Anderson, Laurie Halse. Twisted. United Sates: Penguin Group. Print.
Written by: Laurie Halse Anderson
Reviewed by: Dennis Lam
Recommended Audience: Young Adults
In this novel written by Laurie Halse Anderson, Tyler Miller used to just fade in the background of George Washington High, until he got caught doing graffiti on the school. He spent his whole summer working outdoors at the school to pay off his fine , but his work shaped his physical body . Tyler returned next school year as a senior and his body attracted the attention of the high school queen bee Bethany Millbury, but unfortunately she had to be his father’s boss’s daughter and the sister of Tyler’s biggest enemy,Chip.
Everything didn’t worked out so well after the scandal about the wild drunken party that Tyler and Bethany were involved in and Tyler was the prime suspect of the case. Tyler struggled to explain about what happened at the party, and how it was going to affect his dad’s job. His family isn’t perfect either, his dad is a work-alcoholic, his mother dulls her pain by drinking, and his little sister is a sassy freshmen in high school. Tyler came to realize what it is like to be popular and his consequences that led him to thoughts of suicide. Tyler soon found a way to resolve all his problems.
I recommend this book to any young adults. The story relates to a lot of the drama that usually happens around high school. As soon as you read the book, you will feel like you are actually in it. Twisted is well written and easy to read novel from Laurie Halse Anderson.
Interview with the author about the book: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKH3R7nRZng
About the author: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iq_O9kEcJ3w
Autobiography about the author:http://pabook.libraries.psu.edu/palitmap/bios/Anderson__Laurie_Halse.html