View the Study Pack. This was a sweet book. Feb 05, Giovanni Guillen rated it liked it. He never really meant to get into all of this trouble and stuff but its what he got into and he really wanted to recover from it and get a real job or hobby. A sequel to the excellent YA classic The Contender. He is gonna have to train everyday of the week. Jan 16, Logan rated it liked it. It was super cool and very interesting, its about boxing.

This book was written 24 years after the original, and Lipsyte decided to stick with that time frame. The descriptions of the “monster” and Sonny’s thoughts was awesome! Jul 23, Diana rated it really liked it. The Brave is a good book, but it wasn’t what I expected. I liked this book and I thought it was very good. Fresh off the bus, he is targeted by a drug dealer who wants to use him as a runner. Browse all BookRags Study Guides. Jake, which is Sonny’s trainer, ran into the boxing ring and grabbed him and grabbed all of Sonny’s stuff and ran to the truck.

Sonny channels his inner-anger what he calls, Monster.

After Sonny and Jake get back to the reservation, they were stopped at a stop sign and Sonny was sick of being treated like crap so he ran out of the truck and ran away and when he gets to the next town he met Martin. He discovers that boxing goes far beyond the ring. Aug 27, Edward Guillen rated it really liked it. Teresa rated it liked it Jan 09, Sonny is faced with a decision in regards to who his friends truly are.

Sonny fights well and gets to go to the last match and he takes a beating. Sonny has real talent in the ring, but when he fights, he feels a monster rising up within him.


Nov 07, Abdirashid Jama added it. Ah it was lippsyte interesting knowing nothing about the boxing world its makes a lot more sense in hindsight!

When he is busted, Sonny is faced with a choice regarding his future. I feel like Sonny was constantly finding trouble but sometimes trouble found him.

After the llipsyte round he gets this feeling in his heart that if he doesn’t win the match he wouldn’t be a good father and he ends up knocking the guy out with 3 seconds left on the clock. Kids asking for books is one of the greatest joys for this English teacher.

People who like reading about boxing this would be a good book for them to read because it has a a lot of action and activity going on throughout the book. But first Sonny’s got to learn to be smart, take control of his life, and beat the monster.

I thought it was fantastic because it really did tell a great story, but leaves some suspense in the end. Overall it was a pretty good book. Some of the scenes in the book are plo needed, and the characters voice is not that much included in the book.

The Brave – Chapters 1-6 Summary & Analysis

Sonny is supposedly ploot by Alfred, but that relationship is never robfrt to grow, and the end of the book is just plain lazy: However, circumstances force Sonny to go immediately into the professional circuit, which is much more difficult.

So far, Sonny’s managed to harness his anger — what he calls “the monster” — in the boxing ring. I think overall this book was very good because throughout the entire story Sonny faces hurdles of people trying to dis encourage him, saying that boxing isn’t for him, and from facing tough decisions but Sonny shows determination, and doesn’t let anything change his mind about what he wants to do.


Get The Brave from Amazon. My bet is they will enjoy this book too, I did. Want to Read saving…. Alfred serves as an inspiration to this young man and gets him some proper training and competing in the amateur boxing circles and So, I read this book too.

Dec 26, Ryk Stanton rated it it was ok. Before he can sign up, he is targeted by drug traffickers who reel him into their cause. This book is an excellent chose and i would recommend it to any one that likes a novel that will keep them on there toes an who enjoy seeing some one get past any hurdles to reach his goal.

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The Brave – Chapters Summary & Analysis

Mar 03, Zarek Hoffman rated it really liked it. Feb 13, Noah rated it liked it Recommends it for: He also has to come to terms with the idea of what is right and wrong brzve on the streets as well as in the ring.

Sonny is really a character I can root for! Sep 06, Amanda rated it liked it. I wish there was a sequel about Sonny. I didnt like this book because i thought its was boring.