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 ... read more
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... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
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 world. In 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 pitchperfect, 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.
this is a very good book and recommend it to anyone
“"....keep your nose clean, and come back in a month. - Again with the clean-nose thing. authority figures had a pathological fear of boogers, that's how I saw it."”Tyler Miller
Why bother trying? What was the point? So I could go to some suck-ass college, get a diploma, march out into a job that I hated, marry a pretty girl who would want to divorce me, but then she wouldn’t because we’d have kids, so instead she’d become the angry woman at the other end of the kitchen table, and the kids would grow up watching this, until one day I’d look at my son and he’d look just like that face in the bathroom mirror? If that was life, then it was twisted.Highlighted by 30 Kindle customers
Again with the clean-nose thing. Authority figures had a pathological fear of boogers, that’s how I saw it.Highlighted by 23 Kindle customers
Before we left, I found one of the doctors who had helped me and quietly asked him to slit my throat. The guy said no and suggested I talk to my family doc about antidepressants.Highlighted by 21 Kindle customers
Her smile was fake, like a piece of paper with a smile drawn on it had been glued to her face.Highlighted by 20 Kindle customers
Caution: contains characters and plots guaranteed to induce sleepiness. Do not attempt to drive or operate heavy machinery after ingesting more than one chapter. Has been known to cause blindness, seizures, and a terminal loathing of literature. Should only be taken under the supervision of a highly trained English teacher. Preferably one who grades on the curve.Highlighted by 19 Kindle customers
I was a different size, a different shape. I kept trying to squeeze into a body, a skin suit, that was too small. It rubbed me the wrong way. I blistered. I callused. I scarred over and it kept hurting. I would never fit. But, really, I didn’t want to fit.Highlighted by 18 Kindle customers
It gave me a choice. I could become the new Lord of Darkness myself, or I could take a gamble and be reincarnated. I chose wisely.Highlighted by 16 Kindle customers
Chip froze in the doorway, trying to make sense of the sight of me a) in his house, and b) carrying his sister, who c) was enjoying a) and b).Highlighted by 13 Kindle customers
He rolled his eyes, but he had been a homeroom teacher for one hundred and twenty years, so he was prepared.Highlighted by 10 Kindle customers
But then I saw them: angels with ponytails gathered in the parking lot.Highlighted by 10 Kindle customers
This books talks about sex, drugs/alcohol, family problems, violence, and a lot about suicide and depression. It also contains crude language. There is even a note at the beginning saying that this book is not for children. However, it's nothing that most young adults haven't faced before, and the way Tyler, the protagonist, deals with these issues and grows from facing them gives a good message to readers.
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