Tilt by Ellen HopkinsTilt by Ellen Hopkins


byEllen Hopkins

Hardcover | September 11, 2012

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Love—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.
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 ...
Title:TiltFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:608 pages, 7 × 5 × 2.1 inShipping dimensions:7 × 5 × 2.1 inPublished:September 11, 2012Publisher:Margaret K. McElderry BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1416983309

ISBN - 13:9781416983309

Appropriate for ages: 14


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing read! All the characters story in this novel broke my heart. I cried a lot of tears reading their stories.
Date published: 2018-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love This Book Ellen Hopkins never fails to amaze and impress with her storytelling. I loved this book from the first page to the last.
Date published: 2017-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Whoa! <i><b>"Every word an author writes causes ripples, like tossing a stone into a pond. And you don't know where they'll go, or who they'll touch, or when they might come back to you. I think everything you do is kind of like that, too."</b></i> Brutally, heartbreakingly realistic. Perhaps that's why I had a bit of a hard time reading it. It contains brutal truths about humans and life that I think a lot of us would prefer to not think about or even acknowledge its existence. It was a little hard to grasp the way it is written at first but I grew to appreciate and then love, its beauty. The words and prose are darkly lyrical. Beautiful poetry containing entwining fictional stories with many dark truths about reality.
Date published: 2016-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really Well Done This book covered several heavy topics in a very real way. I especially appreciated how all of the characters were intertwined as apposed to some of her other books where the characters are all completely separate, I think the story just flows nicer and keeps you more engaged.
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not my favourite Hopkins I don't know if it was the plot, characters, prose or what, but this didn't strike me in the way that a lot of Ellen Hopkins's books usually do. It was still enjoyable enough to read, but underwhelming compared to her other books.
Date published: 2016-11-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Absolutely Amazing I loved this book. One of my favourite Ellen Hopkins books! I loved all three characters and their connection to one another. I also loved the issues it covered: teenage pregnancy, growing up/identitfying where you belong, and loss of a sibling! Truly amazing
Date published: 2016-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Book! This book is so great. The writing is beautiful and the message the book delivers is outstanding. It was impossible to put the book down once you got into the story. The characters are amazing. I think this is one of Ellen Hopkins best books she has wrote. LOVE IT!!
Date published: 2014-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow This book at me mad and putting it down, for no more then a few minutes so curious as to would happen next absolutely love it.
Date published: 2013-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! Another great read from Ellen Hopkins!
Date published: 2013-01-28

Read from the Book

Tilt Mikayla My World Tilted Completely off its axis the night I hooked up with Dylan Douglas. It was New Year’s Eve—five months ago—so maybe part of that earth-sway had something to do with the downers, weed and cheap beer, a dizzying combo on an empty stomach. What I know for sure is, when he came slinking up like a cougar—all tawny and temperamental—something inside me shifted. Something elemental. I, probably the oldest prude in my whole junior class, transformed into vamp. When he smiled at me—me!—I knew I had to make him mine. I would have done anything. Turned out, all I had to do was smile back. Just like that, we belonged to each other.

Editorial Reviews

"By turns poised and visceral."