Tilt by Ellen Hopkins

Tilt

byEllen Hopkins

Paperback | February 11, 2014

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Love—good and bad—forces three teens’ worlds to tilt in a riveting standalone novel from #1 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 worlds 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 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 wrenching story from Ellen Hopkins.

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 ...
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Title:TiltFormat:PaperbackDimensions:624 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.7 inPublished:February 11, 2014Publisher:Margaret K. McElderry BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1416983317

ISBN - 13:9781416983316

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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.

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"By turns poised and visceral."