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ISBN:
0689803745
Author:
Neal Shusterman
Category:
Literature & Fiction
Language:
English
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers (June 1, 2003)
Pages:
208 pages
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Rating:
4.4
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673


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.

Full Tilt is a young adult novel by Neal Shusterman, published in September 2004 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing. Described as a "psychological thriller" and a "fast paced horror thriller", Full Tilt has won numerous awards, including many state book awards. Brothers Blake and Quinn are with friends Russ and Maggie at an amusement park.

Full Tilt is a fantastic metaphor to a life thrown off balance, our lives spinning out of control and what we can do to take back that control. Full Tilt is a great reminder to readers to know when to get on and off the rides of our lives. To have the strength to take the jump, to survive, and to thrive. Full Tilt is a thought provoking look at fear, how it allows us to paralyze ourselves or overcome our greatest roadblock – ourselves. When we don’t overcome our fears, it often feels like we’re stuck in a nightmare forever.

Full Tilt (retail) Contents Acknowledgments Chapter 1: I Go Places Sometimes.

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Full Tilt - Neal Shusterman. Sixteen-year-old Blake and his younger brother, Quinn, are exact opposites.

Full Tilt - Neal Shusterman. Blake is the responsible member of the family. I refused to look up at the dizzying monster above me, but I did see the twisting nightmare of a line in front of us, which ended at the sign saying SIXTY MINUTE WAIT FROM THIS POINT. Blue hair and denture cream all the way.

Blake, a responsible sixteen-year-old, and his reckless younger brother, Quinn, are plunged into a strange phantom carnival where, in exchange for their souls, Blake must survive seven different rides that embody his deepest fears and darkest secrets.
  • Quynaus
In Full Tilt, Blake’s greatest fears are personified as an amusement park. After an incident with his younger brother, Blake must board seven rides at this bizarre carnival and conquer the fears that each ride represents in order to save his brother.

I love the character development and relationship dynamics as we discover that Blake and Quinn come from a single parent home that’s also been a bit of a broken home as his father abandoned the family and his mother dated quite often and sometimes, the guys that she dated abused them. So when their mother gets engaged, it’s hard tow rap their head around A) a good guy and B) a good guy sticking around.

Full Tilt is a fantastic metaphor to a life thrown off balance, our lives spinning out of control and what we can do to take back that control. Full Tilt is a thought provoking look at fear, how it allows us to paralyze ourselves or overcome our greatest roadblock – ourselves. Full Tilt is a great exploration of how stillness and movement, order and surrendering mean all of the difference in where our lives go. It does feel message heavy after he realizes the point of each ride so if you can’t look over that, this is not the book for you. This is one of Neal’s earlier works so it’s quite fascinating to see how his writing has evolved since this point in time.

Through Blake, we explore his anxiety over his past trauma and his future hope. We explore the fear of falling, fear of failing, fear of taking everyone down with us. We come to the realization that more often than not when we look in the mirror, we get lost in ourselves and see the tiny truths in a fractured mirror rather than the whole truth in complete frame.

Full Tilt is a great reminder to readers to know when to get on and off the rides of our lives. To have the strength to take the jump, to survive, and to thrive. When we don’t overcome our fears, it often feels like we’re stuck in a nightmare forever. Well, this book plays out that reality and gives us that push we sometimes need to take the jump and overcome.

While Blake is joined by his friends Russ and Maggie as they search for his brother, Quinn, Russ and Maggie (and Quinn) are very much minor characters as we mainly follow Blake. What’s so interesting in that is that he’s on a mission to save his brother, only come to find out that the path he really needs to go down is the one where he saves himself. It was refreshing to read a story about a teenager saving themselves rather than the world. Because we’re part of this world and individually, self care is so important and yet so overlooked. Don’t overlook this one. It’s definitely worth checking out.
  • Frostdefender
Most books are a slow burn but with this book, it was as fast and wild twisted as the rides in the story. I whole heartedly enjoyed it! It was the type of scenario that I could actually see myself in so that made it even better. I also loved how the learning moments weren't always so obvious but my favorite one was the mirrors with the two characters toward the end of that ride. Got me right on the feels. And another I wasn't expecting was that in a really really really round about way, this was also a bit of a really inspirational and self help book. Tons of introspection with the characters ends up with you thinking about your own issues, challenges, etc, that are still holding you behind with the motivation to do something about it by the time you finish reading the book.
  • FRAY
The editorial reviews above do an excellent job of summarizing the plot of this volume, and you can rely on them to get a feel for the book.
The passing reference to Bradbury's "Something Wicked This Way Comes" deserves further comment. I think "Something Wicked..." is a work of genius and a milestone in the ya fantasy field. "Full Tilt" comes close to it, but by a different route. Both have Carnival-of-Souls themes, which I really like. Both have the "dark" boy and the "light" boy making decisions and coming of age in the carnival. Bradbury goes the poetic and indirect route, and like all Bradbury some of it drifts awfully close to self parody. "Full Tilt" is more direct, more expository, and accordingly, I think, a little more accessible. It also has characters with a more modern sensibility, which might make it more attractive to a ya reader. Either way, this is a real find, especially for a reader who has finished Shusterman's "Everlost" set and is looking for earlier works.
(By the way. To round out the Something-Wicked-Carnival theme, there is another new book out there called "The Boneshaker", (by Kate Milford, not the steampunk author Cherie Priest), which has a carnival of lost souls theme in a rural setting with a young girl protagonist, and that one may actually be the best of the three novels being mentioned here.)