I don't know why this listing says The Book of Genesis is similar. It has NOTHING in common with Bruiser and is a SNAFU I don't know how to fix. Bruiser is a powerful story of a young boy's coming of age in an urban family that has problems of its own. The boy "Bruiser", who is not a tough fight-picking kid like the name might suggest, tells the story with a voice both sensitive and childlike. I found myself really liking him and caring about him as he and his young friend Darla escape the city and their unhappy homes in search of.... well.... you have to read it. I assure you, you'll be glad you met Bruiser and you won't forget him or his story. It's unschmaltzy innocence will stick with you.
I read this book years ago but I still remember so many pieces of it so vividly. It's one of my all time favorites. It's one of those books that's intense, but also so light-hearted. Very pure. It's very relatable to almost anyone, and also has elements of pure fantasy to go along with our desires of how we wished we could have escaped childhood. Fantastic book, I can't wait to read it again.
i liked this book it tells the story from a boys view