Rumble by Ellen HopkinsRumble by Ellen Hopkins


byEllen Hopkins

Paperback | February 2, 2016

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Does it get better? The New York Times bestselling author of Crank and Tricks explores the highly charged landscapes of bullying and forgiveness in this “strong and worthy” (Kirkus Reviews) novel.

Matthew Turner knows it doesn’t get better.

His younger brother Luke was bullied mercilessly after one of Matt’s friends outed Luke to the whole school, and when Luke called Matt—on the brink of suicide—Matt was too wrapped up in his new girlfriend to answer the phone. Now Luke is gone, and Matt’s family is falling apart.

No matter what his girlfriend Hayden says about forgiveness, there’s no way Matt’s letting those he blames off the hook—including himself. As Matt spirals further into bitterness, he risks losing Hayden, the love of his life. But when her father begins to pressure the school board into banning books because of their homosexual content, he begins to wonder if he and Hayden ever had anything in common.

With brilliant sensitivity and emotional resonance, bestselling author Ellen Hopkins’s Rumble explores bullying and suicide in a powerful story that examines the value of forgiveness and reconciliation.
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:RumbleFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:576 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.5 inShipping dimensions:8.25 × 5.5 × 1.5 inPublished:February 2, 2016Publisher:Margaret K. McElderry BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1442482850

ISBN - 13:9781442482852

Appropriate for ages: 14


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read This was the first book I read by Ellen Hopkins and was hooked
Date published: 2018-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful book Hopkins writing style is beautiful. She tells honest stories that will break your heart and put it back together again. Loved this book!
Date published: 2018-06-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good! I love ellen hopkins, her writing is so unique. What I really enjoyed about this book was the main character had a happier ending, unlike some of the characters from her other books.
Date published: 2018-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good ellen hopkins never disappoints
Date published: 2017-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good Ellen Hopkins never disappoints
Date published: 2017-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from so good Not her best book, but still not disappointing. Very well written and realtable
Date published: 2017-03-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Still good This book was still really good and I did enjoy it, although I found that I didn't enjoy reading it quite as much as her other books. If you are looking to get into Ellen's books, I would suggest picking up another to start with, but coming back to this one later.
Date published: 2017-02-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good read this book was good however i think that some of her other books were better.
Date published: 2017-01-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Slightly Disappointed I did enjoy this book but It is probably my least favorite of her books, I think I just have really high expectations because I like her other books so much but this one just didn't suck me into the story as much as her other books. Usually I have a hard time putting her books down but there were points of this one that I felt like I was forcing myself to read it, I found the main character to be kind of boring so I couldn't bring myself to care about him much.
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Rumble .... This book has a lot of meaning, about life, choices , family issues, all the things we go through growing up. The only reason I have this book 4 -5 stars is because the ending was not what I hoped for... But I do recommend this book to anyone who loves reading about life and its endeavors ... The ending may dissapoint you but it is exactly a very realistic ending. Life is precious we should enjoy every day of it.
Date published: 2015-03-04

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Rumble In the Narrow Pewter Space Between the gray of consciousness and the obsidian where dreams ebb and flow, there is a wishbone window. And trapped in its glass, a single silver shard of enlightenment. It is this mystics search for. The truth of the Holy Grail. It is this believers pray for. The spark, alpha and omega. It is this the gilded claim to hold in the cups of their hands. But what of those who plunge into slumber, who snap from sleep’s embrace? What of those who measure their tomorrows with finite numbers, cross them off their calendars one by one? Some say death is a doorway, belief the key. Others claim you only have to stumble across the threshold to glimpse a hundred billion universes in the blink of single silver shard.

Editorial Reviews

"The free verse is the perfect form to capture the intense emotions Matthew feels...and those who will find solace in Matthew’s journey, however, will certainly connect with this novel."