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Bruiser by Neal Shusterman
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Jul 09, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: read-in-2010, favorites, books-matthew-should-read

** spoiler alert ** The concept of a teen boy who keeps his distance seems overused, but Neal Shusterman did a wonderful job on this. I loved how he twisted that into something new and interesting.

Brewster ("Bruiser") keeps his distance because he absorbs the pain of people that he cares about. There's a limit to how much pain he can take, so he has to keep his distance. The story revolves around this concept, how he and the other characters have to deal with this.

Overall, it was an engaging read because it took what could have been a typical teen problem novel and turned it into something else.

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