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Tricks - Ellen Hopkins
Tricks
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"When all choice is taken from you, life becomes a game of survival." Five teenagers from different parts of the country. Three girls. Two guys. Four straight. One gay. Some rich. Some poor. Some from great families. Some with no one at all. All living their lives as best they can, but all... show more
"When all choice is taken from you, life becomes a game of survival." Five teenagers from different parts of the country. Three girls. Two guys. Four straight. One gay. Some rich. Some poor. Some from great families. Some with no one at all. All living their lives as best they can, but all searching...for freedom, safety, community, family, love. What they don't expect, though, is all that can happen when those powerful little words "I love you" are said for all the wrong reasons. Five moving stories remain separate at first, then interweave to tell a larger, powerful story -- a story about making choices, taking leaps of faith, falling down, and growing up. A story about kids figuring out what sex and love are all about, at all costs, while asking themselves, "Can I ever feel okay about myself?" A brilliant achievement from New York Times best-selling author Ellen Hopkins -- who has been called "the bestselling living poet in the country" by mediabistro.com -- Tricks is a book that turns you on and repels you at the same time. Just like so much of life.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781416950073 (1416950079)
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Pages no: 627
Edition language: English
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Reading for Sanity
Reading for Sanity rated it
4.0 Tricks
Tricks Ellen Hopkins, 2009 Five teenagers, all from different areas of the country, discover just how far they can fall when desperation leads them to trade or sell their bodies for sex. The Goodreads discription is a little misleading,saying "What they don't expect, though, is all that can...
Read, Run, Ramble
Read, Run, Ramble rated it
5.0 Tricks by Ellen Hopkins
One of the most uncomfortable and hard to read books I've ever finished. Hopkins has no trouble uncovering the hidden and taboo and bringing it into full light. Tough to read, but even tougher to know that it actually takes place.
bryceoc
bryceoc rated it
4.0 Tricks
I usually rate books based on how much I enjoyed them. This book would probably have one star if I did that here. It was graphic, painful, depressing. I felt drained once I reached the end. (For some reason, I have a habit of reading really emotionally intense books all at once. Maybe it's easier to...
Bibliofiend's Bookbag
Bibliofiend's Bookbag rated it
5.0 Tricks
Wow! I hesitated to join the Hopkins train but this was an incredible book. Heartbreaking. Graphic but tasteful, real and necessary. Beautifully written.
I'll think of a damn title later
I'll think of a damn title later rated it
4.0 Tricks
...Wow.That's all I think to say right now.
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