Friday, March 7, 2014

Book Review: Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson

Friday, March 7, 2014
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Twisted by 

Published by:Viking Juvenile
Genres: Young Adult
Pages: 250 pages

Source: Goodreads

Goodreads Synopsis:
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.


RATING: 5 out of 5 stars!

This book is one of my favorite reads! It's so original, refreshing, and a heart touching story.

This is the first book I have read from Laurie Halse Anderson, and I've never regretted reading this because it blew my mind! I loved this.

This is a story about Tyler Miller, a teenage boy who 
commits an act for which he is given 6-months probation and forced to a summer filled of character building labor. When the probation was over, Tyler is a new person - he is now a hot guy and has a reputation of being a bad-ass. People were surprised even his long time crush, the queen bee, Bethany Milbury, who happens to be his father's boss's daughter, and also the sister of Tyler's biggest enemy, Chip Milbury.

 I am always suspicious of those female authors who writes male POV. Some authors failed but Anderson really did a good job, and I wasn't disappointed. The way she wrote this book was impeccably amazing, I was stoked! Anderson's Tyler is so real, he was flawed, confused, lost, and most importantly, twisted! This book totally consumed me and I couldn't help myself from praying for Tyler to succeed in his every problem because I learned to loved him since the very beginning of the story. To be honest, at some point, I thought he wouldn't make it, but thankfully there's a joy at the end of every book that Anderson writes!

 It made me realized things at the end and I'm so happy with the results. This is highly recommended and I will never forget this book! 

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