Sunday, July 22, 2012

Review: Twisted by Amity Hope

Maya Anderson has had more than her share of tragedy and heartbreak. For the past six years she's constantly been on the move with her mom. When another disaster strikes, she finds herself back in her childhood hometown of Beaumont, living with her older sister for her senior year.

A chance meeting reacquaints her with Ben McCaffey, a long-forgotten classmate from her past. After the death of his girlfriend, Ben has become a social outcast. Despised by some and feared by most. Determined to become Ben's friend, Maya begins to break through his layers of emotional protection. But the closer she gets to Ben, the more dangerous her situation becomes.

DON'T LET THE COVER FOOL YOU! This is a sneaky little gut-wrenching emotional YA-novel stuck in happily ever after zippity do da clothing. This review isn't going to be funny because there was nothing funny about Twisted.

The title comes from what the reader feels while watching Ben go through the tragedy known as his life. A social outcast, bullied. It gives these issues a real voice! Maya isn't a stranger to tragedy either; this is why she is instantly drawn to Ben. Though their relationship isn't very physical, it is very intense and full of emotion. 

For a YA-novel it keeps you on the edge of your seat. It is so heart-breaking at times; I just wanted to jump in the pages and hold Ben. Maya did have her annoying moments paired with some cheesy dialogue, but overall a gripping novel that's extremely fast paced. The ending will leave your jaw dropped followed by an intense smile for having read such a unique story. 

It was something different that came at a time where that's exactly what I needed. Amity Hope, I have my eye on you! READ ON!

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