Monday, February 22, 2010

Full Tilt

Author: Neal Shusterman
Title: Full Tilt1
Publication Date: 2004
Number of Pages: 208
Genre: YA/Adventure
Synopsis: "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."

When I first put Full Tilt on hold I thought that I might have read it before, but now I'm pretty sure that I only thought about reading it. And it has been by far one of the bets books that I have read, for the first time, this year.
I love books were the main character has something from their past that is either dark or something that they're trying to repress, like, Blake's past.
While the first part of the book was really good, it has nothing on rave amusement park. I loved how the rides became links to the fears of those who rode them and how it changed for different people. I also liked how he turned the most innocent rides, like the carousel, into a fight for your very life and sanity.
Another thing I liked about this book would have to be that while he was searching for his brother Quinn how he came to understand his brother better. Especially since they used to be close and had drifted apart. I also liked how Blake had to face what happened in his past and learn to move on with his life.
My favorite part of Full Tilt would have to be the Hall of Mirrors. It was truly creepy, but at the same time made it very hard to put down because the mirrors showed the persons worst fears about themselves.
My least favorite part of the book would have to be how easy it was for Blake's friend Russ to betray him just so that he could survive; along with the way he treated Maggie like his personal property.
Full Tilt was an amazing action packed read that I would totally recommend giving a try.

Full Tilt earns 5 out of 5 pineapples.
I'm going to be cutting down to only three reviews a week. Since I am having truble finding the time to write five reviews a week. Sorry.
1. Full Tilt was borrowed from the library.

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