Dreadfully Ever After Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Interviews | September 2, 2014

Jill Owens: IMG David Mitchell: The Powells.com Interview



David MitchellDavid Mitchell's newest mind-bending, time-skipping novel may be his most accomplished work yet. Written in six sections, one per decade, The Bone... Continue »
  1. $21.00 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    The Bone Clocks

    David Mitchell 9781400065677

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$9.99
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
2 Burnside Children's Young Adult- General
25 Local Warehouse Children's Young Adult- Social Issue Fiction
25 Remote Warehouse Children's Young Adult- Social Issue Fiction

Twisted

by

Twisted Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Meet Kate Malone-straight A science and math geek, minister's daughter, ace long-distance runner, girlfriend, unwilling family caretaker, emotional avoidance champion. Kate manages her life by organizing it, as logically as the periodic table. She can handle it all-or so she thinks. Then, like a string of chemical reactions, everything happens: the Malones' neighbors get burned out of their home and move in. Because her father is a Good Man of God (and a Not Very Thoughtful Parent), Kate has to share her room with her nemesis, Teri Litch, and Teri's adorable, troublemaking little brother. And through it all, she's still waiting to hear from the only college she has applied to: MIT. Kate's life is less and less under control-and then, something happens that blows it all apart, and forces her to examine her life, self, and heart for the first time. Set in the same community as the remarkable Speak, Catalyst is a novel that will make you think, laugh, cry, and rejoice-sometimes at the same time.

Synopsis:

In this debut teen thriller, Tricia Farni was last seen alive the night she fought with Roswell Hart—a night Roz cant remember. Can Roz piece together the events of that night, despite the eye disease that robs her of most of her vision, in order to clear her name and find a murderer?

Synopsis:

Theres none so blind as they that wont see.

Seventeen-year-old Tricia Farnis body floated to the surface of Alaskas Birch River six months after the night she disappeared. The night Roz Hart had a fight with her. The night Roz cant remember. Roz, who struggles with macular degeneration, is used to assembling fragments to make sense of the world around her. But this time its her memory that needs piecing together—to clear her name . . . to find a murderer. This unflinchingly emotional novel is written in the powerful first-person voice of a legally blind teen who just wants to be like everyone else.

Synopsis:

“Dead girl walking,” the boys say in the halls.

“Tell us your secret,” the girls whisper, one toilet to another.

I am that girl.

I am the space between my thighs, daylight shining through.

I am the bones they want, wired on a porcelain frame.

Lia and Cassie are best friends, wintergirls frozen in matchstick bodies, competitors in a deadly contest to see who can be the skinniest. But what comes after size zero and size double-zero? When Cassie succumbs to the demons within, Lia feels she is being haunted by her friend’s restless spirit.

In her most emotionally wrenching, lyrically written book since the multiple-award-winning Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson explores Lia’s descent into the powerful vortex of anorexia, and her painful path toward recovery.

About the Author

Laurie Halse Anderson is the author of the multiple award-winning Speak, Catalyst (an ALA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults), and the New York Times best-seller, Prom. She lives in northern New York with her husband and a lot of firewood.

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 4 comments:

Kricia, June 6, 2009 (view all comments by Kricia)
Ignored and loser Tyler Miller does community service by doing Graffiti on the schol and he has a crush on his dad's boss's daughter... Read It To Find Out...

Everybody told him to be a man. Nobody Told Him How.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(4 of 8 readers found this comment helpful)
Jena, May 27, 2009 (view all comments by Jena)
More readable than Catalyst (which took a little bit of patience) but not as good as Speak, I would still recommend Twisted to any teen looking for an intense and involved reading experience. Books that are (kind of) in the same vein? Sharon Draper's Tears of a Tiger and Paul Fleischman's Whirligig.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(3 of 5 readers found this comment helpful)
Sharon Skinner, May 26, 2008 (view all comments by Sharon Skinner)
Everything I read by Laurie Halse Anderson ends up being measured against Speak, which is an excellent book. Unfortunately, in my opinion, Twisted doesn't quite measure up. I found it difficult at times to relate to and care about the protagonist, and I didn't quite believe his epiphany. However, I do think that Halse Anderson did capture a lot of the essence of teenage boy in this book.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(7 of 10 readers found this comment helpful)
View all 4 comments

Product Details

ISBN:
9780142411841
Author:
Anderson, Laurie Halse
Publisher:
Speak
Author:
Asher, Jay
Author:
Ellen, Laura
Subject:
Boys / Men
Subject:
Social Issues - New Experience
Subject:
Social Issues - Adolescence
Subject:
Family problems
Subject:
High schools
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Adolescence
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
Girls & Women
Subject:
Situations / Adolescence
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Mysteries & Detective Stories
Subject:
Situations / Physical & Emotional Abuse
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20080531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 0.6 lb
Age Level:
12-17

Other books you might like

  1. The Absolutely True Diary of a...
    Used Trade Paper $9.95
  2. Your Own, Sylvia: A Verse Portrait... Used Hardcover $7.95
  3. The Quillan Games (Pendragon Book 7)
    Used Hardcover $6.95
  4. Looking for Alaska Used Trade Paper $6.00
  5. Thirteen Reasons Why
    Used Hardcover $8.50
  6. Someone Like You (Reissue)
    Used Trade Paper $4.95

Related Subjects

Children's » General
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Adolescence
Young Adult » General

Twisted New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$9.99 In Stock
Product details 336 pages Puffin Books - English 9780142411841 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In this debut teen thriller, Tricia Farni was last seen alive the night she fought with Roswell Hart—a night Roz cant remember. Can Roz piece together the events of that night, despite the eye disease that robs her of most of her vision, in order to clear her name and find a murderer?
"Synopsis" by ,

Theres none so blind as they that wont see.

Seventeen-year-old Tricia Farnis body floated to the surface of Alaskas Birch River six months after the night she disappeared. The night Roz Hart had a fight with her. The night Roz cant remember. Roz, who struggles with macular degeneration, is used to assembling fragments to make sense of the world around her. But this time its her memory that needs piecing together—to clear her name . . . to find a murderer. This unflinchingly emotional novel is written in the powerful first-person voice of a legally blind teen who just wants to be like everyone else.

"Synopsis" by ,

“Dead girl walking,” the boys say in the halls.

“Tell us your secret,” the girls whisper, one toilet to another.

I am that girl.

I am the space between my thighs, daylight shining through.

I am the bones they want, wired on a porcelain frame.

Lia and Cassie are best friends, wintergirls frozen in matchstick bodies, competitors in a deadly contest to see who can be the skinniest. But what comes after size zero and size double-zero? When Cassie succumbs to the demons within, Lia feels she is being haunted by her friend’s restless spirit.

In her most emotionally wrenching, lyrically written book since the multiple-award-winning Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson explores Lia’s descent into the powerful vortex of anorexia, and her painful path toward recovery.

spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.