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ISBN13: 9780061134104
ISBN10: 0061134104
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New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman delivers a suspenseful and thrilling novel that's perfect for fans of Unwind and UnWholly.

Tennyson is not surprised, really, when his family begins to fall apart, or when his twin sister, Brontë, starts dating the misunderstood bully, Brewster (or The Bruiser, as the entire high school calls him). Tennyson is determined to get to the bottom of The Bruiser's reputation, even if it means gearing up for a fight. Brontë, on the other hand, thinks there's something special underneath that tough exterior. And she's right…but neither she nor Tennyson is prepared for the truth of what lies below the surface. Told through Tennyson, Brontë, and Bruiser's points of view, this dark, twisting novel explores friendship, family, and the sacrifices we make for the people we love.

Bruiser was named to the Texas Lone Star Reading List, among many other state lists, and was selected as a Book Page Top Ten Book of the Year, a Bank Street College of Education Best Book of the Year, and a Cooperative Children's Book Center Choice.

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Synopsis:

There's a reason why Brewster can't have friends—why he cant care about too many people. Because when he cares about you, things start to happen. Impossible things that cant be explained. I know, because theyre happening to me.

When Brontë starts dating Brewster “Bruiser” Rawlins—the guy voted Most Likely to Get the Death Penalty—her twin brother, Tennyson, isnt surprised. But then strange things begin to occur. Tennyson and Brontës scrapes heal unnaturally fast, and cuts disappear before their eyes. What at first seems like their good fortune turns out to be more than they bargained for . . . much more.

Synopsis:

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 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.

BrontË:

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.

About the Author

Neal Shusterman is the award-winning author of more than thirty books for teens that span many genres. He has also written screenplays for motion pictures and television shows such as Animorphs and Goosebumps. He won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for The Schwa Was Here and has had numerous books on American Library Association and International Reading Association award lists, including Unwind and Everlost. Neal lives in Southern California with his four children.

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Tracy Perry, January 2, 2012 (view all comments by Tracy Perry)

I love Shusterman's creativity, voice, and authenticity. His characters leap off the page (flaws and all) and live in my world while I read him and linger afterwards. My only complaint is that his clever characters were a little slow to figure things out, but overall the book is excellent: 4.5 stars.




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Product Details

ISBN:
9780061134104
Author:
Shusterman, Neal
Publisher:
HarperTeen
Subject:
Boys / Men
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Family - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20111004
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.25 in 19.36 oz
Age Level:
from 10

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Product details 352 pages Harper Teen - English 9780061134104 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , There's a reason why Brewster can't have friends—why he cant care about too many people. Because when he cares about you, things start to happen. Impossible things that cant be explained. I know, because theyre happening to me.

When Brontë starts dating Brewster “Bruiser” Rawlins—the guy voted Most Likely to Get the Death Penalty—her twin brother, Tennyson, isnt surprised. But then strange things begin to occur. Tennyson and Brontës scrapes heal unnaturally fast, and cuts disappear before their eyes. What at first seems like their good fortune turns out to be more than they bargained for . . . much more.

"Synopsis" by , 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 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.

BrontË:

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.

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