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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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?
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.
“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.
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