Saturday, December 1, 2012

Tilt by Ellen Hopkins

Summary:(from goodreads) 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.
Review: I don't even really know what to say about this book. I really loved this story. This story is focused on the teens from her adult novel Triangles which I haven't read and it didn't affect my enjoyment of this one at all. The plot was really well paced and although this book is 600 hundred pages I couldn't put it down until I was done. I really liked the characters as well. They were all so easy to connect with and i couldn't help but feel bad for them as things spiraled out of control. I liked how all the characters were so connected, it added a lot to the depth. I also enjoyed the brief Perspectives from all of the minor characters as well. It really made the story more enjoyable to get brief glimpses into all their lives. This is such a heartbreaking story in many ways, but it is also a story of hope and love. I don't really have much else to say except that fans of Hopkins's other books will not be disappointed with this one.

1 comment:

  1. I have to admit, I was first captured by the cover. I know everyone says not to judge a book by its cover (guilty I am), but this one is just so pretty :) The book sounds really good, too. Happy reading!

    I'm stopping over from Goodreads :)
    Megan @ Megz Madd Readz and of course, on Goodreads, too!