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By WritingJulia, Binghamton, NY

Walking the halls of high school has proven to be challenging. Miniscule steps can feel like miles when surrounded in unfavorable circumstances, so sometimes it is comforting to escape to literature for compassion in the complexity. Thankfully there are books that provide such assurance.

Laurie Halse Anderson is the cherished author of the typical classroom read Speak. Like Speak, Twisted profoundly illustrates the mind of a social outcast. High school senior Tyler Miller has accrued some new attention after completing community service for costly vandalizing his school. The boy who used to be transparent in the eyes of his classmates becomes integrated with his peers alongside a rebel’s reputation. The reputation scores the notice of Bethany Milbury, Tyler’s crush and father’s boss’ fashionable daughter.

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