Tennyson is angry with his twin sister, Brontë – because she’s dating a guy their school has dubbed “Most Likely to Get the Death Penalty.” Tennyson, lacrosse jock extraordinaire, takes it upon himself to threaten his sister’s new boyfriend, since she isn’t listening to his demands to call off the relationship.
When Tennyson confronts the Bruiser in the locker room, he sees something that chills his stomach. Brewster’s back is covered in bruises, scars, and cuts – as if someone has recently beaten him within an inch of his life. Brewster denies, however, that anyone has beaten him, and asks for Tennyson’s silence. The secret between the two boys turns into a friendship. But something is still amiss with Brewster, and once Tennyson and Brontë figure it out, they aren’t sure what to do next.
Told from alternating perspectives – Tennyson, Brontë, Brewster, and Cody (Brewster’s kid brother), Bruiser is a fast-paced, emotional page turner you won’t easily be able to put down.