"Klaassen succeeds in his attempt to pull young readers into his story . . . Teenagers should identify with the struggles faced by the protagonist."
---Nancy Mehl, The Wichita Eagle
"The Brute could become a classic."
---Lillian Phillips Stinnett, The Oklahoman
"The action is fast paced . . . "
---The El Dorado Times
"The book is full of the imagery and intrigue teenage boys enjoy . . ."
---The Newton Kansan
"I read your book The Brute. I like it. Sometimes a bit 'surreal' (more Rambo than Scout), but a good story."
---Eduardo Missoni, Secretary General, World Order of the Scout Movement
"As a teacher of 35 years, I found this book worth every minute of reading! Fort's coming of age story is a must read for those who are trying to control an anger that has grown to dangerous proportions."
---Donna Rothgeb, Retired Teacher
The Brute is available for order in paperback and ebook editions at traditional and online bookstores everywhere.