Thursday, July 15, 2010
Another great novel by Laurie Halse Anderson. I didn't like TWISTED as much as SPEAK and CATALYST, but I still loved it. It's written in first person, from a male POV. This is something we need more of, in my opinion. The teenage boys mind is fascinating.
Poor Tyler. It seems like he can't catch a break. It's one thing after another. And I've felt like that, too. He's a senior, who used to be one of the nerds. His best friend is nicknamed Yoda. And his little sister is a freshman who his best friend likes. And, of course, there's his crush, Bethany who is twin to Tyler's enemy, Chip.
An interesting thing about this book... Normally when I read YA, I could care less about the parents. The less they are involved, the better. But in this one I found myself really curious about Tyler's parents. I actually wanted to know more about them. It was clear something was going on, and I wanted to know what.
If you're wanting a good book with real situations and from a boy's perspective, check this one out.
High school senior Tyler Miller used to be the kind of guy who faded into the background. 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 school, in his family, and in the world.