Bryce Courtenay is a truly inspirational author; he is the author of HEAPS of moving and powerful books, such as The Power of One, Tandia, The Silver Moon and much more!
His book The Power of One is my absolute favorite of his, without giving away too many spoilers; A young boy called Peekay goes to a boarding school and faces a serious of harassment but I love it because it shows how he gets stronger and learns to box and is well on his way to overcoming the trauma he faced and becoming the welterweight champion of the world. Throughout the entire book he faces challenge after challenge with courage and determination and you just want him to succeed.
I love how although The Power of One has a bunch of struggles, traumas and death in it, it still leaves on an uplifting note making the reader feel empowered by the end.
Bryce has won the British Book Award in 1990 for the novel, 'The Power of One', he is the recipient of three APA Who Weekly Reader's Choice Awards as well as many more. Bryce also stated that he had been bullied as a kid and so he took to writing to try to keep away from the bullies he also learnt to box as a means of self defense.
Bryce Courtenay has written many incredible books and quotes two of my favorite quotes of his are;
“First with the head, then with the heart.”
“Pride is holding your head up when everyone around you has theirs bowed. Courage is what makes you do it.”
Bryce Courtenay’s writing career started at 1989 with his ground breaking The Power of One soon followed by many equally amazing books. Read his books and I’m sure you will agree that he is a truly incredible author.