Saturday, August 27, 2011
Full Tilt by Neal Shusterman
Before I post my review, I'm going to try to start posting a link with the picture so that when you click the picture you can go to goodreads.com and see the book through their website. SO if you'd like to add it to your TBR list you can. So you can now click on the picture! :)
Sixteen-year-old Blake has always been the responsible one in his dysfunctional family -- the one who drives safely, gets good grades, and looks after his wild younger brother, Quinn. Quinn is his brother's opposite -- a thrill-seeker who's always chasing the next scary rush, no matter what the cost. But Quinn and Blake are in for the surprise of their lives when they're thrust into the world of a bizarre phantom carnival -- and their souls are the price of admission.
In order to save his brother, and himself, Blake must survive seven different carnival rides before dawn. Seven rides...it sounds easy. But each ride is full of unexpected dangers, because each ride is a reflection of one of Blake's deepest fears. And the last ride is the worst one of all. Because that's the one that confronts Blake with a terrifying secret from his past -- a secret he's been running from for years.
Full of roller-coaster twists and turns, Neal Shusterman's latest page-turner is an Orpheus-like adventure into one boy's psyche.
My Review - This book actually ended like I thought is should. Do you know how rare that you'll ever hear me say that about a book?? Anyhow, I liked Blake and how cautious he was. And I understand now that that's why he had to go through the "carnival" to get the point of the book. I liked the message of the book and how it changed Blake and Quinn.