Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson


Outsider Tyler Miller has spent the summer on probation performing community service. When he returns for his senior year in high school with a new buff body he gets noticed by the beautiful and popular Bethany Milbury. But when he rejects Bethany and then appears the likely suspect for a crime, he begins to implode under everyone's accusations and hostility as he tries to clear his name.

8 Comments:

At March 13, 2008 at 6:37 AM , Blogger Anne Keller said...

I read this one a long long time ago and thought it was good, and remembered I would have liked to date the main character if I was still in high school.

 
At March 18, 2008 at 12:25 PM , Blogger Elizabeth Norton said...

I had a hard time feeling any sympathy for this main character. I just wanted him to DO something, as opposed to just thinking about what he'd like to do.

 
At March 26, 2008 at 12:55 PM , Blogger Deb Motley said...

This was not one of my favorites. it was good, but didn't stick with me at all. There were lots more that I liked better.

 
At March 28, 2008 at 12:52 PM , Blogger Katie said...

I agree with Elizabeth. This one falls in that category of "it's okay, but am I judging it too harshly because I know it's not her best?"

 
At April 14, 2008 at 8:58 AM , Blogger Patty said...

Not my favorite, either. I read it early on and now I can barely remember it!

 
At May 6, 2008 at 9:06 AM , Blogger Iris said...

Interestingly, I had a teen in my book group tell me that she found this more compelling than Diary of a Part Time Indian and 13 Reasons Why, the other two books she read from the top 20.

 
At May 11, 2008 at 9:37 AM , Blogger Janice Heilman said...

Not sure if this is one of my top picks out of the top 20 or not. I thought it was a good story about a teen boy finding his way and standing up to his father.
Boy his father was a real jerk. It seemed to take a while for him to stand up to him but when he did, well he sure did! A good lesson of empowerment I think.

 
At May 21, 2008 at 11:23 AM , Blogger Mary R said...

This was not one of my favorites this year. I also had little sympathy for the main character. I wonder if teens will like this better than us adults.

 

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