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ISBN13: 9780142411841
ISBN10: 0142411841
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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.

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“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.

Synopsis:

Laurie Halse Anderson’s award-winning, highly acclaimed, and controversial novel about a teenager who chooses not to speak rather than to give voice to what really happened to her marks ten years in print with this special anniversary edition. Bonus material created for this edition includes a new introduction and afterword from the author, resources, and discussion guide. Will also include a preview of Anderson’s newest book, Wintergirls. The quintessential edition for all fans of this powerfully moving book.

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.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780142411841
Author:
Anderson, Laurie
Publisher:
Speak
Author:
Anderson, Laurie Halse
Author:
Asher, Jay
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
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20080531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.12x5.59x.73 in. .59 lbs.
Age Level:
12-17

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"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.

"Synopsis" by ,

Laurie Halse Anderson’s award-winning, highly acclaimed, and controversial novel about a teenager who chooses not to speak rather than to give voice to what really happened to her marks ten years in print with this special anniversary edition. Bonus material created for this edition includes a new introduction and afterword from the author, resources, and discussion guide. Will also include a preview of Anderson’s newest book, Wintergirls. The quintessential edition for all fans of this powerfully moving book.

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