High school senior Tyler Miller used to be the kind of guy who faded into the background average student, average looks, average dysfunctional family 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 the school, in his family, and in the worldIn Twisted, the acclaimed Laurie Halse Anderson tackles a very controversial subject what it means to be a man today Fans and new readers alike will be captured by Tyler s pitch perfect, funny voice, the surprising narrative arc, and the thoughtful moral dilemmas that are at the heart of all of the author s award winning, widely read work 4.5 Stars When Tyler commits a foul deed he is served with a summer of probation and community service With all the hard labor of his community service his body starts bulking up which catches the eye of a popular girl named Bethany Bethany invites Tyler to a party When Tyler shows up Bethany is drunk and takes Tyler up to a room Tyler realizes Bethany is drunk and tells her he doesnt want to do anything which makes Bethany mad When naked pictures of Bethany start to show up on the internet 4.5 Stars When Tyler commits a foul deed he is served with a summer of probation and community service With all the hard labor of his community service his body starts bulking up which catches the eye of a popular girl named Bethany Bethany invites Tyler to a party When Tyler shows up Bethany is drunk and takes Tyler up to a room Tyler realizes Bethany is drunk and tells her he doesnt want to do anything which makes Bethany mad When naked pictures of Bethany start to show up on the internet the blame is automatically pointed at Tyler I enjoy anything Laurie Halse Anderson writes I think she did a great job of writing from a Male s point of view I loved how she writes about real life issues There are trigger warnings of Suicide, depression, bullying, and alcohol I don t know exactly what it was about this particular book that touched me so much I ve read other books written by Laurie Halse Anderson, they were all great, but Twisted just totally blew my mind.This is a story about Tyler, a teenage boy who, trying to disengage himself from years of social invisibility, commits an act for which he is given 6 months probation and forced to a summer filled of character building labor When the summer is over, Tyler is a new person he is now a muscular hu I don t know exactly what it was about this particular book that touched me so much I ve read other books written by Laurie Halse Anderson, they were all great, but Twisted just totally blew my mind.This is a story about Tyler, a teenage boy who, trying to disengage himself from years of social invisibility, commits an act for which he is given 6 months probation and forced to a summer filled of character building labor When the summer is over, Tyler is a new person he is now a muscular hunk and has a reputation of being a dangerous badass He is suddenly courted by his dream girl and hated by her jock brother, the two are accidentally his father s boss kids On probation for his stunt, Tyler struggles to balance his consuming crush with pressure that comes from schoolwork and his explosive father, and after Tyler is implicated in a serious crime, his balancing act falls apart He reaches a point of such pressure, that he is not sure he can take it I am always skeptical of female authors who try to write from male POV Very often we end up with unrealistic dream boat type males But Anderson doesn t disappoint Her Tyler is so real, so flawed, so lost and confused and twisted His story consumed me and I couldn t help myself from praying for Tyler to succeed in his quest for his own identity At one point I was fearful he wouldn t make it, but thankfully Anderson s books always end with triumph.A very moving read that I will not soon forget.Reading challenge 1 T This is the second book I ve read by Laurie Halse Anderson and I was impressed yet again Her writing is very personal and gets right inside the protagonist s mind in a way that pulls the reader into the centre of her stories Twisted is about a teenage boy called Tyler who finds himself in the high school limelight after pulling a stunt that lands him with 6 months probation and hard labour which then results in him gaining a super hot body and a bad in a good way reputation Suddenly, his This is the second book I ve read by Laurie Halse Anderson and I was impressed yet again Her writing is very personal and gets right inside the protagonist s mind in a way that pulls the reader into the centre of her stories Twisted is about a teenage boy called Tyler who finds himself in the high school limelight after pulling a stunt that lands him with 6 months probation and hard labour which then results in him gaining a super hot body and a bad in a good way reputation Suddenly, his impossible crush on Bethany doesn t seem quite so impossible and everything looks like it s going Tyler s way for once that is until he is accused of a serious crime that he didn t commit Then his whole world turns upside down and almost no one is on his side, including his father.I think Anderson has done an amazing job with Twisted I was never bored and I sympathised with all the protagonist s emotions and turmoil I still didn t enjoy it quite as much as I did Speak and I think that s simply because I can never quite relate to male point of views as well as female But I want it understood that Anderson did a great job as a female writer creating a male voice that was realistic and not romanticised I am definitely going to readfrom Laurie Halse Anderson Laurie Halse Anderson s Twisted is one hell of a hand grenade launched into the canon of teen lit Tyler s senior year is about to start and things are looking like this community service for the Foul Deed is about over, classes are going to be hell, and the hottest girl at George Washington High has Tyler on her radar as does her a hole brother, Chip Ty has changed a bit as well the summer of landscaping has given him a new physique, and a new confidence, but like Aunt May says to a transf Laurie Halse Anderson s Twisted is one hell of a hand grenade launched into the canon of teen lit Tyler s senior year is about to start and things are looking like this community service for the Foul Deed is about over, classes are going to be hell, and the hottest girl at George Washington High has Tyler on her radar as does her a hole brother, Chip Ty has changed a bit as well the summer of landscaping has given him a new physique, and a new confidence, but like Aunt May says to a transformed Peter Parker, with great power comes great responsibility And who exactly is going to teach Tyler how to be responsible This is where Twisted really gets going Talking to the overworked, distant father is a certain heat getter for Tyler, so that option is out Ty s best friend, codename Yoda, has learned everything there is to know about life from Star Wars not a bad place to learn a thing or two, but it s not Tyler s holy grail of worldly wisdom Then, there is The Party Not to give anything away about that, but I ll just hint that this also is a story about how one s past screw ups can make others point the finger at you when some really scary stuff hits the fan