Publish date: August 25th 2009
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Pages no: 644
Edition language: English
, Realistic Fiction
, Sex Work
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...
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.
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...
Wow! I hesitated to join the Hopkins train but this was an incredible book. Heartbreaking. Graphic but tasteful, real and necessary. Beautifully written.
...Wow.That's all I think to say right now.