Why are we exploring this topic? Gossip is all around school these days. Many people gossip and many people are gossiped about. People believe rumors even though most of the time they are not true. Rumors can ruin a persons life.
How is this related to Twisted? In Twisted Tyler is charged with vandalism because he spray paints obscenities on school property. After this happens, the whole school knows about it, and is continuously gossiping about what he did. This isn’t a rumor, it's just gossip. But there’s another part in the book where nude pictures are taken & sent around. The pictures were of Bethany whom Tyler was very fond of. There were rumors, and false accusations that Tyler took the pictures. Not only was that a lie, people had also said that Tyler had raped Bethany, that was an even worse rumor.
Conclusion Even though you may not notice it, you're almost gossiping all the time, in every conversation. It may not always be bad, but something's could really ruin a person, like the rape accusations for Tyler. If you don’t know that something is true then don’t say it. With the survey we gave out, we learned a lot of people gossip, about different people and in different places. Which can lead to bigger problems. It shouldn’t be happening as much as it does with so many different people.