Mike Klaassen

Reviews of The Brute


"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


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The Brute is available for order in paperback and ebook editions at traditional and online bookstores everywhere.