You Gotta Have Heart

You Gotta Have Heart Life keeps knocking year old Alan down Can he find the courage to get back up Orphaned at a young age all Alan Michaels wants is a place to belong But the independent street smart kid who lacks

  • Title: You Gotta Have Heart
  • Author: Bruce Bernstein
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  • Page: 225
  • Format: Paperback
  • Life keeps knocking 12 year old Alan down Can he find the courage to get back up Orphaned at a young age, all Alan Michaels wants is a place to belong But the independent, street smart kid, who lacks self confidence, has no clue how to deal with disappointment or a formidable bully who won t back down And New York City is a tough town to grow up in if you are a kid Life keeps knocking 12 year old Alan down Can he find the courage to get back up Orphaned at a young age, all Alan Michaels wants is a place to belong But the independent, street smart kid, who lacks self confidence, has no clue how to deal with disappointment or a formidable bully who won t back down And New York City is a tough town to grow up in if you are a kid who doesn t have much But when he starts training at Sensei Hideki s School of Karate, he hopes his life will change forever Determined to prove he s got what it takes to become a true warrior, he pushes his body and mind to the limit But just when the karate school starts to feel like home, tragedy strikes again Does Alan have the courage and inner strength to overcome the odds stacked against him When you get knocked down, you just keep getting back up You never give up Sensei paused for a moment and spoke louder That s what takes real guts He stared at Alan intently You know, sometimes failures are your steppingstone to success Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Paperback, 170 pages Published June 30th 2018 by Outsider Press More Details Original Title You Gotta Have Heart ISBN 1732165106 ISBN13 9781732165106 Edition Language English Other Editions 2 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail

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    • Bruce Bernstein

      BRUCE BERNSTEIN is the author of You Gotta Have Heart He s a fourth degree black belt in karate with extensive training in the martial arts Before recently retiring, he had a solo law practice dedicated to protecting the rights of employees while working part time as an administrative law judge in New York City Bruce is a life long resident of New York City who also happens to be a licensed New BRUCE BERNSTEIN is the author of You Gotta Have Heart He s a fourth degree black belt in karate with extensive training in the martial arts Before recently retiring, he had a solo law practice dedicated to protecting the rights of employees while working part time as an administrative law judge in New York City Bruce is a life long resident of New York City who also happens to be a licensed New York City tour guide Like Alan Michaels, the hero of You Gotta Have Heart, he also knows a lot about Central Park and New York City



    128 thoughts on “You Gotta Have Heart

    • Alan Michaels lost both his parents three years ago in a car crash With no family to take care of him, he now lives in a halfway house for teenagers with financial, emotional, and or family issues Life in The Home is tough, so when Alan gets the opportunity to practice karate at a local dojo, he jumps at the chance Over time, he learns how to fight, and he even makes a few friends in the process But importantly, he learns how to be a better person, a better protector, and a better frien Alan Mic [...]


    • You Gotta Have Heart is a coming of age novel for children and preteens written by Bruce Bernstein Alan Michaels was excited and just a bit nervous about his first day of classes at Sensei Hideki s School of Karate He was the first boy from the Home who had received a full scholarship to the dojo, and he felt this was his chance to be really good at something Alan was small for his age, but he couldn t help standing up for his roommate, Chris, a younger and smaller boy, who was often tormente Yo [...]


    • I m a little on the fence with this story.I love stories about bullied kids who find their inner strength and courage and stand up to their tormentors, so I was excited to read this book The main character, Alan, is a shy orphan in the late 1990s who lives in a home for indigent boys and is tortured by several of his peers To combat this, he decides to take karate, and through this, he gains enough confidence to rise about his victim status.The biggest problem with this story is that there so I [...]


    • A great read I really enjoyed the book It s as interesting and heartwarming and I enjoyed the references to places I know well in New York City I would recommend this book to teens and adults.



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