Monday, September 10, 2007

Review: Twisted

Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson

Tyler is not having the best summer of his life: he got caught for vandalising school property at the end of the school year and has spent his entire summer vacation working off his debt. He's getting ready to head back to school as a senior, and after 2 months of physical labour he looks a whole lot different than the scrawny dweeb people knew him as in June.

At first, things seem to be going his way. Not only is he bigger and stronger than his former bully, but the most beautiful girl in school actually seems interested in him. Tyler almost thinks he's living a dream until the aftermath of a party when everything goes horribly wrong.

I read Twisted in one evening - and that doesn't happen often. I just couldn't put it down! Tyler was such a vivid and realistic character that I got drawn right into the story and wanted to find out how everything ended, and I was pulling for Tyler the whole way.

I would highly recommend this to boys in grade 9 and up (even though the book cover design is a bit ambiguous).

4 stars out of 5 for Twisted.


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