Friday, August 17, 2012
Tilt, by Ellen Hopkins
Barnes & Noble
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.
**I won this book from Goodreads as a First Reads giveaway**
I absolutely ADORE Ellen Hopkins and was so excited when I won this book, a companion piece to her adult novel, Triangles. Hopkins is as amazing as ever, and I was completely engrossed in this book. The way she weaves the characters' stories and lives together is simply beautiful.
I love how she writes in verse; studying the pages reveals new secrets. I savored this book and re-read passages, pages, and sections.
A wonderful addition to her collection of YA novels.