Parman Teen Book Review: “Full Tilt” by Neal Shusterman

Full Tilt can be considered a physiological thriller, although it is not nearly as disturbing or suspenseful as adult mysteries. The novel focuses on sixteen-year-old Blake, a responsible young adult who has even acquired an Ivy League scholarship.  Blake is constantly has to keep his younger brother Quinn away from danger, and he has just about reached his tipping point when Quinn mysteriously falls into a coma. However, Blake discovers that this coma is related to an ominous invitation to an amusement park, and he has his friends Maggie and Russ travel through this park in order to save Quinn. Through his journey Blake matures as a person, learning to conquer his fears and make better decisions, and he also begins to understand his brother better, and why Quinn tends to act like a juvenile delinquent. Overall Full Tilt was a good read, nothing too spectacular or boring.

~Niraja, 16 Parman TLLC

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