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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FULL TILT by Neal Shusterman | Kirkus Reviews
Preview — Full Tilt by Neal Shusterman. Sixteen-year-old Blake and his younger brother, Quinn, are exact opposites.
Blake is the responsible member of the family. He constantly has to keep an eye on the fearless Quinn, whose thrill-seeking sometimes goes too far. But the stakes get higher when Blake has to chase Quinn into a bizarre phantom carnival that traps its customers forever. In order to escape, Blake nesl Sixteen-year-old Blake and his younger nel, Quinn, are exact opposites. In order to escape, Blake must survive seven deadly rides by dawn, each of which represents a deep, personal fear — from a carousel of stampeding animals to a hall of mirrors that changes people into their deformed reflections.
Blake ultimately has to face up to a tlt secret from his own past to save himself and his brother — that is, if the carnival doesn’t claim their souls first! Paperbackpages. Published September 1st by Simon Pulse first published January 11th To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about Full Tiltplease sign up. What age would you recommend this book for? Is there any sexual content or foul language? I am a librarian for grades and I want to make sure it is appropriate to put on the shelves for my students. Crosby Our 6th grade LA classes all read this and do an amazing writing unit based on their readings — it fits perfectly for the age group and even for all …more Our 6th grade Shusterma classes all read this and do an amazing writing unit based on their readings — it fits perfectly for the age group and even for all reading levels.
How fupl pages are in the book “Full Tilt”? It’s pretty short mine is pages. See all 6 questions about Full Tilt…. Lists with This Book. Jul 26, Will M. What happens when you are suddenly pulled away from the real world, and plunged into a carnival where your soul can be claimed? Blake needs to decide between his own safety, or his brother’s. Every decision counts, as the carnival awaits for his defeat. Most YA horror are formulaic, and this novel proved no different.
A guy has to save someone in a world full of his fears. I honestly didn’t care about his fears and the not-so-scary carnival rides, but the characters, or at least some of them, wer What happens when you are suddenly pulled away from the real world, and plunged into a carnival where your soul can be claimed?
I honestly didn’t care about his fears and the not-so-scary carnival rides, but the characters, or at least some of them, were really well developed. Blake and Quinn are tillt who don’t get along all the time because of their differences, but they’re brothers nonetheless. 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. If you’re looking for a YA novel with a very good plot, then steer away from this.
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. Speaking of the writing, all I can say is that I can’t really complain much on it. This was obviously aimed for younger audiences, so that means that the author had to dumb things down a little. A lot of things shouldn’t have been emphasized on but the author expounded on those. A few months ago I used to grab a YA book with a ready feeling of hatred toward it.
I’m turning 20, so I’m more of an adult than a teenager.
I don’t like things dumbed down because it makes the plot shallow. Recently I learned not to expect much on any book, especially YA ones. They’re not naturally bad, but one’s perception plays a huge role in the fulk enjoyment. I could’ve easily hated this for being too YA, but Shysterman didn’t, and I won’t.
It had a decent plot so I honestly won’t hate on it just because it didn’t give me much of a scare. I’m sure that younger readers would’ve been terrified with the premise alone, more so with the plot.
All I can say is that keep an open mind when it comes to novels that aren’t intended for your age, but don’t get me wrong though because I know a lot of adults who love to read middle grade and YA. It differs from person to person, but keeping an open mind will surely help, in my case. What made me aware of the existence of this novel would be Buzzfeed. A few days later, I was strolling around the bookstore and suddenly saw this book, so I bought it in an instant.
I even read it right away because I couldn’t choose what book to read next. Conclusion would be, don’t trust Buzzfeed, or at least lower down your expectations.
Cheap thrill but a good comfy read. A great pick if you’re in a nea, slump. I’m excited to shuserman more of Shusterman’s work in the future. Fult Tilt is one of his earlier novels and my 12th book of him. 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, “To be completely helpless in the face of life– powerless to do a single thing– that’s what I’d always feared more than anything.
The shudterman 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. Anyway, it’s okay since after finishing the novel I was satisfied on what this nela made me feel.
Basically, this is a bizarre, life-or-death story of Blake and his struggles to face his fears and deepest, horrible secrets in a carnival. Yep, a twisted carnival owned by a bewitched, peculiar girl named Cassandra.
Full Tilt | Neal Shusterman
The thing is, Blake and his friends should do 7 rides before dawn or they will be stucked and sjusterman part of the carnival forever. Blake is an interesting character.
He is not fearless, but he can do things he need to do out of fear. The thing is, there is something about him why Cassandra chose him to give an invitation to her carnival. And that’s for you to find out. Full Tilt is a well-paced, page-turner book that creeped me out, psychologically. This book made me feel the feeling of guilt, desperation and brotherly love. It showed that fears are there to hinder you but shustrman is always a way out out of these fears.
A compelling story of breath-taking adventure in a bizarre world of your own thoughts and fears designed to succumb you forever. Nonetheless, Cassandra’s character hasn’t been delved into but I thought sometimes, something needs to remain as a mystery.
View all 7 comments. Sep 30, Kristalia rated it really liked it Shelves: Especially after reading BruiserUnwind and UnWholly i really need to find time to read his other books-especially skinjacker: I yilt that his works are always deep and quite psychological.
Full Tilt didn’t disappoint. It’s a ride through the fears of all people who get stuck in that carnival. Like i said, it is quite psychological, bec Final rating: Like i said, it is quite psychological, because characters are faced with their worst fears, and they don’t know how to beat them.
That carnival is a definition of creepy as well. Although the characters were the best part of the book, i found that story had it’s flaws. Till the end it remained a mystery about Carnival and Cassandra, the one behind the scenes. I was too obsessed with characters and story to not notice the background one. The rides were quite interesting. The way it connected was kind of unusual, and with each ride, they were becoming far more scary. And don’t expect a love story, because this book definitely isn’t one.
I’ve always been afraid hsusterman plenty of things, but fear isn’t what makes you a coward. It’s how depraved your heart becomes when fear gets pumped through it. The narrator of this story is Blake, and while whole book was from his POV, i liked everything about it. Blake will always think then react before he does something, unlike other three in the story. Shustedman found that he is quite interesting and likeable character with own depth.
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.
Being that type, he doesn’t understand why Blake is always retreating, why Blake doesn’t take chances at doing what he wants. He considers Blake a coward, and Blake himself thinks the same.
But none of them were actually being honest to each other.