Monday, August 13, 2012

Twisted by Amity Hope

Twisted by Amity Hope

*Disclaimer: This book is not available in paperbook and is only available for purchase on a nook or kindle.

Maya Anderson has faced 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. He’s despised by some and feared by most.

Determined to become Ben’s friend, Maya begins to break through his layers of emotional protection. It isn’t long before they realize that they both have secrets in their pasts. As the line between dealing with grief and the need for revenge begins to fade, the secrets that draw them together may be what will ultimately tear them apart. Because the closer Maya gets to Ben, the more dangerous her situation becomes.


It's really hard to review this book without including a bunch of spoilers but here goes nothing! I bought this book a couple of weeks ago but hadn't gotten a chance to read it until now because I would always find a different book to read that sounded a bit more interesting. And after reading it I'm really sad I put it off this long! Twisted is a heart breaking tale of Maya and Ben's hopelessly hopeful relationship.
I really like Maya as a character, she's been through a lot in her life and I was so glad when she moved in with her sister for her senior year of high school and could just be a normal teenager and to not be the parent that her mom never was. She first meets Ben when she's hit by a car while riding her bike. He helps her up and brushes her off which is different for him because at this point in his life he's never the hero.
Ben is wonderfully real and unselfish. Maya is the first person in two years who has wanted anything to do with him but he hesitates in being her friend to try to protect her. There are those in the story like Alec who will do anything to keep Ben isolated and when Maya shows some interest he goes to extreme lengths to stop her.
In this book I felt like some of the characters were weak at best. Olivia was very selfish and gullibe and Hailey's character was just plain annoying. They were so quick to believe the rumors circulating the school that i just wanted to reach into the book and slap some sense into them. But all of the side characters weren't bad. Phoebe was a sweetheart in disguise and her love triangle added a nice touch to the story. All in all this book was great. Maya learns how to be with people she loves and who love her and Ben finally starts fighting back.  

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