Twisted by Lisa Harrington

By (author): Lisa Harrington

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Lisa Harrington

Lisa Harrington’s work has appeared in A Maritime Christmas; her first novel, Rattled, was published to critical acclaim in 2010. She holds a degree in English Literature from the University of Acadia, and has worked as a childcare worker and a teacher. A lifelong resident of Nova Scotia, Harrington currently resides in Halifax.

Reviews

“Engaging and unpredictable, this thriller offers a chilling account of one teen’s encounter with a family member living with schizophrenia that is sure to spark meaningful conversations about mental health. Through convincing dialogue and well-paced scenes, Harrington captures the right balance of romance, self-discovery, and adolescent anxiety, but Twisted is best suited for older readers able to appreciate the mature, bittersweet nature of love, loss, and longing.”
– Best Books for Kids and Teens

“Harrington is highly skilled in setting up a mystery, creating an atmosphere of foreboding, and building suspense.”
– Resource Links

“Lisa Harrington excels at creating briskly-paced, carefully-plotted narratives that are taut and filled with just the right amount of tension … ultimately, it is a chilling tale that provides a sobering look at mental illness and ample food for thought but still leaves the reader wondering.”
– Atlantic Books Today

“Harrington’s writing is fresh, exciting, and perfectly targeted at her young-adult audience. Her pacing is flawless, holding the readers’ interest without fail and not letting go until they reach the book’s white-knuckle end.”
– The Chronicle-Herald

“If Twisted is anything beyond a young adult story of finding love and support under difficult circumstances, it’s a cautionary tale of the dangers of refusing to talk about mental illness and shaming those dealing with it.”
– CanLit for Little Canadians

Awards

  • CLA Young Adult Book of the Year 2015, Short-listed
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    Dimensions:

    268 Pages
    8in * 5.4in * 0.68in
    260gr

    Published:

    September 01, 2014

    City of Publication:

    Toronto

    Country of Publication:

    CA

    Publisher:

    Cormorant Books

    ISBN:

    9781770864139

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    Language:

    eng

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