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3.98  ·  Rating Details ·  2,372 Ratings  ·  204 Reviews
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 pas
Kindle Edition, 284 pages
Published May 22nd 2012
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Kristin (KC)
Jul 22, 2012 Kristin (KC) rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult
*4 Stars*

Twisted sucked me into its awesomeness immediately, creating all kinds of tension, suspense, and intrigue within the first chapter alone. I fell in love with its unique cast of characters and I was even grateful for the derranged ones who allowed the story to remain so true to its name!

The story begins with a bang. Literally-- Maya gets hit by a car. She's ok! Thanks to her sexy, mysterious savior, Ben, who pulls her out of harms way then runs for the hills when he learns her identity.

3 Stars! Somewhat predictable, but engaging read !

Pretty good book about teens handling death and bullying. For the most part I enjoyed the book, but I had a few issues, one in particular involved Ben's parents and their feelings towards him. I had a hard time believing that they could just toss him and and his feelings to the side like they did. Ben however, I loved, and his circumstances really touched my heart. I liked Maya and the way she stood up to the other students and was Ben's champio
Alexis *Reality Bites*
Spoiler Free Review
4 STARS out of 5
Genre: YA Romance

The whole town of Beaumont knows who Ben McCaffey is. And they all treat him as if he is the scum of the earth. He is a phantom in the school hallways going overlooked as if he is not even there. He has no qualms with this in fact he prefers it, even thinks he deserves it. To be treated like he is invisible has been his life for two years. Ever since he was arrested for murder. All because he dated a girl.

Twisted is a story filled with so muc
Jamie ♡♡ submits to books ♡♡
**** 4 "Innocent but still Guilty" Stars ****

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Would you stand up for someone that was being treated horribly even though he was proven innocent of a horrible crime?

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Maya moves back to her hometown after being a way for several years. After the tragic death of her brother and father, Maya's mom could no longer stay in the town that held so many memories, moving Maya from town to town to try escape her own grief. When her grief is numbed by alcohol, Maya is sent back home to live with her sister
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Jul 17, 2012 Tough Critic Book Reviews rated it really liked it
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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
Shelly Crane
Aug 13, 2012 Shelly Crane rated it it was amazing
Shelves: best-books
Whew.......Ok.....Let me process, here.

I read this on a whim. My friend told me about this book months ago. But I read the description and it sounded like a gut-wrencher (which it was) and I usually stay away from those. I read to escape, not be sad and have my heart ripped out. Just don't enjoy those kinds of books.

But THIS BOOK was so different.

It was sad and gut-wrenching and anger-inducing and I cried a good portion of the book. But the way it was written was amazing to me. And the main ch
Amy (BW)
Oct 08, 2012 Amy (BW) rated it really liked it
A truly unique find all wrapped up in a truly uniquely Twisted title!

At first glance, this looks to be your typical tale of teenage love. I couldn't have been more wrong! Amity Hope couldn't have picked a more appropriate title for this little ditty. :o) It's heart-wrenching, raw and emotional. The characters have been beautifully crafted; each one extraordinary. Maya and Ben's friendship unfolds into a true relationship before our eyes. They have both suffered from severe tragedies in their liv
Sep 08, 2012 Stefanie rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book and I also think it would make a good movie
Jen O'grady
Sep 27, 2013 Jen O'grady rated it really liked it
I found this quite a sad story of Maya and Ben who have both been through loss, but Bens is a constant nightmare because his brother murdered Bens girlfriend, and this has forced Ben to become ostracised by society.
Beautifully written,sad and poignant but it has hope.
Just thought the ending was a bit abrupt wanted some more of Maya and Ben.
Mandy Rosas
Nov 29, 2012 Mandy Rosas rated it really liked it
This guy! He reads! One book a day! Why are all the good guys fictional? Gah!
Nov 24, 2012 Christine rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book for a few reasons. I liked how Maya has common sense and she understood why Ben acted the way he did even when he was trying to push her away. It was noce that she wasnt clueless like a lot of female leads are in the book. I even liked that she was pushy! finally a female lead that wasnt a delicate flower, and went after what she wanted, because she understood what was going on with Ben!!! I also liked how real Ben was! you really feel for him and want to hug him and n ...more
2.5 Stars

Why it did not work for me.

Maya was doing the chasing or making every effort to talk to Ben and not the other way around. I do not mind when the heroine is fighting for the underdog. I actual would not have minded that she was the aggressor, but it has to be done right. I can't feel like she is the only one giving. Ben barely gave anything of himself. I did not feel connected because Ben only showed a small piece of himself. I would understand his behavior if he was with Maya and there
Hazel G. (I ♥ Mancandy) *Craves the Angst Reviews* .
Aug 19, 2012 Hazel G. (I ♥ Mancandy) *Craves the Angst Reviews* . rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: EVERYONE!
Terrific read!!!

This was a wonderful book! It was very intense and compelling, had an amazing story and I loved the drama/suspense. Maya and Ben were perfect lead characters and the emotional backdrop was felt in every paragraph! My only complaints are one, it was to short, coming in at about 180 pages and two, the ending was a bit abrupt. I wish there had been more! Maybe because I just wasn't read for the story to end, but either way, I wish it had of been longer. Great read! And definitely
Kellie Maddox-Ward
Oct 10, 2012 Kellie Maddox-Ward marked it as to-read
Only .99 on Amazon... Hope its the bargain I want it to be!
Christina Rodriguez
Feb 28, 2013 Christina Rodriguez rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites

4.5 Stars

"The only time I feel anything even close to normal is when I’m with you. You make me feel at peace.”

“I read because I like it. It passes the time and it sucks you in so you don’t have to think about anything else.”

“As long as you have one person you can trust, the rest of the world doesn’t seem so bad.”

"Just because someone is hurting…it doesn’t give them the right to hurt other people."


Twisted was filled with a community that took one tragic event and
Zoe and the Edge
Dec 11, 2012 Zoe and the Edge rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, romance, squeaky-clean
This book deals with a really tough situation and I felt that the delivery was executed well. I really related to the characters and was angry, stressed and upset along with Maya at the injustice of the community's accusations.

I liked that Maya's friends are multi-dimensional and don't always get along. They're not carbon copied people, they feel real.
Maya surprised me. She's suffered her own losses but she's so...normal. When she meets Ben, she's much more interested in getting him out of his
Nov 01, 2012 Sleepy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
More than 5 stars first of all!!
I loved this book it showed how a tragedy can really ruin the lives of not only everyone involved and there family but the whole town!!! And it can turn someone who is inncoent but part of the tragedy his world upside down!!!
Ben is such a sweet, quiet person who at one point in his life used to be so outgoing and energetic but when his girlfriend is murdered its basically like a huge piece of himself died with her!! When everyone thought he was guilty they kept
Jul 19, 2012 Litonya rated it it was amazing
Maya and Ben, they are such a perfect fit.
Maya is back after being gone 6 years. Her mother couldn't stop running after the losing her husband and son. Such a devastation for any mother and wife, but for Maya it was a wake up call to adulthood and mourning her loved ones while taking care of her mothers heartache. Once Maya's mom is in rehab she goes and lives with her older sister Remy.

Remy is such a great sister, she's Maya's older sister and like all older sisters, cool in some ways and super
Jul 22, 2013 Luli rated it really liked it
Me gustan las historia de personajes marcados y traumatizados que se recuperan de sus heridas...
En esta historia, los dos protagonistas, Maya y Ben, está marcados y condicionados por su pasado, y lo que es peor, ninguno de los dos tiene o tuvo ningún control sobre los hechos ocurridos....desolador...peeero...tienen coraje...Maya es fuerte, y defiende lo que ella cree que es justo, además, tiene a su lado otro personaje (su hermana Remy) que es fantástico y actúa como una persona que la qui
Oct 18, 2012 Megpie rated it liked it
This book wasn't great, but it was good. I didn't connect well with this book and I think that's because I seem to be growing out of YA completely and am venturing into Mature YA/ Adult books. However, this one still kept me entertained.

I enjoyed the story and the characters in it. I really liked Maya. I loved how she stood up to all the bullies for Ben in and outta school.I felt so bad for Ben and all he went through and is still going through. I thought Maya and Ben's relationship was sweet bu
Oct 10, 2012 Radiant rated it really liked it
Maya came to her hometown to live with her sister after the accident that took her father and brother away..along with it a part of her mother's love who is filled with grief and drunk even after years.

Coming back was difficult as it is but it becomes more difficult when she develops a soft corner for Ben,who is blamed to be a part of his girlfriends murder...but Maya never believes it.

Even though Ben avoids her ..Maya is attracted to him and wants to help him out of his shell and guilt..a littl
Heather Adkins
Oct 13, 2012 Heather Adkins rated it really liked it
This book was well-written and well-edited (the latter of which is becoming less and less common, unfortunately). Appropriate grammar, usage and mechanics are gifts a writer gives to his or her reader, and they are appreciated.

I certainly wasn't expecting the climax of the plot, but that unexpectedness was refreshing. The characters really make this book. Maya was compassionate and strong, but not perfect. Ben was precious, and I hurt for him and rejoiced in his growth. I would have liked just
Jan 26, 2013 Suzanne rated it liked it
Interesting book and a very quick read.

I liked it, and I liked the background story.
I liked the strong heroine who stood against the mistreatment of the guy even if it meant making enemies in what was a harsh high school world that the adults did not stop.
Cute story ... and if you have not read the book, stop reading my review now...

The one thing I did not really find very realistic is how the brother just snapped and actually decided he could take a life.
How he went to the place his sister
Jun 09, 2012 Niki rated it really liked it
Shelves: bloom-finished
I really liked this story.

What most drawn me into it was the fact that I kind of understood Maya and I kind of knew what Ben went through. People... people can be cruel. I am so happy none from my closed ones have to went through something like Ben, though some of them went through really bad things, but people don't ignore them and they see they are okay.

The false accusations are one of the worst thing that can happen to you.

All in all, I really like characters. I was so sad for Ben and I was s
Alina Man
Nov 30, 2012 Alina Man rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013-books, favorite
WOW!!!! That should sum it up. Just WOW!!! I was up all night reading this book; just couldn’t put it down. This is the story of Maya Anderson and Ben McCaffey; both are equally broken by past tragedies. The only difference is that Maya has the support of her sister and slowly learns to live again. Ben is wrongfully accused of a crime he did not commit and has to live as an outsider, constantly being scrutinized and abused by schoolmates. In spite of being warned by her friends to stay away from ...more
May 20, 2013 Cas rated it it was amazing
Twisted is absolutely one of the most original books I have ever read. The story is about a teenage girl, Maya , who moves back to her small hometown to live with her sister. She soon learns about a murder that took place about 2 years before her return. A young girl named Kate was murdered by her boyfriend Ben's brother. At least the courts found him guilty, but Maya learns that many people do not feel the brother acted alone and that Ben is probably guilty as well. While getting to know Ben, s ...more
Aug 11, 2012 Annie rated it liked it
I liked this book. I think it dealt with the topics of gossip and guilt in a believable way. You couldn't help but feel bad for Ben and appreciate Maya's desire to befriend him. I would have liked more romance between them, but I guess I kinda view this as the beginning of their relationship. Ben had to get to a place where he could be loved again before turning into a heartthrob romantic lead. (view spoiler) ...more
Sep 01, 2012 Mary rated it it was amazing
review is on

My wonderful friend on Twitter@JennNun recommended this book to me. I am so glad that she did!

Best Part: The whole book was amazing! I could not put it down. Maya and Ben are amazing characters and my heart really ached for them and their stories. I cannot tell you how much I wanted to actually "protect" Ben and Maya throughout the book. From the moment I started reading until the moment I finished the book I cried, laughed (at times) and wanted Ben and
Laura's Book Addiction

I will admit I'm a cover lover if the cover doesn't pull me in am unlikely to read it BUT I read some reviews for Twisted and I thought I would download the Kindle sample and I really liked the story so I downloaded the full book and didn't stop reading. When I look at the cover I think cheese YA romance but this book is so much better than the cover makes it out to be. So much so I wish the author would have it re-designed to be a bit dark & sexy. Twisted is a amazing YA novel that covers
One word "Outstanding" =)
Best Heroine of the month...
Maya stole my heart, her concern,love and understanding for Ben totally won me out........ and damn she was persistent ;)
Ben <3 cute,sweet,caring,boy next door who was brutally damaged, I adored the way he stayed calm to Maya's stubborness...... and esp loved the way he opened up to her.He had been through so much that it tore my heart.....
Loved Phoebe and want a friend like her.....
Alec, I feel pity for him.
All an all brilliant story, ex
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