Brand: Margaret K. McElderry Books

Product Code: 9781442482845

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Brief Description:
Eighteen-year-old Matt's atheism is tested when, after a horrific accident of his own making that plunges him into a dark, quiet place, he hears a voice that calls everything he has ever disbelieved into question. Told in verse format.


Marc Notes:
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.;Ages 14 and up.


Review Quotes:
Hopkins again tackles hot-button subjects through free verse, taking on cyberbullying, censorship, the role of religion, and the difficulties of veterans returning from war.... Hopkins expertly documents Matt's increasing ability to accept and love others in his life, and eventually himself.-- "Publishers Weekly"


Review Quotes:
Strong and worthy. -- "Kirkus Reviews"


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Hopkins' many fans... [will find] catharsis and comfort in her portrayal of teens facing and surviving myriad societal problems. Fans wait eagerly for the next Hopkins book, and this one will be no exception.-- "Booklist"


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Hopkins's realistic, truthful approach to bullying, religion, and homosexuality make this a powerful story for even the most reluctant readers.-- "School Library Journal"


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Hopkins is well known for her ability to address difficult situations with skill and sensitivity, and this novel is no exception.-- "VOYA"


Publisher Marketing:
Does it get better? The New York Times bestselling author of Crank and Tricks explores the highly charged landscapes of bullying and forgiveness with brilliant sensitivity and emotional resonance.

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 story that explores the worth of forgiveness and reconciliation.


Review Citations:
  • Publishers Weekly 06/16/2014 (EAN 9781442482845, Hardcover)
  • Kirkus Reviews 07/01/2014 (EAN 9781442482845, Hardcover)
  • Booklist 07/01/2014 pg. 82 (EAN 9781442482845, Hardcover)
  • Romantic Times 09/01/2014 pg. 69 (EAN 9781442482845, Hardcover)
  • School Library Journal 08/01/2014 pg. 100 (EAN 9781442482845, Hardcover)
  • Voice of Youth Advocates 08/01/2014 (EAN 9781442482845, Hardcover)
  • Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 11/01/2014 pg. 158 (EAN 9781442482845, Hardcover)
  • New York Times Book Review 11/09/2014 pg. 39 (EAN 9781442482845, Hardcover)
  • Wilson Middle/Jr. High Catalog 04/11/2019 (EAN 9781442482845, Hardcover)
  • Wilson Senior High Catalog 04/11/2019 (EAN 9781442482845, Hardcover)
  • Publishers Weekly 02/02/2015 (EAN 9781442385108, Compact Disc) - *Starred Review
  • School Library Journal 03/01/2015 pg. 80 (EAN 9781442385108, Compact Disc)
  • Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 11/01/2014 (EAN 9781442482869, Open Ebook)
  • School Library Journal 08/01/2014 (EAN 9781442482869, Open Ebook)

Contributor Bio:  Hopkins, Ellen
Ellen Hopkins is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of fourteen young adult novels, as well as the adult novels Triangles, Collateral, and Love Lies Beneath. She lives with her family in Carson City, Nevada, where she has founded Ventana Sierra, a nonprofit youth housing and resource initiative. Visit her at EllenHopkins.com and on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter at @EllenHopkinsLit.