Wednesday, August 10, 2011


Bruiser by Neal Shusterman A+

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 kid no one knows, no one talks to, and everyone hears disturbing rumors about. So why is my sister, Brontë, dating him? One of these days she's going to take in the wrong stray dog, and it's not going to end well.

My brother has no right to talk about Brewster that way—no right to threaten him. There's a reason why Brewster can't have friends—why he can't care about too many people. Because when he cares about you, things start to happen. Impossible things that can't be explained. I know, because they're happening to me.

Award-winning author Neal Shusterman has crafted a chilling and unforgettable novel about the power of unconditional friendship, the complex gear workings of a family, and the sacrifices we endure for the people we love."
-Back of book.

Usually I don't like to spill the surprise of the books I review but with this one I really can't explain why I loved it so much without doing so. Brewster has a power that is very different from all other story's. Whenever Brewster cares about someone, like his brother, uncle, or friends, he starts stealing from them, in a way. He steals their pain. If his brother were to cut his hand, the scar would disappear and reappear on Brewster, and his brother would feel nothing.
I loved this book! It was so new and different and the characters change so much through the story. It's in four peoples points of view so you see everything from a different angle. This is a story for boys and girls, and all ages! It's exciting, clean, different, and heart touching. Loved it!