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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 .

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I read this book in middle school. Okay, so maybe I’m a little biased because of my obsession with Neal Shusterman, but this book is amazing! Like i said, it is quite psychological, bec Final rating: Each week, our editors fupl the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert.

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FULL TILT by Neal Shusterman | Kirkus Reviews

In our fear, and in theirs, we see neao darkness of humanity, but also the light that emanates from the decision to remain true to one’s ideals and not degenerate into the shadowy depths of depravity when the going gets rough and personal character is stretched to the breaking point. Most YA horror are formulaic, and this novel proved no different.

By agreeing to sign up for this mailing list, you acknowledge that the information you provide will be transferred to MailChimp for processing in accordance with their Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. This was really different and 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 A lot of things shouldn’t have been emphasized on but the author expounded on those.

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 pure shock tend to open us up in a way that doesn’t normally occur. Blake is the responsible member of the family. The time I started the book and it was in an amusement park and this is a suspense-thriller of sort, I thought this will be something like Final Destination, but it wasn’t.


He constantly has to keep an eye on the fearless Quinn, whose thrill-seeking sometimes goes too far.

Well, except for that these are no normal rides Strangely enough, one of Blake’s friends says that the park appears to never be in the same location twice.

December 2, at 1: Open Preview See a Problem? Set in the vibrant, vivid atmosphere of theme parks and computer games, this is tipt unusual quest adventure. Yes, in the creepiest way possible. Quotes from Full Tilt.

What’s the Name o Oct 15, BenW rated it it was amazing. Fortunately although that could be coolthis book goes beyond that to explore its characters, or at least gilt protagonist, in more depth. How I love you. Visit him at Storyman.

I really enjoyed this story it was like an emotional roller-coaster. My favorite part of the book was when Blake and Quinn worked together as brothers to win the last ride. In order to save his brother, and himself, Blake must survive seven different carnival rides before dawn. And the last ride is the worst one of all. This, ultimately, is what Blake must do to survive the night, and he discovers it, ironically, in the hall of mirrors, the place designed more than any other to distort the truth and give incorrect perspective.

Lists with This Book. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. In the years since, Neal has made his mark as a successful novelist, screenwriter, and television writer. And some are meant to fukl a single survivor out of tens, twenties or thirties unfortunately die in an accident.

NealShusterman December 20, The Kamikaze seems to be the wildest ride that the park has to offer, but Blake isn’t hot on the shustterman of doing battle with the huge roller coaster.


Tipt relationship of Blake and Quinn is normal as any other siblings do with each other—saving the butt of the younger ones, the arguments and even the teasing ufll each other. If I were to pick a focal point for Full Tiltit would have to be the horrifying expedition through the hall of mirrors, from which I took the two quotes on page Anyway, this book is no gore fest or anything. 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.

Full Tilt is an interesting book. It could be almost like Dante’s Inferno, only not with the whole Deadly Sins thing, but with the seven rides. It is here, I think, that Blake begins to get a handle on what his descent into the bowels of fear really means, that it’s about a whole lot more than just trying to survive seven souped-up carnival rides until dawn.

But this is no slasher-movie type story. Recently I learned not to expect much on any book, especially YA ones. He finds when he enters the park that he must ride seven rides that represent his greatest fears in several hours, no less in order to escape the park alive. They’re not naturally bad, but one’s perception plays a huge role in the overall enjoyment. Overall I’m still happy I read it and I think people can definitely pull some important themes away from this.

Published September 1st by Simon Pulse first published January 11th I thought this book felt a bit flat, particularly compared to Shusterman’s other works, but I did enjoy it. One can realize that it’s a distortion of the truth to say that the darkness is all there is, though, or even the most important part, and steel oneself against believing the distorted reflections for what they claim to be.

View all 50 comments. I enjoyed this one.