Tilt By Ellen Hopkins

11133791Tilt By Ellen Hopkins

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

Genre: Contemporary, Realistic Fiction and Young Adult

Release Date: September 11, 2012

Pages: 604 (hard cover)

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.

(My Opinion)

I was expecting more from this book because the synopsis is really well written. Kind of a let down, it falls short and might disappoint.  Sean is the most interesting to me because he has a lot more obstacles to overcome than Mikayla and Harley. He’s different and strong in ways that not very many people think he’s capable of. In her usual books, the characters jump off the pages. The main characters are pretty stiff and a bit lifeless. I wasn’t freaking out the way I expected myself to. I didn’t freak out very much to be honest.

There’s too many people getting their share of opinions. Instead of  just the three main characters, there are a lot of secondary characters who get a page with their opinions on things (complete random shit that is irrelevant to the story by the way). At first it’s fine because the first few people who get their opinions told are important to the stories like boyfriends and family members. Somewhere in the middle of this story, I think that Ellen Hopkins ran out of steam and started giving completely random characters an opinion about things that don’t matter. The ending ruins most of the book. I wanted more but instead got nothing and I’m pissed off.

Tilt still has Ellen Hopkins’s special touch with the characters going through different problems and having different lives. I really like the writing style because it’s smooth and very graphic while still leaving the readers to use their imagination. Fans of her previous books might be disappointed. I wouldn’t recommend this book as your first Ellen Hopkins choice.

three ah 3.5 Dreamy Clouds

Tilt By Ellen Hopkins

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

Genre: Contemporary, Realistic Fiction and Young Adult

Release Date: September 11, 2012

Pages: 604 (hard cover)

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.

(My Opinion)

I was expecting more from this book because the synopsis is really well written. Kind of a let down, it falls short and might disappoint.  Sean is the most interesting to me because he has a lot more obstacles to overcome than Mikayla and Harley. He’s different and strong in ways that not very many people think he’s capable of. In her usual books, the characters jump off the pages. The main characters are pretty stiff and a bit lifeless. I wasn’t freaking out the way I expected myself to. I didn’t freak out very much to be honest.

There’s too many people getting their share of opinions. Instead of  just the three main characters, there are a lot of secondary characters who get a page with their opinions on things (complete random shit that is irrelevant to the story by the way). At first it’s fine because the first few people who get their opinions told are important to the stories like boyfriends and family members. Somewhere in the middle of this story, I think that Ellen Hopkins ran out of steam and started giving completely random characters an opinion about things that don’t matter. The ending ruins most of the book. I wanted more but instead got nothing and I’m pissed off.

Tilt still has Ellen Hopkins’s special touch with the characters going through different problems and having different lives. I really like the writing style because it’s smooth and very graphic while still leaving the readers to use their imagination. Fans of her previous books might be disappointed. I wouldn’t recommend this book as your first Ellen Hopkins choice.

three ah 3.5 Dreamy Clouds

Favourite Book Quotes Of The Week#8

Tilt By Ellen Hopkins

 Favourite Quote: I don’t understand what sad means. It must be how you feel, like when you can’t find your smile.

Beautiful By Amy Reed

Favourite Quote: Maybe this is all love is and all it will ever be– boys fucking girls and pretending it’s love, girls getting fucked and pretending they like it, saying “I love you, too,” and wanting to throw up.

An excerpt from Tilt By Ellen Hopkins

Ellen Hopkins is just a great author. She is probably the only author who writes poem-formed books that I actually head over heels love. Identical was the first book I read by her and it was because someone was reading it on the Subway and the shiny cover caught my eye (also because the person was gasping and holding on to the book intently as if it might disappear if she didn’t.)

So far, I’ve read three of her books-Identical, Impulse, and Perfect. And I’m currently reading Crank, her first book.

Okay so if you’re reading this then you know that Ellen Hopkins is amazing or you’re curious. I have a link to read an excerpt from her newest book, Tilt. Just from reading the summary I know it will be amazing.

(Summary taken from Goodreads)

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.

For the excerpt for Tilt click Here.