Library Binding: 328 pages
Published Harper Teen 2010
Harper Teen Bruiser page
Authors website: www.storyman.com
|The great Neal Shusterman|
Let's just start off by saying that I cried. Yes, cried. I've never cried in a book before, I've teared up yes, but have never had tears rolling down my face, my nose running, my vision so blurry I had to stop reading and get a stack of paper towels because I couldn't see the words behind my teary eyes, and me blubbering like a baby while I explain to my mom why I was crying. And this didn't just happen once. I cried three times!
Bruiser was an amazing book! Now one of my favorites. The whole book isn't a tearjerker, despite all the emotions that run through out the book, Neal Shusterman put some humor into it.
What I really loved in it, was no matter how mad twins, Tennyson and Bronte got at each other, they still had an amazing bond, and helped each other cope with everything that was happening in their lives. The way Neal Shusterman laid out the story, and the way he wrote it was just genius. The way he made the chapters switch off from all four of the main characters, and he did it SO smoothly! Usually I don't really like when authors do that, because I usually end up dreading one of the characters chapters, and I pick favorites. Not with this book. I loved every single character, and I really can't choose who's my favorite. I really loved how Bronte and Brewster were dating, and how they didn't let anything get in their way of loving each other. No matter how tough things got for everybody. Brewster's friendship with Tennyson was just amazing. I usually think when books try the whole "Inspirational Friendship Message" through out the book becomes really cheesy! But not with Bruiser, reading this made me want Tennyson as my best friend. I can't really explain it or I might give away spoilers, but that's just another good reason why you should stop reading whatever you are now, and pick up Bruiser. (:
I literally could not put this book down. I skipped lunch, just so I could finish it. And believe me, that's big. I like my food.
I hope you love this book as much as I did! (: