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Monday, June 21, 2010

Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson

"People had ignored me when I was Nerd Boy, but that changed after I got arrested."

My Rating: 10/10

Definitely different and fresh--it answers most of the crazy thoughts most teenagers has!!!

Tyler Miller was just the ordinary teenager. He even faded into the background more than most people. Then he sprayed a bunch of thoughts that's been stuck in his mind for a while on the school. Graffiti.

So of course he has to pay for it. Hence; community service. He lost his car + meeting a probation officer. No jail, though. No jail. So wasn't that sort of good?

If back then he was a wimp or one of the Norms, because of the landscaping company he did his service on, he's the Champ now. He's ripped and he attracted the Queen of his high school, Bethany Milbury. (Tyler's secret crush)

Bethany, though, unfortunately, is his father's boss daughter. Who is, to say, the sister of Tyler's nemesis, Chip Milbury.

Yoda, his best friend, is hot for his sister; Hannah.

With only Hannah and Yoda at his side, can he get Bethany by his side without crushing Chip?

How about just simply not getting grounded for hitting your, er, boss' son for being provoked?

A turn at Tyler's life completely swerved him out of the safe lane. But there's no turning back, cause the harm was done.

Another problem is that his dad never really listen. Typical. What about locking himself up with his computer--workaholic? Typical. Not trusting his own son at all? Sorta typical. All combined? Lord of Darkness. Ha.

Twisted is simple and full of emotions. Laurie Halse Anderson had also written Speak, Catalyst and Prom.

Twisted review from Barnes and Nobles:

"High school senior Tyler Miller used to be the 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 happens to be his father's boss's daughter, the sister of his biggest enemy...and his secret crush. This sets off a string of events that have Tyler questioning his place in the school, in his family, and in the world."

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