Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Twisted

Stayed up last night to read and ultimately finish the book Twisted, by Laurie Halse Anderson. I must say, that I really enjoyed the book. I could relate to the characters in the book, and felt authenticity in the voice. Tyler went from nerd boy to rebel which got him noticed by some in a positive way. The truth of cliques and crossing over into other groups reminded me of Ruby Payne's work. Tyler's friendship with Yoda was funny, as was his sister's transformation into her own person. The serious undertones of suicide, drinking, internet bullying were true to life and well done. It was a great night of a book I couldn't put down!