Please join us for an ALAN Online BookChat to discuss TWISTED with the author, Laurie Halse Anderson .

Date: Wednesday, 7/25/07
Time: 9:00 PM Eastern

Here’s more about TWISTED:

High school senior Tyler Miller used to be the kind of guy who faded into the background—average student, average looks, average dysfunctional family. 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 the school, in his family, and in the world. In Twisted, the acclaimed Laurie Halse Anderson tackles a very controversial subject: what it means to be a man today. Fans and new readers alike will be captured by Tyler’s pitchperfect, funny voice, the surprising narrative arc, and the thoughtful moral dilemmas that are at the heart of all of the author’s award-winning, widely read work.

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  1. halseanderson July 24, 2007 at 1:13 pm - Reply

    Is there anything special I need to do to participate, or do I just click on the URL at the appropriate time?

  2. thunderchikin July 24, 2007 at 3:19 pm - Reply

    Yes, you must answer the questions. 🙂

    Other than that, just click on the link and join right in.

  3. halseanderson July 25, 2007 at 7:03 am - Reply

    ::snorts first cup of tea of the day::

    OK. I can do that.

  4. brent_watson July 25, 2007 at 8:20 pm - Reply

    It’s about 45 minutes before the chat is scheduled, but it looks like I can already ask something. I hope I’m not stepping on any toes, but I’m going to ask a question anyways. Ms. Anderson, I don’t want to spoil anything, so I’ll ask this very carefully. I thought that Bethany was actually a pretty good person who, because of her age and immaturity, got caught up in something stupid. I think Tyler and her would make a great couple. Why did that not happen? I hope that made sense without messing up the ending or any major plot points. I got plenty more questions, but I don’t want to hog the chat.

  5. thunderchikin July 25, 2007 at 8:49 pm - Reply

    Hi, Brent. The chat’s about to start. You can join us at

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