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Bruiser – Book Description. TENNYSON: Don’t get me started on The Bruiser. He was voted “Most Likely to Get the Death Penalty” by the entire school. He’s the. In this thought-provoking, low-key drama, Shusterman (Unwind) examines the Bruiser. Neal Shusterman, HarperTeen, $ (p) ISBN. Sixteen-year-old Tennyson fumes when he learns his twin sister, Bronte, is dating Bruiser, the guy voted Most Likely to Go to Jail, but Bronte insists Bruiser is .

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Yes, to Shusterman fans, or anyone who’s looking for a quick read probably two days and you’ll be done. Granted, all 4 Brewster, Tennyson, Bronte and Cody’s are unique, but splitting the plot 4 ways dilutes it. Would you go on and live with your pain, or would you give it up and live a carefree existence, knowing every little thing that harm This book was exceptional in terms of characterization and its ability to make me mull over a moral dilemma.

Another negative was that the message came across as heavy-handed. I love books that end with hope. Shusterman’s other books have been the latter.

Hard topics were tackled, like abuse and bullying, but done very well. Sex – chaste as a church house. Will you become dependent on this stolen sense of safety? I don’t know if they can fix it. He is just brillant!!!

Much of his fiction is traceable back to stories he tells to large audiences of children and teenagers — such as his novel The Eyes bruixer Kid Midas.

Well, brusier he was, but what people don’t realize is that black holes generate an amazing amount of light.


This was more than 3 stars but not quite 4 stars but I think the story was original neall that I’m going to round up. Bruiser is a powerful, poetic and sometimes even funny story.

Jul 28, Arlene rated it really neql it Shelves: It went in directions that I did not see coming. Like not much swearing and the romance wasn’t deep at all. Because when he cares about you, things start to happen. Is Brewster’s power to take away the pain from those he loves a gift or a curse? Bruider is known for delivering the bizarre, the creepy, the unsettling. Dec 21, C.

It’s a happening trend in the YA world, methinks, just because writers are so literary. I just wish that Bronte could have owned up to hers a little bit more. Think about it – if a person existed who was able to remove all of your pain, your anxiety, and every ailment you would ever suffer from, how great would that be?

Bruiser | Neal Shusterman

I’ve read several other Shusterman books, and I’ve never more than just gotten through them. The problem is, their gravity is so great, the light can’t escape-it just gets pulled in along with everything else. But there’s a difference between telling a story with painful elements, and telling a story in which the entire tone is pain and suffering. And Cody knows exactly how his brother’s abilities work, and he takes some incredibly bizarre risks, while still being portrayed as a loving and caring brother.

You just can’t help but love him, yet it’s hard to read as the events and consequences of his innocent reasoning unfold.

View all 9 comments. His mind his torn by the emotions of all the people he cares about.


But as Shusterman points out, happiness is always on the horizon. Man, I loved this book! Gotta love a selfless man! What at first seems like their good fortune turns out to be more than they bargained for…much more.

October 5, at 4: But then strange things begin to occur. It’s beautiful in an heartbreaking way, and even now I’m still not sure what’s going bruier happen to all of them.

This story is handicapped by too many perspectives IMO. So for those who will read this just be where the ending, but don’t let that stop you because this book is a MUST read! And you fall into his books so easily. Cody’s is shustrrman of slang and little kid phrases because he’s only little. Narrated by four strikingly different characters, Shusterman delves into the gruiser theory that happiness is merely the contrast to sorrow.

It’s actually more like this: For example, when he’s described as being like a painkiller that another character is addicted to.


What if there is someone in your life that can take away your hurts? None of them As I have probably said for every Neal Shusterman book I have reviewed, I love that his stories make me think.

Nov 22, Milly rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: View all 3 comments. And yet Brewster still cared about the uncle?!