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Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson

06 Mar

Seventeen-year-old Tyler was a geeky kid who lived in obscurity until he decided to do something about it and committed “the incident” that rocketed him to high school fame and constant scrutiny at the same time. While doing community service, Tyler gets buffed finally gets the attention of the most beautiful girl in school, Bethany, and her bully brother, and his distant, angry father…

Anderson does a good job of getting to the inner turmoil of a typical teenage male. The reader really gets to know the inner struggles Tyler has that bring him to the edge of a very dark place.  The book never feels trite or placating-the emotions are realistic and engaging. 2007, 250 pages. 2008/2009 Gateway Award Nominee.

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Posted by on March 6, 2009 in Young Adult

 

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