Jun 27, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Tilt by Ellen Hopkins

Waiting on Wednesday recognizes that we as bookies pine for books. This post is about what I am impatiently waiting for right now. It was started by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

By now I think we all know that I adore Ellen Hopkins & poetry & verse. Well she's done it again. While I still haven't been able to get my hands on a copy of her adult novel Triangles, I have a feeling that this is kind of the teen version of that basic storyline. I'm not saying it's the same, but I think it will have the same feel to it. Tilt is set to hit the shelves 9/11/12.

Tilt coverLove--good and bad--forces three teens' worlds to tilt in a riveting novel from "New York Times "bestselling author Ellen Hopkins.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.

From Goodreads 

These are some very serious subjects that I fully expect Hopkins to handle with the same visceral & adept hand she has used in all her other works. I truly cannot wait to see what happens in this book. What are you waiting on this week?

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