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Bruiser by Neal Shusterman

July 19, 2011
By Jean16Bean PLATINUM, Batavia, New York
Jean16Bean PLATINUM, Batavia, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Writing is not hard. Just get paper and pencil, sit down and write as it occurs to you. The writing is easy-it's the occurring that's hard."-Stephen Leacock

Sixteen-year-old twins Brontë and Tennyson see eye to eye on almost nothing, and Brontë dating Brewster Rawlins is no exception. Brewster is nicknamed Bruiser, and voted “most likely to get the death penalty” by his classmates. But soon, Tennyson befriends Brewster, and he and Brontë discover a shocking secret about Brewster that will affect them all very much.

This book could be labeled as fantasy, because of the power Brewster possesses, but it is more about relationships than wizards and magic. It is about the relationship Tennyson and Brontë share, and their relationship with Brewster. It also follows Brewster’s odd relationship with his family, and Brontë and Tennyson’s parents’ crumbling marriage. This book is suspenseful and emotionally strenuous, and I loved how it had four narrators, and each one had his or her own unique voice.

I would recommend this book for people twelve and over.

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jordans23 said...
on Apr. 8 2013 at 7:47 pm
fantastic book