Twisted High school senior Tyler Miller used to be the kind of guy who faded into the background average student average looks average dysfunctional family But since he got busted for doing graffiti on the

High school senior Tyler Miller used to be the kind of guy who faded into the background average student, average looks, average dysfunctional family But since he got busted for doing graffiti on the school, and spent the summer doing outdoor work to pay for it, he stands out like you wouldn t believe His new physique attracts the attention of queen bee Bethany Milbury,High school senior Tyler Miller used to be the kind of guy who faded into the background average student, average looks, average dysfunctional family But since he got busted for doing graffiti on the school, and spent the summer doing outdoor work to pay for it, he stands out like you wouldn t believe His new physique attracts the attention of queen bee Bethany Milbury, who just so happens to be his father s boss s daughter, the sister of his biggest enemy and Tyler s secret crush And that sets off a string of events and changes that have Tyler questioning his place in the school, in his family, and in the world.In Twisted, the acclaimed Laurie Halse Anderson tackles a very controversial subject what it means to be a man today Fans and new readers alike will be captured by Tyler s pitch perfect, funny voice, the surprising narrative arc, and the thoughtful moral dilemmas that are at the heart of all of the author s award winning, widely read work.

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  1. Ask box is open, my friends What do you want to know UPDATE The SPEAK graphic novel, illustrated by Emily Carroll, will be published on Feb 6, 2018 I recently answered all kinds of great questions over at Reddit Check it out for loads about my writing process and my books reddit r books commenFor bio stuff Laurie Halse Anderson is the New York Times bestselling author who writes for kids of all ages Known for tackling tough subjects with humor and sensitivity, her work has earned numerous ALA and state awards Two of her books, Speak and Chains, were National Book Award finalists.Mother of four and wife of one, Laurie lives outside Philadelphia You can follow her adventures on Twitter, twitter halseanderson and on her tumblr lauriehalseanderson.tumblr Check out Laurie s website, madwomanintheforest.

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  1. I don t know exactly what it was about this particular book that touched me so much I ve read other books written by Laurie Halse Anderson, they were all great, but Twisted just totally blew my mind.This is a story about Tyler, a teenage boy who, trying to disengage himself from years of social invisibility, commits an act for which he is given 6 months probation and forced to a summer filled of character building labor When the summer is over, Tyler is a new person he is now a muscular hunk and [...]

  2. This is the second book I ve read by Laurie Halse Anderson and I was impressed yet again Her writing is very personal and gets right inside the protagonist s mind in a way that pulls the reader into the centre of her stories Twisted is about a teenage boy called Tyler who finds himself in the high school limelight after pulling a stunt that lands him with 6 months probation and hard labour which then results in him gaining a super hot body and a bad in a good way reputation Suddenly, his impossi [...]

  3. Laurie Halse Anderson s Twisted is one hell of a hand grenade launched into the canon of teen lit Tyler s senior year is about to start and things are looking like this community service for the Foul Deed is about over, classes are going to be hell, and the hottest girl at George Washington High has Tyler on her radar as does her a hole brother, Chip Ty has changed a bit as well the summer of landscaping has given him a new physique, and a new confidence, but like Aunt May says to a transformed [...]

  4. Long rant about my library system I wasn t intending to read this book I put another YA book on hold and after two days of in transit status when another book came in, I figured it should have been pulled off the shelf by then No.I ask the librarian Blink I explain, a little slower this time, that I put the book on hold It s no longer on the shelf, but it s not in the hold department yet Maybe it s in the shipment from today, she says with a big smile No, you see it s in transit from this librar [...]

  5. A former geek Tyler Miller got himself in trouble because of a prank The Foul Deed he pulled at the end of his junior year He was sick and tired of being a nobody a zit on the butt of the student body so he decided to to something that will put him on the map But things don t go exactly as planned and he gets caught Judge ordered him to do community service all summer helping janitors in his school Plus he had to pay for the damages he caused, so he sold his car and worked for a landscaping comp [...]

  6. Once you ve thought long and hard enough about doing something that is colossally stupid, you feel like you ve actually done it, and then you re never quite sure what your limits are If you ve never read anything by Laurie Halse Anderson before, let me tell you that she writes some of the best hard hitting realism Speak took a close look at a rape victim Wintergirls focused on an anorexic girl Twisted is centered around suicide.Anderson has a gift for being able to dive into the minds of teens I [...]

  7. This book didn t really do it for me The whole time I was reading it, I kept thinking that if I was a teenager I would have had my jaw gaping open at some of the plot twists, but since I m now a jaded adult I felt like the events that occurred were a bit emotionally manipulative.Main things that bugged me the fantasy of a dorky guy who works all summer and comes back to school buff and suddenly semi popular The gun The inattentive father and the resolution that occurs with their relationship at [...]

  8. The I think about _Twisted_, the I think it is an effective and unusual contribution to any YA collection Halse Anderson accomplishes two remarkable feats in this book First, she gets the teenage male voice and preoccupations perfect Tyler s hard ons are just as much a part of his daily life as his social anxieties, crushes, and homework And secondly, she manages to address the deep level importance of family life, however dysfunctional, to adolescents The plot seems at first to offer only a p [...]

  9. i don t know why every book i ve been picking up recently has to do with suicide not directly, but indirectly it s pretty impressive anyway, this is the first ofLaurie Halse Anderson s books i ve read with a male protagonist, and i have to say, i m pretty impressed with how well she got into tyler s head i also really liked yoda this book is centrally about identity and pressure, and, in a little likeThirteen Reasons Why, the repercussions of actions that we don t even know tyler starts out as t [...]

  10. Everbody told me to be a man Nobody told me how Twisted is the story of a young man who s been a loser and a nobody until a poorly conceived prank at the end of his junior year lands him in legal trouble That includes probation, a required job with a landscaping firm and a summer time afterwork stint in the school s janatorial crew for restitution However the hard work pays off in unanticipated ways His new work hardened physique and his newly minted bad boy reputation make him a personality at [...]

  11. Twisted was a brilliant book The average sounding description on the back definitely did not prepare me for what was inside It started out pretty slow but once I got into the swing of it, I simply couldn t put it down Tyler s character is just so real and raw His voice is believable, witty and intelligent I could really connect with him and really cared about how things would turn out The book had me in suspense many times and was a real page turner Twisted is an excellent portrayal of family li [...]

  12. While I didn t love this, I didn t hate it either I feel like a lot of important issues were brought up and then barely touched upon There were opportunities to explore many things that teens confront during the journey through puberty and high school and I felt quite let down when those subjects weren t explored further I did really enjoy the aspect of the male POV as I find it s something that s all too rare in a lot of the young adult books I read I m also a big fan of Anderson s writing styl [...]

  13. It is difficult to find a great protagonist who is a teen aged male Tyler Miller is an interesting and from my observations typical ish high school senior What s different about him is that as a nerd boy junior, he tagged his high school, was caught, arrested and sentenced to community service The summer prior to his senior year, Tyler works hard and ends up becoming a muscle bound hottie At least hot enough to attract the object of his desire, Bethany, who also happens to Tyler s father s boss [...]

  14. Excellent guy book The main character, Tyler, has to learn to balance his preferences along with meeting the expectations or his parents, peers, and impressing the girl of his dreams, and making amends for past wrongs Tyler has to face a father whose pressures at work spill over at home making him a tyrant willing to use force and intimidation to gain compliance Peers and authorities at school and the community have not forgiven Tyler for a mistake youthful prank crime from the past Tyler feels [...]

  15. Tyler is a high school boy Not one of those fake, perfect jock high school boys or half vampire, half god characters A real high school boy Who can t control himself amidst the sea of sexy girls walking down the hall or convince his dad that there is no way in hell he should be taking all AP classes and calculus, or pull off dousing the school in graffiti without misspelling a word and getting caught On probation For life.And still, he has to survive senior year If he canESOME Super fast and hyp [...]

  16. I really liked this book It s not very long, an easy read and very entertaining.It was fun for me as a woman to read this told from a male perspective I remember high school like it was yesterday ok, 30 years ago and it made me giggle in places that reminded me of my own high school shenanigans.Tyler, the narrator, is really going through some serious bullcrap his senior year And yes, he brought most of it upon himself as teens do, but having to take heaped on bullcrap from other people is over [...]

  17. Actual Rating 2.5OR MAYBE I LL JUST COMPLETELY FORGET TO WRITE A REVIEW It s gotten to the point where I don t remember much about what happened in this novel Which is probably why I gave it a low rating Y all, if you re going to read Laurie Halse Anderson, read The Impossible Knife of Memory for enjoyment, or Speak because you are a human being and you need to Twisted wasn t bad, I know I hated the ending like freaking unrealistic fairytale ending and it was RUSHED Stop rushing, authors Tyler w [...]

  18. i love how Laurie Halse Anderson doesn t force romance into her stories It is there or it isn t.Not many female writers are able to write in such a realistic way a male point of view I think she was capable of seeing the struggles of a guy are as important as girl s We ve read too much about girls and we don t realise guys have as much as problms as we have.It s enjoable and not long I couldn t get enough of it However, the ending wasn t quite what i expected or wanted but Laurie Halse Anderson [...]

  19. Titolo e copertina dell edizione italiana sono fuorvianti, come capita fin troppo spesso E un romanzo particolare, non una storia d a, il racconto di una presa di coscienza, di un momento critico di crescita Fa riflettere, molto pi di quanto faccia un altro romanzo a tratti simile Senza nuvole ma che non ho apprezzato allo stesso modo.I personaggi non hanno una connotazione positiva o negativa ma bens umana, con tutte le piccolezze e gli errori della natura umana, chi pi chi meno.Lascia un po un [...]

  20. I still can t find words to describe this book but this one s another memorable read Turns out that I really missed out on reading this year.

  21. Review also posted at Ja itam, a ti And here I though that my high school sucked, boy After reading any of YA book that deals with high school students I really can t help but wonder if is it like this in real life cheerleaders and football players owning the school and stuff It s sounds surreal to me, but different continents, different cultures will do that Anyhow I wouldn t want to be part of Tyler s high school Laurie Halse Anderson is one of the authors who won t tell you a story about firs [...]

  22. A story of a young boy searching for a way out of his troubles, what could sound interesting I actually began reading the book as a quick read before the mid started, but within the first several pages was entranced with the authors descriptive details and how he could capture everyday emotion in just a few words.Tyler is an unpopular kid who tried to make a name of himself and ended up getting arrested Now, after a month of community service, he returns to school and seems on the way to becomi [...]

  23. I ended up really liking this book, but it took me a surprisingly long time to get into it I started TWISTED on three or four separate occasions for some reason, I just couldn t get past the first couple chapters I think this is because I didn t feel an initial connection to Tyler He frustrated me by making so many stupid decisions I wanted to tell him to grow up.Eventually, Tyler does grow up He deals with some heavy issues and makes some big decisions and by the end of the novel, I found mysel [...]

  24. Everybody told him to be a man Nobody told him how I was skeptical that Laurie Halse Anderson would be able to get into the mind of a teenage boy since all of her other books protagonists are females as far as I know , but she continues to impress This is a highly entertaining book with an important reminder that good kids sometimes make bad decisions Tyler comes from a dysfunctional family with an abusive father He makes a poor decision at the beginning that turns him into a teenage delinquent, [...]

  25. Well, how do your rate a novel you disliked from beginning till the middle part, only to be surprised by its ending The conclusion was definitely moving and well written It s just a shame I wasn t sold on some aspects of the narrative Like Looking for Alaska, I m not fond of unjustified, edgy, YA novels Overtime, the insistence of the narrative that guys only want to bang virgin girls in this demented world of high school, felt gratuitous and excessive True, it may be the reality, but there has [...]

  26. Life handed me a lemon and it blew up in my face Tyler page 127 Some people have all the luck in life, our main character, Tyler, was not one of those fortunate individuals Growing up in popularity poverty Tyler only had a single friend Sick of being invisible during his senior year in high school he decides to change the rules Daringly pulling what he thought would bring him from poverty to riches in popularity, Tyler is caught in the act of vandalizing the school and sent to juvenile hall Now [...]

  27. 3 stelle e mezzoEcco uno YA che non il solito libro Young, solitamente leggero, solitamente carino, qualche volta proprio stupidino Questa volta no Stavolta ci si trova di fronte ad un vero e proprio libro di formazione Crudo, reale e per niente romantico Ma dalla Anderson non mi aspettavo niente di meno Questa storia uno scorcio realistico della vita di un adolescente americano dei nostri giorni e nella sua storia non c niente di dolce Tyler Miller un ragazzo semplice, normale, forse fissato co [...]

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