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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It’s never explained why he has this ability, and unlike most YA novels involving supernatural elements, the kids don’t go all Nancy Drew and try to unravel the mystery surrounding Bruiser’s ability.


View all 5 comments. The main character who I won’t specify is compassionate and admirable, and has a love that you commend and wish more people had.

At times it’s painful to read about, and my heart hurt for Brewster Being human means experiencing the full range of human emotions.

Why on earth would you do that to somebody you cared about? Don’t think you can sit back, detached, and come out clean. Tennyson’s reaction is actually pretty realistic considering the character.

When people he cares about get physically hurt, he takes away their pain. Nov 22, Milly rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Lists with This Book. Nfal story evokes multiple feelings, and I love it! Bruiser is a beautifully written novel that deals with heavy themes while adding a magical realism twist to the story.


Bruiser is the story of twins Tennyson and Bronte, and the changes that Bronte’s new boyfriend Brewster, commonly known as shustermwn Bruiser makes in their lives. Umm… What was that word?

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I just wish that Bronte could have owned up to hers a little bit more. Brewster “Bruiser” Rawlins is the embodiment of all the pain in the world, at least in the world of the other narrators, Bronte his girlfriendCody his kid brotherand Tennyson Bronte’s brother and the would-be voice of the novel. It went in directions that Sshusterman did not see coming. Least to say, brilliant, and I want to read more by Bruoser Shusterman. How do I accurately tell how much I enjoyed this book?

The characters were people I cared about, and the events were realistic and not too much of a stretch at all, and the take-away neeal great! Basically the characters can be described like this: Often times I read and think, “Wow, that was great.

I would appreciate an answer. Preview — Bruiser by Neal Shusterman. He lives with his uncle and little brother.

Drews rated it really liked it Shelves: The book alternates between four POVs: He simply gave me a few sparse statements that led my imagination into overdrive.


There were some excellent friendship moments in this, including a nice bromance between two of our main characters. I knew that this book could not end well. It’s humorous and feels “light” even though it has an important message to convey.

Jun 17, Maree rated it liked it. Btuiser drunken beating of a child. Of Everlost, School Library Journal wrote: She didn’t let rumors and misconceptions sway her feelings, she saw past shisterman everyone else thought they knew to be true, and was able to see the awesomeness that was a boy named Brewster!

I started wondering that in Unwindbut Bruiser definitely had me considering the fact that he might just like to torture them… in a fictional sense mind you. Award-winning author Neal Shusterman grew up in Brooklyn, New York, where he began writing at an early age.

Summaries and Excerpts: Bruiser / Neal Shusterman.

That is why he is nicknamed Bruiser. I wanted to know how things worked out it was so open ended that I am left craving for at least hruiser more chapter or shoot I would read another book without batting an eye.

The characters are decent, the back and forth keeps the book confusing but hopping.