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Friday, July 19, 2013

Book Review: Tilt By Ellen Hopkins


Tilt By Ellen Hopkins

Date Published: September 11, 2012 By Margaret K. McElderry Books
Source: Library
Page Numbers: 608 Pages
Format: Hardback
Cover Love: It's bright. Not usual for an Ellen Hopkins book, simple and sweet and very, very attractive. If I was a book, I'D DATE THIS BOOK.

Summary: Three teens, three stories—all interconnected through their parents’ family relationships. As the adults pull away, caught up in their own dilemmas, the lives of the teens begin to tilt….
Mikayla, almost eighteen, is over-the-top in love with Dylan, who loves her back jealously. But what happens to that love when Mikayla gets pregnant the summer before their senior year—and decides to keep the baby?

Shane turns sixteen that same summer and falls hard in love with his first boyfriend, Alex, who happens to be HIV positive. Shane has lived for four years with his little sister’s impending death. Can he accept Alex’s love, knowing that his life, too, will be shortened?

Harley is fourteen—a good girl searching for new experiences, especially love from an older boy. She never expects to hurdle toward self-destructive extremes in order to define who she is and who she wants to be.

Love, in all its forms, has crucial consequences in this standalone novel.

My Thoughts:
The feels...THE FEELS. That is the reason I LOVE Ellen Hopkins, I love her soooo much. This book gave me so many feelings, I just cannot explain how much I loved this book. 
Its basically the POV's of three different teenagers, Harley, Shane and Mikayla. There is a POV for a person they know at the end of every chapter, which I enjoyed. I love seeing things through a lot of people's eyes in a novel, is that weird? Another thing was the fact these different people didn't really know each other DIRECTLY as in, they weren't friends, but they knew each other's friends and stuff. Its confusing, but for example, Shane is Harley's cousin. Mikayla's sister is Harley's best friend. Shane's stoner friend is Harley's step-brother. 
It was all tied to one another and I liked that.

Each of the three main characters have their own struggles to deal with and I won't say, but they are very, very intriguing to read about. It was written beautifully and a very fast read, don't let the thickness of the book scare you. Its all in poetry form and I was attached immediately. It was unique and unlike anything I've read recently. When I was finished, I was in awe.


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