Twisted

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Penguin, Mar 20, 2007 - Young Adult Fiction - 288 pages
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From New York Times bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson

High school senior Tyler Miller used to be the kind of guy who faded into the background. 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 school, in his family, and in the world.

"Poignant and gripping." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Once again, Anderson's taut, confident writing will cause this story to linger long after the books is set down." —SLJ

A New York Times Bestseller
An ALA Best Book for Young Adults 



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User Review  - engpunk77 - LibraryThing

Audiobook: I really liked it, and there's little more to say. Great story! I was a bit annoyed by all of the talk of the protagonist's "trouser snake" and other "boner" references, but then again, I'm ... Read full review

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User Review  - joeydag - LibraryThing

Moving story about a high school senior coming to terms with his life at that awful age. His life as a self-described hell is well presented to the reader. The book is described as "not for children" and it is not because of a pornographic nature, serious issues are explored. Read full review

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Laurie Halse Anderson has received both the Margaret Edwards Award and the ALAN Award for her contributions to young adult literature. She has also been honored by the National Coalition Against Censorship in recognition of her fight to combat the censoring of literature. She is the author of the groundbreaking National Book Award finalist and Printz Honor Book Speak. She is also author of the critically acclaimed YA books Prom, Twitsted, Catalyst, Wintergirls, and The Impossible Knife of Memory. She has also authored a number of middle grade titles including The Vet Volunteers series, and the historical fiction Seeds of America Trilogy, which includes Forge, ALA Best Book for Young Adults Fever 1793, and the National Book Award finalist and Scott O’Dell Award-winner Chains. She and her husband live in northern New York State. Follow Laurie on Twitter @halseanderson and visit her at madwomanintheforest.com.

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