Friday, January 31, 2014
By Challenged Author, Laurie Halse Anderson
By: Laurie Halse Anderson
Genre: YA realistic fiction
3 out of 5
Although not as great of a read as Speak; fans of Anderson will not be disappointed. Told in the voice of Tyler, a 17 year old high school senior, this book will also interest high school boys that enjoy realistic fiction. Tyler was a high school geek then after a summer of community service he became buff. He moves from geek to popular, that is until tragedy hits. With Anderson bringing to the surface controversial teen issues – rape, drug use, bullying – her book, Speak, has been challenged by some parents and school. I, however, am against banned books and feel while books may focus on hard controversial topics they are also topics that need to be discussed or read by the age group aimed at. Especially when the teens feel alone or the parents are uncomfortable discussing certain topics. Twisted is no exception. This is a great book for all teens to read.