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Twisted (Laurie Halse Anderson book)

4 Ratings: 4.0
A book by Laurie Halse Anderson

Grade 9 Up–Socially inept Tyler Miller thinks his senior year of high school is going to be a year like no other. After being sentenced to a summer of character building physical labor following a graffiti prank, his reputation at school receives … see full wiki

Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
Genre: Teens
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
4 reviews about Twisted (Laurie Halse Anderson book)
review by . March 11, 2010
Brilliant. I really felt like I was reading a book in the male's perspective, so props to Laurie!    Tyler's life is definitely full of a lot of things: girls, family issues, police, friends, bullies, suicide, you name it. I felt like there was so much going on though, and I disliked the familial issues. Tyler's family has a lot of issues, with a tough, cold father. His mother just wants all to be fine. It all felt like too much to be happening to one person. Verbal abuse, school …
review by . April 11, 2009
I loved this book. Anderson has an incredible talent for presenting teen dialog and scenarios; her words ring true again and again. Speak is a popular book in my classroom with girls and I think Twisted will be so with boys. There are few books that teen guys can read which depict them in a true light, so I'll be happy to pass this book off to my guy readers (yes, even with the "foul language" and references to--oh dear me!--erections; that's their world right now).    One caveat: …
review by . January 22, 2008
Tyler Miller has always been among the oppressed, from the time he was in middle through all his high school years. Until one day when he decides to make a statement by spray painting the school; suddenly, through arrest and a summer spent doing hard labor for community service, Tyler's transformed into one of the dangerous crowd. When he finally catches the eye of Bethany Milsbury, he thinks things are at last going to go well for him. Unfortunately, his home life and doing the decent thing bring …
review by . April 15, 2007
TWISTED is a novel from Laurie Halse Anderson (author of SPEAK) that examines the mindset of the typical American suburban teenage male. The story is told from the point of view of Tyler Miller. Tyler was just an average, overlooked high school student until the end of this junior year. He did well in his classes, but because he didn't play sports, come from a wealthy family, or have a great physique he was a just one of many nameless faces at George Washington High School. Tyler was tired of being …
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