From the Publisher
Love-good and bad-forces three teens' worlds to tilt in a
riveting novel from New York Times bestselling author
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
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
About the Author
Ellen Hopkins was born in Long Beach, California on March 26, 1955. She started her writing career with a number of nonfiction books for children, including Air Devils and Orcas: High Seas Supermen. She has written about 20 non-fiction books. Her first novel, Crank, was written in verse and met with critical acclaim. Her other fiction works include Burned, Impulse, Glass, Identical, Tricks, and Fallout.
About the Book
Three teens, connected by their parents' bad choices, tell in their own voices of their lives and loves as Shane finds his first boyfriend, Mikayla discovers that love can be pushed too far, and Harley loses herself in her quest for new experiences.
Published: September 11, 2012
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books