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  • Title: Bruiser
  • Author: Neal Shusterman
  • ISBN: 9780061134104
  • Page: 479
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  1. Neal Shusterman

    Award winning author Neal Shusterman grew up in Brooklyn, New York, where he began writing at an early age After spending his junior and senior years of high school at the American School of Mexico City, Neal went on to UC Irvine, where he made his mark on the UCI swim team, and wrote a successful humor column Within a year of graduating, he had his first book deal, and was hired to write a movie script.In the years since, Neal has made his mark as a successful novelist, screenwriter, and television writer As a full time writer, he claims to be his own hardest task master, always at work creating new stories to tell His books have received many awards from organizations such as the International Reading Association, and the American Library Association, as well as garnering a myriad of state and local awards across the country Neal s talents range from film directing two short films he directed won him the coveted CINE Golden Eagle Awards to writing music and stage plays including book and lyrical contributions to American Twistory, which is currently playing in Boston He has even tried 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.As a screen and TV writer, Neal has written for the Goosebumps and Animorphs TV series, and wrote the Disney Channel Original Movie Pixel Perfect Currently Neal is adapting his novel Everlost as a feature film for Universal Studios.Wherever Neal goes, he quickly earns a reputation as a storyteller and dynamic speaker Much of his fiction is traceable back to stories he tells to large audiences of children and teenagers such as his novel The Eyes of Kid Midas As a speaker, Neal is in constant demand at schools and conferences Degrees in both psychology and drama give Neal a unique approach to writing Neal s novels always deal with topics that appeal to adults as well as teens, weaving true to life characters into sensitive and riveting issues, and binding it all together with a unique and entertaining sense of humor.Of Everlost, School Library Journal wrote Shusterman has reimagined what happens after death and questions power and the meaning of charity While all this is going on, he has also managed to write a rip roaring adventure Of What Daddy Did, Voice of Youth Advocates wrote This is a compelling, spell binding story A stunning novel, impossible to put down once begun.Of The Schwa Was Here, School Library Journal wrote Shusterman s characters reminiscent of those crafted by E L Konigsburg and Jerry Spinelli are infused with the kind of controlled, precocious improbability that magically vivifies the finest children s classics.Of Scorpion Shards, Publisher s Weekly wrote Shusterman takes an outlandish comic book concept, and, through the sheer audacity and breadth of his imagination makes it stunningly believable A spellbinder And of The Eyes of Kid Midas, The Midwest Book Review wrote This wins our vote as one of the best young adult titles of the year and was called Inspired and hypnotically readable by School Library Journal.Neal Shusterman lives in Southern California with his children Brendan, Jarrod, Joelle, and Erin, who are a constant source of inspiration


  1. Again not a book review, but a review of my writing process for BRUISER The idea of telling a story about an empath who can take on people s pain had been with me for a while but it wasn t until I started toying with the idea of a character who could take on psychological and emotional pain that I got really interested in telling this story We THINK we want our hurts taken away from us, but the I thought about it, the I realized that surrendering our emotional pain cripples us We can become ad [...]

  2. 2 7 18 ON SALE for 3.99 amzn 2BLxOMHReviewed by Rabid Reads3.5 starsFirst of all, this book might just have the best first chapter I ve ever read in my life Secondly this book is weird I m talking The Talented Mr Ripley weird And like THE TALENTED MR RIPLEY, it s better that you go into reading BRUISER knowing as little as possible That being said, one of the main characters is the victim of child abuse, so if that s one of your triggers, you have been warned The abuse isn t pointless, it s a c [...]

  3. Brewster or Bruiser , a 15 year old troubled, withdrawn kid, is in a possession of a special gift curse he absorbs physical pain from people he cares about 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 Bruiser has always tried to not get attached to people, to spare himself unnecessary suffering His social circle is limited to his abusive uncle and younger brother Cody T [...]

  4. GAHHH GAHH THIS BOOK IS GORGEOUSSS I WANT TO EAT IT I LOVE IT TO SHREDS Seriously, I don t think Neal Shusterman s genius will ever fail to amaze me He is too awesome for words It s not fair Well, okay Unwind is still my favorite Everlost and Everwild are pretty hard to beat, too But Bruiser is also very very amazing.I don t really want to say what it s about, since part of its magic is in finding out Bruiser s secret on your own But I can tell ya, this book like all of Shusterman s books is hig [...]

  5. I won t pretend I thought Shusterman, the Tim Burton of YA literature, was worth my time before this book I won t even say that I was so intrigued by the synopsis or the title or the cover art that I paid for it with my own hard earned dollars All I will say is that my mom told me I would like it and practically put her copy of Bruiser in my hands, and the next day at work I was so incredibly bored I decided to read a few pages.I got little work done that night.Bruiser is one of those punch you [...]

  6. That kid is not kidding I really am confused about what I feel for this novel I should have loved it But I didn t Do I loathe it No, not really Ughhhhhhh Why I picked up this book Bruiser is written by Neal Shusterman Neal Shusterman wrote Unwind No further motivation was needed It is as simple as that Bruiser also has a very interesting concept It s basically a story about Bruiser, the misunderstood, socially inept, troubled hero He uncle is abusive, and SURPRISE he feels lonely That is, until [...]

  7. 4.5 Stars A deeply touching emotional story In a nutshell, this story centers around how much of yourself your willing to give to protect, shelter, and save those you love Brewster Bruiser , the main male protagonist, has a unique ability, or rather abilities, which I won t touch on so I don t ruin the story for potential readers Keep in mind, nothing, nothing at all is at it seems The paranormal element worked, it was different, a little strange at first, but once you understand what s happenin [...]

  8. There s a small fraction of authors that have left a lasting impression on me with their literary talent that catapults my imagination into unchartered territories Shusterman is undeniably one of those authors in the top echelon of highly regarded and slightly feared where I m concerned at least I read his novel Unwind years ago, about the time it first came out, and I can still remember to this day how my imaginary safe place was rocked to its core by a simple and short chapter in that book whi [...]

  9. Sometimes I feel things very deeply, y know How deeply I asked Bottomless, kinda This is the last book I m reading this year, and I cannot even begin to explain how I feel This book is art It s beautiful and meaningful, and I don t even want to shelve it as YA, because it s not a novel meant solely for teenagers or young people It s the kind of book that hits something really deep inside you, and after I read the last page this was a lovely edition by the way, with lots of extra content and I ha [...]

  10. Wow Just WOW This was one of those books were I thought I might like it because I d previously enjoyed erm, well I read Unwind and it tore out my soul, but I suppose enjoyed is a word I can still use books written by this author, so I thought, YES I LL TRY BRUISER It also came recommended by a friend SO WHAT WAS TO LOSE Least to say I liked it a heeeeeck of a lot than I thought I would.It s a contemporary with a bit of magic thrown in Brewster Bruiser is a great hulk of a guy and people are qui [...]

  11. Rating 4.5This would have been a complete 5 star for me, but there were a couple of places that bothered me and I can believe it ended the way it did Having said that let me just say WOW I read Unwind a while ago and I never thought that anything could ever top that book, but Shusterman has proved me wrong, even with a few bothersome things I can t and won t say too much about the plot as I think that every reader needs to explore this and read it in the way the author has so skillfully written [...]

  12. 4.5 Stars Rated UpBruiser is one of those books that just completely blindsides you I didn t do a lot of research before I started reading it Hell, I didn t do a lot of research before I even decided to buy it I found it at a thrift store quite a while ago and recognized it as a book that a few booktubers had mentioned previously It sat on my shelf for a while before I came across it again as a Daily Deal audiobook through Audible.Bruiser tells the story of a misunderstood teenaged boy named Bre [...]

  13. Neal Shusterman came highly recommended by a fellow er and now I know why He is just brillant Bruiser was authentic and inventive in its plot I was riveted and in awe of Neal Shusterman s writing style Bruiser keeps you guessing as mysteries are revealed throughout the story, making it quite difficult to put this book down The lines are witty, funny, and insightful I went through a full spectrum of emotions from laughing out loud to crying quietly The characters are smart and entertaining Neal h [...]

  14. Told from four points of view, BRUISER was quite the twist on reality, even though it was told so well that it didn t even seem like it should be impossible After Bronte starts dating the Bruiser, she and her twin brother Tennyson find out there really IS a reason Brewster s had stand offish and weird down perfectly odd things happen when he cares about people Like UNWIND being than just a futuristic world, BRUISER was than a story featuring a boy with an infeasible ability Definitely thought [...]

  15. This was than 3 stars but not quite 4 stars but I think the story was original enough that I m going to round up It is a story about Brewster who is a loner who the high school kids call Bruiser He lives with his uncle and little brother It is also the story of twins Bronte and Tennyson Bronte befriends Brewster 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 and bad.

  16. This book bummed me out Not because it was a downer, necessarily, but because I could see all this room for excellence in it that never was fully realized I think Shusterman is good at developing a likable and mildly amusing voice for his characters, but man if they don t all sound the same And the poetry sections Horrifying Bruiser is the story of twins Tennyson and Bronte, and the changes that Bronte s new boyfriend Brewster, commonly known as the Bruiser makes in their lives I m about to reve [...]

  17. Oh So who thought this was going to be a normal fiction book raises hand I actually like it when books are different from my general expectation Especially YA books, since they re normally so easy to predict.So, I like what he did there with Brew and Howl, but seriously, how many teens are going to get that the reference to the poem and his actual thought process are related I don t want to be giving kids a lack of credit, but it seems like these characters are very literary where the majority o [...]

  18. This was definitely one of those this is impossible to put down books The perspective switches along with the constant suspense make the reader constantly reflect on their own emotional and physical hardships The question of What would YOU do is constantly running through your mind as a readercially at the end

  19. Bruiser is narrated in turn by Tennyson, Bronte, Cody, and Brewster Each voice is distinct and believable, particularly Brewster s which is written in poetry form Not only is this unexpected, but it makes his entries so much haunting The book is really about sacrifice and love Would you sacrifice your own happiness if it meant that those you love would feel no pain Is Brewster s power to take away the pain from those he loves a gift or a curse How can a person be happy knowing that someone he o [...]

  20. This book was exceptional in terms of characterization and its ability to make me mull over a moral dilemma Think about it if a person existed who was able to remove all of your pain, your anxiety, and every ailment you would ever suffer from, how great would that be But there s a catch this magical person must suffer from all the hurt you would have received 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 [...]

  21. The story evokes multiple feelings, and I love it Even though it is teenagers story, it is very well written and the plot is precisely constructed It is even better with great narrations from some of my favorite elites Nick Podehl, Kate Rudd, Luke Daniels and Laura Hamilton.

  22. An interesting take on psychic powers Brewster, called Bruiser because well, he just is, has the ability to transfer any pain, physical or emotional, from the person feeling it to himself In full This means that when his brother falls from the roof, it s Brew who breaks his leg Naturally, this leads to him isolating himself from everyone, until he starts seeing a girl named Bronte, and eventually becomes friends with her twin brother, Tennyson.It is, as far as I know, unique Unfortunately, the r [...]

  23. A big hulk of a guy that s Brewster The others characters are just as unique There are Tennyson and Bronte, so named given their parents professions as literature professors I found all of them, as I said, unique and their story engaging Neal Shusterman can do no wrong in my eyes, so, yes, you could say that I am a fan Unwind got me hooked and I am so glad to have found this OK, Enough of the gushing The plot itself was quite different from the things I had been reading I was in dire need of dec [...]

  24. The Sternberger twins live fairly charmed lives Tennyson is popular, athletic, and confident bordering on cocky Bront is popular enough, quietly self assured, and sensitive to others The Bruiser, on the other hand, is a hulking loner in too small clothes who was unofficially voted Most Likely to Get the Death Penalty He and his little brother, Cody, live with Uncle Hoyt and keep well away from everyone else Bront befriends Brewster and draws a very misunderstood and reluctant Bruiser into her co [...]

  25. SNNNKKKKTTKTKKKRRRRRNNNNKNGGG How do I accurately tell how much I enjoyed this book It was fantastic 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 was great Man, I loved this book I could not put it down Often times I read and think, Wow, that was great I need a moment to take that in Nein I had to get to the next part the author so cleverly divided the book up into small episodes with his chapters, and switches na [...]

  26. Neal Shusterman is amazing and only accidentally getting carburetor fluid sprayed in my eyes this evening could have made me put it down And it was of a throw it down while screaming kind of move But my eyes are feeling better, so I m about to put the kids to bed so I can get back to the book I hope I don t go blind.Not blind My eyes aren t even damaged So I finished the book, and it got and amazing right up until it was over, and I had to read all the author interview at the end so I wouldn [...]

  27. I am a huge fan of UNWIND by Neal Shusterman That was the first book I ve read by him and BRUISER only my second I think its safe to say that the author knows how to tell a compelling, unique, well written story WHAT I LIKED 4 POV s Tennyson, Bront , Brew, and Cody The author allows each character to have their own voice and shows how their actions affect others If you ve read the summary, and without being too spoilery , Brew has an unusual gift of healing He leads an odd life with his uncle an [...]

  28. Amazing Absolutely amazing I have to run to the library to return this before it closes and will update my review ASAP.I wanted to do a better review for this book because I thought it was amazing There were several characters in this book, and all of them had POV s Normally if you have four or so POV s it can get confusing, but not with this novel.There was Bronte, Brewster, Tennyson, and Cody Brewster or Brusier is the main character who I thought based on the title was going to get beat up, t [...]

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