TWISTED BY LAURIE HALSE ANDERSON EBOOK
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From New York Times bestselling author Laurie Halse AndersonHigh school senior Tyler cover image of Twisted Twisted. by Laurie Halse Anderson. ebook. 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. From New York Times bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson High school senior Tyler Miller used Buy the Ebook: People Who Read Twisted Also Read.
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The Impossible Knife of Memory. Say Good-bye 5. Fever Storm Rescue 6. Fight for Life 1. Trickster 3. Homeless 2. Fear of Falling 9. Time to Fly Teacher's Pet 7. End of the Race A very moving read that I will not soon forget. Reading challenge: View all 18 comments. Most teenagers but especially lovers of Speak. 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 impossible crush on Bethany doesn't seem quite so impossible and everything looks like it's going Tyler's way for once Then his whole world turns upside down and almost no one is on his side, including his father.
I 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 quite as much as I did Speak and I think that's simply because I can never quite relate to male point of views as well as female.
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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 more from Laurie Halse Anderson. View all 4 comments. Aug 03, Trevor rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: LHA fans, teens looking for excellent realistic fiction. 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.
View 1 comment. Aug 31, Annalisa rated it liked it Recommends it for: I started off liking this. I tend to prefer male protagonists and Tyler is funny. And then I start cringing. Anderson gets how shocking teenagers 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 you 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, I started off liking this. 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 more gratuitous than authentic.
But 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 you that good hope for the future feeling that defines young adults? Absolutely and I liked that it didn't do it with a bow. So 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 3. It's one of those cases where if I like a book, if it's a good book, and if I would recommend it, don't match up.
View 2 comments. May 14, ivana18 rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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 land 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.
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 path…. I was good at digging holes. It was the rest of the life I sucked at. In 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 levels.
Work hard at school. Keep your nose clean, and come back in a month. Authority figures had a pathological fear of boogers, that's how I saw it.
But 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 them.
Tyler is a great guy and one of my favorite YA characters. He's a great brother to his younger sister, he's a great son to his mom, and his trying to please his over controlling and a little bit psycho dad.
He'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: Do not attempt to operate heavy machinery after ingesting more than one chapter.
Has been known to cause blindness, seizures and a terminal loathing of literature. Should only be taken under the supervision of a highly trained English teacher. Preferably one who grades on the curve. There are some things about Tyler that are disturbing, but probably not that unusual for a teenager who's going trough these kind of problems. He has violent thoughts about hurting his father, and hurting other kids in school, and about hurting himself. I wish there are more books like these.
Apr 14, Drew rated it really liked it Shelves: 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 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 hard. With 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, abusive father who is tearing their family apart and how Tyler spends his time thinking up different ways to hurt people. I was a different size, a different shape.
I kept trying to squeeze into a body, a skin suit, that was too small. But the portrayal of a serious issue wasn't the only good thing - the plot also intrigued me and the writing was addicting. I loved the ending; it sent a great message about suicide. No matter how bad things are, what people are saying about you, or how you feel about yourself, you 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? Feb 10, Valerie rated it it was ok Shelves: 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 more emotionally manipulative.
Main things that bugged me: The gun. The inattentive father and the "resolution" that occurs with their rel This book didn't really do it for me. The inattentive father and the "resolution" that occurs with their relationship at the end of the novel. I just wasn't buying it. But 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.
Jan 04, Ashley rated it really liked it Shelves: 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: 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 Some elements--the reconciliation between Tyler and his father, for example--are a bit predictable, but all in all, this is a thought-provoking, worthwhile read that guys and gals alike will enjoy.
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Sep 08, Jay G rated it liked it. Want to see more bookish things from me? Check out my youtube channel: After being caught graffiting the school during summer vacation, Tyler Miller is given 6 months probation of hard work and heavy labour. This slowly transforms him from invisible Nerd Boy to suddenly hunky semi-bad boy which catches the attention of his long time crush, Bethany Milbury. Unfortunately for Tyler, Bethany is the daughter of his father's boss as well as the twin sister of h Want to see more bookish things from me?
Unfortunately for Tyler, Bethany is the daughter of his father's boss as well as the twin sister of his arch nemesis, Chip. As the school year progresses, Tyler's life drastically changes as he tries to balance his overbearing father, his school work and his crush on Bethany.
I absolutely love Laurie Halse Anderson and her writing, she is so talented!
She has a way of sucking you into the story from the very first page. The book flies by so quickly but its message is so effective. Tyler is an amazing character. Through out Tyler's story you sympathize with him and just want things to get better.
Anderson does a great job balancing between the serious parts of the story with more light-hearted jokes and feel good moments. Sep 14, stephanie rated it liked it Shelves: 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 While I didn't love this, I didn't hate it either.
I'm also a big fan of Anderson's writing style and that was no different with this book. This book was just okay for me; it really had the potential to be so much more though.
Jan 14, Stephen rated it really liked it Shelves: 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 personal "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.
His new work-hardened physique and his newly minted bad boy reputation make him a personality at school and attractive to the girl of his fantasies. But as he's processing these changes our protagonist has to deal with troubles at home. His dad's growing distance from the family, his mom's drinking and his little sister's too-wise take on boys, high-school and popularity. What I expected to be another sweet teen romance turned into something much more.
This is a book about growing up, being misunderstood, the relationship between fathers and sons and many other issues that are all too common in today's world. This is a good intelligent read but it's also witty and fun and wise. I highly recommend this book. Jun 27, Nicola rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Fans of The Perks of Being a Wallflower. 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 fa Twisted was a brilliant book.
Twisted is an excellent portrayal of family life and deals well with some very real problems. It was fascinating to watch Tyler stumble through life and see his courage develop as the story went on. Overall, a very enjoyable and emotional read. Jan 03, Shannon rated it it was amazing. 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 It is difficult to find a great protagonist who is a teen-aged male. At least hot enough to attract the object of his desire, Bethany, who also happens to Tyler's father's boss' daughter.
Can a young man suddenly thrust into the world of the popular kids come away unscathed? Added to his social life drama is a family that is falling apart. The workaholic father, the mother who dulls her pain by drinking and his cute and sassy freshman sister also have a big affect on Tyler's senior year. I love the authors wonderful descriptions: Tyler notes the girls at school seem to have "clothing optional days" -- not that they come to school naked, but that the clothing they wear is so scimpy they may as well be naked; and the comparison of the father to an evil dragon breaking out of his skin are fabulous.
Interesting - I think even teen guys will read this one. Feb 09, Adam rated it really liked it Shelves: 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.
Tyler fe Excellent guy book. Tyler feels placed under a microscope and often feels there are no options that will be morally correct, obedient to his parents, and regain the trust of his teachers and community. It brings to light the messy process of maturation, setting boundaries, and gaining a sense of independence after everything goes wrong.
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Will he win the heart of his dream girl? Do the rich and powerful always win? In the face of a moral imperative can you stand up for yourself when everyone is demanding submission to prove rehabilitation?
When do you trust? It is a powerful story that explores these questions without preaching or losing balance and the themes will resonate with teens even after the last chapter. Apr 17, Anne Osterlund rated it it was amazing. 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 can. Super fa Tyler is a high school boy. Super fast and hypnotizing.
Jan 21, Strawberry Fields rated it really liked it. 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 I really liked this book. And yes, he brought most of it upon himself as teens do, but having to take heaped on bullcrap from other people is over the top. I remember how tough it is to be a teen, high school, growing up Bad choices are a given, but we live and learn.
His dad is a royal douchebag, and you will see that from page one, so no spoiler there It complicates everything. I am glad I read it and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys YA fiction. I didn't realize how much I liked it, even though my age reflects that it is way past my prime.
My son, while in high school was an avid reader and he would bring me books he finished, excited You've got to read this book!!!
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I wanted to encourage him to keep the love of reading alive throughout his life like my dad passed on to me. That's when I realized YA books aren't just for kids and teens.Angel Beach. 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 you know what on the internet and in the shower. Has been known to cause blindness, seizures and a terminal loathing of literature.
Not, instead she will give you a real story. Jennifer Echols. That includes probation, a required job with a landscaping firm and a summer-time afterwork stint in the school's janatorial crew for restitution. Favorite song?