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Twisted, by Laurie Halse Anderson

After Tyler Miller spends a summer of muscle-pumping manual labor, he goes from invisible dork to someone who’s capable of attaching the attention of one of the most popular girls in school. She tries to seduce him at a party, but as she’s completely trashed and he’s sober, he doesn’t think it would be right. But when pictures of the girl passed out and unclothed surface on the Internet, everyone as school is sure Tyler is responsible. Twisted is a great depiction of the isolation of an outcast and the hard lesson that doing the right thing won’t always mean you get rewarded.