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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Bruiser has always tried to not get attached to people, to spare himself unnecessary suffering. It’s a pretty easy read, nothing too serious.

Brilliantly narrated by a collective group of talented voices: Reading bruisser how an infant reacts in that scenario is absolutely wrenching and not at all for the faint of heart or stomach.

Of Scorpion Shards, Publisher’s Weekly wrote: That man sure knows how to entertain his audience. No further motivation was needed. He has even shustemran his hand at creating Games, having developed three successful “How to Host a Mystery” game for teens, as well as seven “How to Host a Murder” games.


Especially YA books, since they’re normally so easy to predict. Granted, all shusferman Brewster, Tennyson, Bronte and Cody’s are unique, but splitting the plot 4 ways dilutes it. It can be confusing, but it was also fascinating to see Shusterman tackle how this might play out.

It was brjiser unexpected. Bruiser was no exception. 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 shusterjan dilemma. I didn’t expect the first twist at all, and then slowly things started to make more sense. Shusterman’s other books have been the latter. Least to say, brilliant, and I want to read more by Neal Shusterman.

Man, I loved this book! I can totally see why the author chose to have him go through what he did shustrrman all the consequences that came with it. This provided the reader with multiple reactions to the same events. What it is rich in is humanity.

Tennyson is in first person present. My favorite tales are when believable people do nearly unbelievable things that are just out of their normal reach, as this book does.


The book is really about sacrifice and love: I should have loved it. Lists with This Book. This dude has problems. One of my favorite books and trust me, I love to read! Seriously bad move, dude! So, I had looked over this book several weeks at the library before actually checking it out.


The abuse isn’t pointless, it’s a catalyst, so while, yes, it was painful–such subjects should always be painful–it was tolerable. Brewster has a secret that I can’t reveal without spoiling the story so I will just say that Brewster’s friendship with Bronte brings out his secret which was good shsterman bad.

I’ve read several other Shusterman books, and I’ve never more than just gotten through them. The seeming super power of Bruiser to absorb the pain both external and internal of those he cares about is very much played down.

BRUISER by Neal Shusterman | Kirkus Reviews

The thing about these kids is that they are just your average, everyday, normal kids. Thank you, Neal Shusterman. So, do I recommend this?