Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 272 pages, 8.25 × 5.31 × 0.7 in
Published: March 25, 2014
Publisher: Gallery Books
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1476763623
ISBN - 13: 9781476763620
Read from the Book
Twisted Chapter 1 In high school, biology was my favorite subject. What fascinated me most were species that transform into a whole new being. Like pollywogs. Or butterflies. They start out as one thing, but end up something else entirely. Unrecognizable. Everyone always looks at butterflies and thinks, “How lovely.” But no one ever thinks about what they had to go through to become what they are. When the caterpillar builds its cocoon, it doesn’t know what’s happening. It doesn’t understand that it’s changing. It thinks it’s dying. That its world is ending. The metamorphosis is painful. Terrifying and unknown. It’s only afterward that the caterpillar realizes it was all worth it. Because now it gets to fly. And that’s what I feel like right now. I’m more than I was before. Stronger. Did you think I was tough before? Fooled you. Some of it was just bravado. A façade. Dealing with Drew Evans is like swimming into one of those rogue waves at the beach. He’s overwhelming. And either you kick hard to keep up, or he rolls over you and leaves you behind with a face full of sand. So I had to pretend to be a hard-ass. I don’t need to pretend anymore, because now I’m granite. Impenetrable, all the way through. Ask anyone who’s survived an earthquake at midnight, or a house fire that wipes out everything that matters. Unexpected devastation changes you. And I mourn the old me. And my old life. The
From the Publisher
When spontaneous and carefree meets cautious and responsible, falling in love can get just a little Twisted
There are two kinds of people in this world: the ones who look first, and the ones who leap. I’ve always been more of a looker. A planner. Cautious. Then I met Drew Evans. He was so persistent. So sure of himself. He made it easy to leap with him.
Did you think Drew and I were going to ride off into the sunset and live happily ever after? So did I. But life is about choices, and Drew already made his. In fact, he tried to decide for the both of us—but you know that’s not my style. So I came back to Greenville, to spend some time alone . . . sort of.
Because old habits die hard, and sometimes you have to go back to where you began before you can move ahead again.