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Tilt Hardcover – September 11, 2012
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"Brimming with shoes about to drop (some do, some don’t) and the drama her fans devour . . ."--Kirkus Reviews
"Graphic, bitingly honest, and voluminous verse." (SLJ)
"By turns poised and visceral." (The Horn Book Guide)
Top Customer Reviews
What prevented me from awarding this book my usual 5 stars is the plethora of secondary characters who have their own stories. All of these characters are interconnected in some way...blood relatives, friends, friends of friends. Not only that, but each of the parents of the three main characters have their own dramas. Breaking with her usual form of telling the story through the first person characters of her main characters, this time Hopkins let's everyone have their say. Helpfully, the book designer reminds us that these are "outside observers" by placing their chapters on greyed paper. After awhile with all the cousins, and aunts and uncle, boyfriends and girlfriends, and a posse of friends for each of the characters, I began to wish the book had included a dramatis personae to keep them all straight.
Additionally, Hopkins covers a ton of hot button topics...Read more ›
What really ruined this book for me was the fact that I could not get emotionally invested in the characters’ lives.
Mikayla never really spoke to me. I couldn’t understand her romance with Dylan. I really couldn’t see their romance as anything other than a very unhealthy co-dependency. Mikayla’s every thought was about Dylan, and about how she could twist and turn and bend herself in every which way to make him happy. We only start to see real character from her when she finds out she’s pregnant, and even then she’s over the top, jealous, petty and immature. I really wished throughout the whole book that someone would give her a reality check, because her chapters were definitely very difficult to tolerate.
Harley got on my nerves more than anything. She's is tired of being a “good girl”, so she wants to change that. Harley does so many things that I really wish never to read again. I’m 18, and seeing a 14-year old make so many subsequent bad decisions was agonizing. I ached to be her mother and slap some sense into her. All I can really say about her overall outcome is: it was expected.
The only point of view that I really enjoyed was Shane’s. Shane’s story was the one that captivated me the most, and the one that didn’t make me want to roll my eyes most of the time. Shane and Alex’s relationship was so different and so genuine from the other relationships in this book. They had to overcome religious parents, judgmental peers, health issues, mental disorders, etc.Read more ›
Anyone who is an Ellen Hopikin fan, loves poetry or the style of poetry and just wants a good book to read should definately purchase this book. Upon reading this book, I couldn't put it down, I wanted more and the ending came much too quickly for me to handle. I wanted more and was disapointed that it ended, it leaves you amazed and compleately shocked.
Not only is the story good, but the way it is written, this is a fantastic book for critical thinking and analyzation. Please highly consider this book when you are shopping. I hope you have a great time experiancing it as I did. I will definately be purchasing mor Ellen Hopkin in the future, she is truley gifted.
a sequel? I hope so. I do recommend this because it covers many important topics.
Tilt is one of those books that has you smiling and laughing one second and then crying the next. I think I related to Harley the most because she's like every other teenage girl. She just wants to be accepted, loved, and enough for people. Sadly she takes to acting out in a negative way to get that attention, she doesn't realize that some people never truly see the beauty in others and accept them for who they are. I don't want to give anything away but what happens to her is tragic and I felt my heart break a little bit while we watched her in this downward spiral. After realizing what was going on with her I can't believe that her mom, Andrea, didn't realize how her daughter was self destructing in Triangles.Read more ›
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I really like the whole story but The ending left so many questions unanswered and It really didn't have a strong conclusion. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Amazon Customer
Loved how I connected with all of their stories. Inspiring, wonderful, original, just plain awesome! I really love Ellen Hopkins!Published 2 months ago by Joy Felton
I have always enjoyed reading Ellen Hopkins novels. They are fast and easy reads but they are starting to really become repetitious. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Wendy D.