In a book that moves like one of the roller coasters it describes, a teenage boy must face a series of tests that represent his deepest fears in order to save his. Full Tilt by Neal Shusterman – Sixteen-year-old Blake has always been the responsible one in his dysfunctional family — the one who drives safely, gets good. Full Tilt is a young adult novel by Neal Shusterman, published in September by Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing. Described as a “psychological .

Author: Shagis Grosida
Country: Belgium
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Life
Published (Last): 10 September 2004
Pages: 50
PDF File Size: 13.3 Mb
ePub File Size: 9.18 Mb
ISBN: 457-8-58189-599-9
Downloads: 88504
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Vogor

I liked how the author worked on their relationship as brothers and ended up making me feel a sense of connection between one of the two.

When those imperfections are pasted across your face like that, exaggerated and magnified, it’s hard to find all those good thoughts you have about yourself. No matter how far out the story becomes, or what crazy worlds of paranormal weirdness swallow the characters, everything they encounter circles back to truths that we all can understand about real life, whether or not we’re able to articulate them as convincingly as Neal Shusterman.

Blake sees that there’s no good in just dismissing the darkness inside of oneself, pretending that it doesn’t exist as it rears its head to bite. On the other hand, if you’re looking for one with very good character development and decent writing, then this is the novel for you.

Full Tilt is about a boy named Blake who is headed in the right direction. I had read it one, and then a second time within a few days because I like it so much. But even though I didn’t love Full Tilt as much as those books, I still think it’s worthy of the 5-star rating. NealShusterman December 22, The character of Blake’s brother, Quinn, especially rang true for me since I knew several teenage boys very similar to him.

Books by Neal Shusterman. Blake is a sort of bland, generic overachiever with some secrets in his past when the book opens. In the years since, Neal has made his mark as a successful novelist, screenwriter, and television writer. We use MailChimp as our marketing automation platform. The rides weren’t scary.

Full Tilt | Book by Neal Shusterman | Official Publisher Page | Simon & Schuster

Despite the escalating surrealism of the rides, Shusterman keeps the narrative in Blake’s matter-of-fact voice, making the tale oddly believable. In order to escape back shusteerman the real world, Blake must survive seven deadly shustdrman before the sun rises, each ride representing a personal fear of his.


Set in the vibrant, vivid atmosphere of theme parks and computer games, this is an unusual quest adventure. Blake needs to decide between his own safety, or his brother’s. This was really different tilf cool and was a quick good read for anyone looking for something I finished this book a couple of hours ago and started reading it a couple hours ago To ask other readers questions about Full Tiltplease sign up. Full Tilt — Book Description 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.

I’ve always been afraid of plenty of things, but fear isn’t what makes you a coward. 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. May 26, at 6: The way it connected was kind of unusual, and with each ride, they were becoming far more scary. What happens when you are suddenly pulled away from the real world, and plunged into a carnival where your soul can be claimed?

The only way out is if they can ride seven rides before dawn. The author wrote this book very well because it stretched my mind to imagine some of the horrid images the book was describing in the park such as the works. The Game House — Dream Journal says: That’s all there is to it. Blake, on the other hand, is careful and studious: I found that he is quite interesting and likeable character with own depth.

What I most liked about the book was the way Shusterman was able to make you feel like you were in the carnival and these rides were also your biggest fears. They’re not naturally bad, but one’s perception plays a huge role in the overall enjoyment. In order to save his brother, and himself, Blake must survive seven different carnival rides before dawn.


The book has what it takes to be a real YA fantasy nowadays.


He’s white-knuckling it and back on the bus This book needs an additional page or chapter. Quinn is the risk-taker, the kid with a million piercings in his face, the one who is always putting himself tilg danger.

View all 5 comments. The thing is, Blake and his friends should do 7 rides before dawn or they will be stucked and be part of the carnival forever. I was hoping for a little more resolution between Blake and Quinn. It was just as creepy and fantastic as it sounds. The rides were quite interesting. It doesn’t take long to get to the carnival part and I enjoyed watching Blake try to figure things out.

Quinn on the other hand is quite reckless, doesn’t care if he will live or die the next day-he lives his life to the fullest. Strangely enough, one of Blake’s friends says that the park appears to never be in the same location twice.

In the middle of the night, Blake wakes to the screams of his mother. As he makes his way from one terrifying ride to another, Cassandra appears and disappears, challenging him, leading him on, and, finally, desperately attempting to keep him where he is, in the world she has created.

Ultimately, the hellish carnival and deadly traps in it that have been set for Blake, Quinn and his friends are not the focal point of the story, but rather the key to unlocking our minds and letting us see a part of ourselves that we’ve never known, because fear and moments of fulk shock tend to open us up in a way that doesn’t normally occur. Fantastic YA stand alone shusterjan will raise all kinds of questions about who your friends and family truly are, and most importantly, who you are.

Sixteen-year-old Blake has always been the responsible one in his dysfunctional family — the shusyerman who drives safely, gets good grades, and looks after his wild younger brother, Quinn.