, or New York City. Big city life can change anyone who isn't used to it. Sonny, being no different than anyone else, also has trouble that comes his way. He tries to work through it, but whether he comes out on top or goes down in flames, you'll have to read the book to find out.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sonny Bear a 17 year old native american boy who wants to get out of the reservation. He is sick and tired of Jake, who is 68, telling him about running braves. He goes to New York, meets the wrong people that get him in trouble with the law. Then Alfred Brooks takes Sonny off the streets and gets him in the ring. They say he can be the next best thing. Then his past comes back to haunt him. Is his life runned? One of the Best fictions I have ever read. Another Rocky type story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a great book. The contender was also great if you red that you will want to read this or vis versa.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book The Brave is a book for an average reader in the middle school level. I havn't read the prequal to this book The Contender. But I'm sure it's juat as good as The Brave
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sonny Bear is an Indian, who runs runs away from his reservation to New York City to search for his mother. He is a boxer is who tired of participating in smoker fights. He is also tired of his Uncle Jake's fairy tails. When he gets off the bus in New York City, he accepts a job with a hustler, and he is immediately busted for possesion of illigal substances. Sonny is a talented boxer, but he is hot-temperedand undiseplened; he has nearly killed in a correctional center before Alfred Brooks sends him to Donatelli's Gym, the place in Harlem, New York where he used to train. Sonny's training begins on the reservation, where its supplied by Jake, a member of the 'Running Braves'; after a brief course of instruction at Donatelli's, Sonny enters a city-wide amateur competetion and makes his way to the finals. But in his way strikes a terrible tragedy. Read this book to find out what happens to Sonny. I feel you need to read this book because it's action packed and it always makes you want to read more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
(Sorry canf see headlines) He looked at his mentor. "Want to go hunting?"
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I first looked at this book it seemed interesting. As I started reading it i started to get into it. This young boy named Sonny is a boxer that had a dream of becoming a champion and get a title even after they had stoled a fight from him on his own town. Sonny was living with his uncle Jake, until one day he got tired of his uncle complaining and ran away. He left in search for a title and his mother. On his search he found many friends who helped him many ways. Sonny knows what it takes to get what he wants and we know what it is to read a good book like THE BRAVE......