Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Bruiser (Standalone): A Reivew

"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."

When Brontë starts dating Brewster “Bruiser” Rawlins – the guy voted “Most Likely to Get the Death Penalty” her twin brother, Tennyson, isn’t surprised. But then strange things begin to occur. Tennyson and Brontë’s 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. 

My Review:

I think everyone needs to read this book.

Brewster is a boy who has given the worst of it in life. He somehow has gained the ability to take away the pain from everyone he cares about...some he doesn't care too much about.

He stays away from people for his own safety, even his miraculous body can only handle so much. Bronte and Tennyson at first love the fact that someone else is taking their pain away until Brewster ends up hurt worse than they imagined.

This book teaches us the importance of feeling pain. It is good to have others there to support us, but we don't learn if we do not feel pain. For without pain, we can't feel goodness, happiness, joy even. Everyone goes through their own trials, but it is not our right to take away that experience from them. We must let everyone make their own choices and let them hurt. Because only when we hurt are we able to pick ourselves up again and rise STRONGER than before.

It's hard to admit, as it was for Brewster and the twins, but they all saw the benefits and soon were able to move beyond the major internal suffering which brought about the physical.

This is truly a beautiful book.

I give this a 5 out of 5!

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