There's a reason why Brewster can't have friendswhy 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 Rawlinsthe guy voted Most Likely to Get the Death Penaltyher 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.
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.
Praise for Bruiser…
“The compelling issues and engaging premise make this a rewarding read.”
“This is a wrenching but ultimately redemptive look at how pain defines us and how love, whether familial, romantic or friendly, demands sacrifice and brings gifts of its own. Once again, Shusterman spins a fantastic tale that sheds light on everyday life.”
“This eloquent and thoughtful story will most certainly leave its mark.”
-Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“Even as the narrative wrestles with philosophical and moral issues, it delves deep into the viewpoints of Tennyson, Bronte, Bruiser, and his younger brother, each segment told in a different, distinctive style, making for a memorable story.”
“Shusterman’s writing is wonderful and a joy to read. The subject matter makes this a great book discussion choice.”
-Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
“Shusterman’s novel reveals its secrets and their implications slowly, allowing readers to connect the dots before the characters do and encouraging them to weigh the price of Bruiser’s ‘gift’ against the freedom from pain that Tennyson and Bronte enjoy.”
-School Library Journal