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Bruiser /

by Shusterman, Neal.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : HarperTeen, c2010Edition: 1st ed.Description: 328 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780061134081 (trade bdg.) :; 0061134082 (trade bdg.); 9780061134098 (lib. bdg.); 0061134090 (lib. bdg.).Title notes: $16.99 4-2013 (db)Subject(s): Child abuse -- Fiction | Supernatural -- Fiction | Twins -- Fiction | Brothers and sisters -- Fiction | Family problems -- Fiction | Interpersonal relations -- Fiction | Child abuse -- Juvenile fiction | Paranormal fiction | Twins -- Juvenile fiction | Brothers and sisters -- Juvenile fiction | Families -- Juvenile fiction | Interpersonal relations -- Juvenile fictionSummary: Inexplicable events start to occur when sixteen-year-old twins Tennyson and Brontë befriend a troubled and misunderstood outcast, aptly nicknamed Bruiser, and his little brother, Cody.
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<p>The New York Times bestselling author of Challenger Deep, Neal Shusterman, delivers a suspenseful, eloquent, and thrilling novel that you won't be able to stop thinking about after you've put it down. </p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>A Texas Lone Star Reading List selection<br> <br> A Book Page Top Ten Book of the Year<br> <br> A Bank Street College of Education Best Book of the Year<br> <br> A Cooperative Children's Book Center Choice</p>

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Inexplicable events start to occur when sixteen-year-old twins Tennyson and Brontë befriend a troubled and misunderstood outcast, aptly nicknamed Bruiser, and his little brother, Cody.

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When Brontk Sternberger begins dating Brewster ("Bruiser") Rawlins, her twin brother, Tennyson, quickly asserts his opinion about the relationship. But soon a unique triumvirate forms as Brontk and Tennyson learn more about Bruiser and his mystical ability to absorb others' pain. Narrative perspective alternates among the three characters (Bruiser's is in verse), and Shusterman's knack for authentic teen voices carries the novel. (c) Copyright 2011. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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