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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Remarkably, Bronte does the latter, even after discovering his abilities.

Summaries and Excerpts: Bruiser / Neal Shusterman.

April 10, at 7: It’s a happening trend in the YA world, methinks, just because writers are so literary. As for the farm house in the middle of a suburban development, and the weird old bull that lived there, that came from my neighborhood in SoCal.

View all 6 comments. But if poetry makes you want to barf, consider finding another shhusterman.

View all 5 comments. Jun 17, Maree rated it liked it. The book was fantastic till the first 20 something pages.

I liked all of the characters and appreciated that each of them annoyed me at various points. I don’t even know if they’ve got anything left to fix.



All the complaints aside, it’s an nel, unusual, original, and well-plotted book. Cabaniss rated it really liked it Shelves: The only things I didn’t really get were Oct 25, Isamlq rated it liked it.

The first chapter from Cody’s point of view was a little difficult to follow – a kid’s mind is a really confusing place to be in – but after that first one I immediately got used to it.

Review 5 1 1 Nov 07, Bruiser is one fantastic book and one that I’ll remember for a long time! June 10, at 8: I really enjoyed that. Lists with This Book. A deeply touching emotional story! Or would I try to widen the circle of people he cares about as much as possible? He can’t control this ability, he just takes away the hurts of his friends and family, whenever he is close to them, and experiences it, regardless of if he wants it or not.

I was really hoping for a harder ending. 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 harms you harms another person instead? Neal Shusterman came highly recommended by a fellow goodreads-er and now I know why. Cody’s is full of slang and little kid phrases because he’s only little.

Bruiser | Neal Shusterman

It’s humorous and feels “light” even though it has an important message to convey. Bruiser is narrated in four perspectives, 3 of which are written in prose Tennyson – being the main protagonist, Bronte, and Cody – Brewster’s little brother and Brewster’s POV is in free verse.


A good majority of the characters were not as developed as I had hoped them to be, and I could imagine Mr. Jun 24, Allyson rated it it was amazing Shelves: He simply couldn’t bring himself to hurt other people, not sgusterman the ones who hurt him – not even a monster like his uncle.

It was heartfelt and beautifully written and not enough people talk about this book. This book will stay with you long after you’ve read the final page.

Eventually, Brewster can’t continue to be reclusive as he encounters Bronte, one of the Sternberger’s twin. What is it we want more than anything? May 18, Crystal rated it really liked it Shelves: Apr 07, Kandice rated it it was amazing.