“ Its not what I expected. I thing the story is wonderful everything that happen to tyler was a lot to take in but it worked out. Anderson did a wonderful job at this book. I like how it was humorus yet serious sometimes too.”Akward X_X McMuffin wrote this review Monday, April 22, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“It was awesome.”sherleymagny wrote this review Saturday, April 20, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“it is a good book”kevin wrote this review Thursday, April 11, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“it is awesome ”* NISHAT * wrote this review Sunday, March 17, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Tyler Miller was a nobody. He had a best friend and went about his school day going unnoticed, until he decided to get noticed. Tyler spray painted the school and got arrested. His outdoor work not only gave him community service he needed and the muscles he didn't have. Tyler caught the attention of a popular girl and school and thought his senior year was going to change everything. But an out of control party brought Tyler back to Earth. Now he was getting a lot of attention, but not the good kind. With his parents always fighting and things at school getting worse, Tyler starts to think there is only one way out. Will he take it?
I really wanted to like this book, but felt it was forgettable. I chose it because of the male main character, but the character didn't give me much to root for. The high school scene was pretty intense, and the English teacher was a surprise, but that's about it. Plus, the ending was too quick and came together a little too nicely for me.
There are discussion questions included in my copy of the book that students could discuss in small groups.
Technology plays a huge role in this book. It would be interesting to see if the students could post a picture, delete it, and then try to find it again. How savvy are students when it comes to the information they put online.
Doctor Faustus is mentioned in the book and comes up at a pivotal time. Students can read and discuss why the author chose this work to include in her story.
Video games: good or bad? Students can debate the effects of playing video games on young people through opinion and research.
“Tyler is a senior in high school who has recently gotten in trouble for spray painting the walls of the school during the summer. Tyler is not the most popluar kid in school but he will soon become the most known after an inccedent with this rich popular girl named Bethany Milbury. Bethany Milbury is Tylers dads bosses daughter. When they returned to school during the summer Tyler changes the way he dresses and act and Bethany starts to like him. Bethany invites Tyler to go to the football game with her, he goes and at the end she gives him a kiss and invites him to a party. The day of the party Tyler has to walk two hours because he has no car. When Tyler gets to the party he discovers that Bethany is wasted, she drags him up to a room up stairs and tries to have sex with him. Tyler wants to, but he resist because he respects her, she disses him. Hannah and Yoda which is Tylers sister and best friend are about to leave and ask Tyler to come, he stays to make sure Bethany gets home safe. Tyler drags her out drives chips car and took them home and threw the keys on top of the house because he is mad about Bethany making out with this guy named parker. He is accused the next day of school for taking nude pictures of her read to find out if he is guilty or not.”Caleb Myers wrote this review Friday, March 8, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Review: I have finished reading this book and I really enjoyed it. I liked the friendly teenager theme and I got more interested that the author used sexual expression and swear slang words such as “jeans tightening near the zipper” or “WTF”, so it sounded more friendly and familiar because teenagers actually use such words. Moreover, I liked the title of this book ‘Twisted’ came from Tyler’s completely twisted situation. On the other hand, there were some points that I felt missing unlike two books that I read this year. I really loved the development till the crisis part. The story was built since the setting so well and I liked the flow but after the crisis part, the story was unfolded hazily and lackadaisically so I felt the book was unfinished and dragged out. There were also many humors and fun events at the beginning, but as the story got more serious and depressing, it became dreary and sometimes the development was too obvious so I got bored later. For instance, after Bethany’s nude pictures were spread, Tyler got suspected and everyone tried to avoid him. Police kept investigating him and the principle told him not to come to the school for a while. This was too boring to me and I wanted more interesting happenings than this. I might feel this way because I expected too much because setting was built well and unfolding was very satisfying to me. Furthermore, after the climax part, I felt like the story just stopped and got equivocated so I was frustrated. I expected a straightforward development after nice unfolding setting. Especially, I really disliked the ending of this book because it didn’t actually show us how the story ends. I wanted to know more what happened after that. I felt like this book just ended too suddenly. Other than these, I liked this book due to the way the author described and friendly story. Therefore, I'm giving 3 stars for this book.
Comment #2: Now I’m on page 201. As I read this book more and more, I get more curious and interesting in the story. There are many sarcastic and fun expressions such as “kissing the ground that Bethany walked on”(92) or conversation between Tyler’s brain and hormone. I think these kind of descriptions are the most interesting point of this book. I also like many love-lines and relationships and many trifles caused by them. I am a teenager just like characters in this book, so I totally sympathize and understand them and I think this is another reason why this book is very interesting to me. However, as the conflict starts in earnest, I got so annoyed. I could feel so angry because of too much sympathy and there were actually many teenagers who suffered from similar rumors just like Bethany in this book. As the theme of this book is very realistic and familiar, I just felt so bad that these kinds of events also happen in actuality. Now, I am really curious how this conflict and problem will be solved and Tyler will overcome huge pains and himself.
Comment #1: I’m on page 100. Before I read this book, it’s marked as limit age of 15 due to depiction of sexuality and teen topics such as alcohol or drugs. Therefore, I got an expectation just because of the age limit. As I expected, there were many sexual description such as “The moan woke up my trouser snake”. It was considerably impressive because I’ve never read this kind of book. Moreover, this kind of expressions may interest readers though the story is typical and normal. The story is so common unlike unconstrained and straightforward expressions, but it still interests me due to love lines between teenagers which I can empathize or take it intimately. Furthermore, I like calmed development of this book and though the story is not unique, I am still curious what will happen next.”
“This book was ok.The way that the book ended was kind of weird and not what I would has suspected.It wasn't that interesting to me but it was alright”Paris C. wrote this review Friday, February 8, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This was a great book, but infuriating. Don't think I could read it again.”Faythstar wrote this review Thursday, January 31, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No