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Laurie Halse Anderson s Twisted is one hell of a hand grenade launched into the canon of teen lit Tyler s senior ear 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 radaras does her ahole brother Chip Ty has changed a bit as well the summer of landscaping has given him a new physiue and a new confidence but like Aunt May says to a transformed Peter Parker with great power comes great responsibility And who exactly is going to teach Tyler how to great responsibility And who exactly is going to teach Tyler how to responsible This is where Twisted really gets going Talking to the overworked distant father is a certain heat getter for Tyler so that Option Is Out Ty S Best Friend is out Ty s best friend Yoda has learned everything there is to know about life from Star Wars not a bad place to learn a thing or two but it s not Tyler s holy grail of worldly wisdom Then there is The Party Not to give anything away about that but I ll just hint that this also is a story about how "One S Past Screw Ups "s past screw ups make others point the finger at For Fear of Little Men you when some really scary stuff hits the fan A former geek Tyler Miller got himself in trouble because of a prank The Foul Deed he pulled at the end of his juniorear 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 company all summer Tyler doesn t mind hard work it s something he s good at and it s a cleansing experience for his mind and body especially his body I decapitated dandelions all morning leaving carnage and death strewn in my pathI was good at digging holes It was the rest of the life I sucked atIn addition with dealing with his messed up family dad is a first class asshole mom is a pet photographer cake baker and a nice lady who smells faintly of gin and sister Hannah is just staring high school he has to deal with his new reputation his AP classes his parole officer and his alarmingly high testosterone levelsHe s on a short leash AND on thin ice AND he really needs to keep his nose clean That s that Work hard at school Keep Twig the Fairy and the Goblin Masquerade (Twig the Fairy your nose clean and come back in a month Again with the clean nose thing Authority figures had a pathological fear of boogers that s how I saw itBut things are not all that bad there s a upside to all this During the summer he goes trough a growth spurt he s six three and one ninety five now and because of his hard work for the landscaping company he s packing some nice looking muscles so the most popular girl in school Bethany Milbury is finally noticing him Tyler has a huge crush on her but he s not exactly confident enough to do something about that and when he finally makes a move some unexpected things happen and he must figure out how to deal with themTyler is a great guy and one of my favorite YA characters He s a great brother to hisounger sister he s a great son to his mom and his trying to please his over controlling and a little bit psycho dadOne of the reasons I loved this book so much is because it s written from a guys POV and Laurie Halse Anderson does a great job with TylerHe s not emo but he s sensitive enough and his hormones are working overtime but he s not acting like a dog in heat And he s really funny in a sarcastic and intelligent way I picked up one of the books and flipped through it Don t get me wrong I like reading But some books should come with warning labels Caution contains characters and plots guaranteed to induce sleepiness Do not atte. When Bethany Milbury is the victim in a teenage sex scandal 17 Sanity is the Future of Wealth year old Tyler is naile. Mpt to operate heavy machinery after ingesting than one c Want to see bookish things from me Check out myoutube channel being caught graffiting the school during summer vacation Tyler Miller is given 6 This is the second book I ve read by Laurie Halse Anderson and I was impressed et 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 lands him with 6 months probation and hard labour which then results him gaining a super hot body and a bad results in him gaining a super hot body and a bad a good way reputation Suddenly his impossible crush on Bethany doesn t seem uite so impossible and everything looks like it s going Tyler s way for once that is until he is accused of a serious crime that he didn t commit Then his whole world turns upside down and almost no one is on his side including his fatherI think Anderson has done an amazing job with Twisted I was never bored and I sympathised with all the protagonist s emotions and turmoil I still didn t enjoy it uite as much as I did Speak and I think that s simply because I can never uite relate to male point of views as well as female But I want it understood that Anderson did a great job as a female writer creating a male voice that was realistic and not romanticised I am definitely going to read from Laurie Halse Anderson 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 "my jaw gaping open at some of the plot twists but since I m now a jaded adult felt like the events that occurred were a bit emotionally manipulativeMain 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 the end of the novel I just wasn t buying itBut like I said I m not really the intended audience for this book so I ll shut up now On the flip side many YA books can cross the line and engage both teens and adults I just don t think this is one of them 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 predictable scenario over the summer ugly duckling dweeb transforms into possibly cool and sexy swan But as Tyler s promising proto relationship with super popular Bethany gets twisted by one late night party and a heap of false accusations it becomes impossible to ignore the pressure from Tyler s asshole dad and eually impossible for Tyler to ignore doing something about himSome elements the reconciliation between Tyler and his father for example are a bit predictable but all 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 mindThis is a story about Tyler a teenage boy who trying to disengage himself from ears 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 I started off liking this I tend to prefer male protagonists and Tyler is funny And then I start cringing Anderson gets how shocking teenager. D as the prime suspect With everyone believing him to be guilty Tyler spirals into a S are because she s cool like that You know every girl s a little easy dressing like a tramp and just waiting to get laid and every guy s a pervert doing ou know what on the internet and in the shower And they have to throw around the f word and party like crazy It would not be authentic at all to write about teenagers and not use that shock value to the extreme because that s what teenagers are like and it s what they want to read right I appreciate the stamp at the beginning of the page that says the book is not for children but I m not a fan of edgy YA just for the sake of being edgy and this felt gratuitous than authenticBut about the story Did I relate to Tyler Yes Anderson s characterization is very well done Tyler is one of the good guys I wanted to root for him and I felt for him when things went wrong She did a great job of switching from light hearted to heavy A story is only as strong as its characters and Anderson nails it in that department Did the story wrap up to give ou that good hope for the future feeling that defines oung adults Absolutely and I liked that it didn t do it with a bowSo I liked the story just not all the superfluous material there to make it edgy For that I m downgrading a solid 4 read to a 3 maybe even 35 It s one of those cases downgrading a solid 4 read to a 3 maybe even 35 It s one of those cases if I like a book if it s a good book and if I would recommend it don t match up Once ou ve thought long and hard enough about doing something that is colossally stupid Faerie you feel likeou ve actually done it and then ou re never uite sure what our limits are If ou ve never "READ ANYTHING BY LAURIE HALSE ANDERSON "anything by Laurie Halse Anderson let me tell ou 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 suicideAnderson has a gift for being able to dive into the minds of teens I think a lot of authors miss the mark when they try to write teen voices and their characters end up sounding like they tried way too hardWith Anderson it comes naturally Her characters think like teens have realistic relationships and their behavior accurately represents teenagers Twisted shows the side of Tyler s life that he won t let his friends see his depressed Twisted shows the side of Tyler s life that he won t let his friends see his depressed father who is tearing their family apart and how Tyler spends his time thinking up different ways to hurt people I didn t fit I was a different size a different shape I kept trying to sueeze into a body a skin suit that was too small Tyler s narrative was so sympathetic no matter how hard he tried he could never live up to his father s expectations But the portrayal of a serious issue wasn t the only good thing the plot also intrigued me and the writing was addictingI loved the ending it sent a great message about suicide No matter how bad things are what people are saying about Cinnamon and Elephants: Sri Lanka and the Netherlands from 1600 (Rijksmuseum country series) you or howou feel about Valkea kuin lumi yourselfou can take control of the situation and change things for the better When there is the possibility of a brighter future ahead why give up now 45 Stars When Tyler commits a foul deed he is served with a summer of probation and community service With all the hard labor of his community service his body starts bulking up which catches the eye of a popular girl named Bethany Bethany invites Tyler to a party When Tyler shows up Bethany is drunk and takes Tyler up to a room Tyler realizes Bethany is drunk and tells her he doesnt want to do anything which makes Bethany mad When naked pictures of Bethany start to show up on the internet the blame is automatically pointed at Tyler I enjoy anything Laurie Halse Anderson writes I think she did a great job of writing from a Male s point of view I loved how she writes about real life issues There are trigger warnings of Suicide depression bullying and alcohol. Ightmarish paranoid state of mind He is desperate to find a way out of the mess he's