Green Road Reads: Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson

June 18, 2009

twistedIf you like romance, dramatic, sad, funny stories then this is the book for you! Laurie Halse-Anderson has done it again! She has written another excellent book that you just can’t put down. I spent most of the night reading Twisted even though I was very tired in the morning. It was worth reading all the suspense and sadness going on in Twisted. Read the rest of this entry »


Voting Starts Today!

October 12, 2008

For Teen Read Week, that is.  You may not be able to vote for our next President, but here’s your chance to make your vote count.

Teens ages 12-18: Vote anytime this week, October 12-18, for your favorite titles from the Teen’s Top Ten nominations.  If you do, you’re eligible for a prize!  When you get to the end of the ballot, you’ll see what I mean.  It’s just a small token of our gratitude for voicing your choice.  So, click on that link below and vote right now!  For more info about Teen’s Top Ten, click here.

Teens’ Top Ten Nominee for 2008: Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson

July 7, 2008

Tyler Miller, self-professed “zit on the butt of the student body,” has one chance to apologize to Bethany since knocking her over into a puddle of broken glass at her parent’s backyard party. He had been dragged to the party by his over zealous father who was crashing the party in order to win points with his boss, Bethany’s Dad. Could this situation be more unfortunate? Next week, when the most popular senior in his class sits next to him in the lunchroom and puts her injured foot in his lap, right in front of God and everybody, it seems that all is forgiven until an incident of Internet bullying sets him up for disaster.

Author Laurie Halse Anderson writes convincingly as a 17-year-old boy who is dealing with the pressures of family expectations and the “haves versus the have-nots” social scene of high school. His tense, verging on violent relationship with his father erodes the support he might have when accused of Internet slandering his new girlfriend, Bethany. Dark humor and realistic dialogue make this a compelling read.

Twisted is a nominee for the 2008 Teens’ Top Ten. To read more about the Teens’ Top Ten program, click here. To request this book from the library, click here. And don’t forget to place your vote during Teen Read Week, October 12-18, 2008.”

Review by Melissa from East Regional Library

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