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Publisher Description

In 1939, hatred took root in South Africa, where the seeds of apartheid were newly sown. There a boy called Peekay was born. He spoke the wrong language–English. He was nursed by a woman of the wrong color–black. His childhood was marked by humiliation and abandonment. Yet he vowed to survive–he would become welterweight champion of the world, he would dream heroic dreams.
But his dreams were nothing compared to what awaited him. For he embarked on an epic journey, where he would learn the power of words, the power to transform lives, and the mystical power that would sustain him even when it appeared that villainy would rule the world: The Power of One.

Young Adult
September 13
Random House Children's Books
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

Ghytoip ,

Power of one

Do not read this book if you want to read the whole book. This is half, and a total disappointment.

wilbur33 ,

It's only half of the book

It's literally half of the original book! As quoted by the author, in a note, at the end of this book!

My son was reading this book for a summer reading assignment. I was reading along with him on my iPad. When we started discussing the book, he had all these details and scenario's that I never read about. I felt completely cheated. To top it all, iBooks doesn't even sell the full version, so you would never stop to consider "Hey, am I buying only half a book?". It's ridiculous.....

Two questions: Why not disclose that information in the books description on iBooks? Why not sell the full version?

Awemeghan ,

Shortened version

Extremely disappointing- this is the "condensed children's version" and not the real book.
Thanks for letting us know, iTunes. Waste of money!

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