Brand: Margaret K. McElderry Books

Product Code: 9781481498241

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$13.99 13.99
Brief Description:
Five troubled teenagers fall into prostitution as they search for freedom, safety, community, family, and love.


Marc Notes:
Copyright date 2009.;Includes an excerpt from Perfect.;Five troubled teenagers fall into prostitution as they search for freedom, safety, community, family, and love.;Ages 14+.


Review Quotes:
"Each story is unique...while readers may connect with some characters more than others, they will long remember each painful story."-- "Publishers Weekly"


Publisher Marketing:
Five troubled teenagers fall into prostitution as they search for freedom, safety, community, family, and love in this #1 New York Times bestselling novel from Ellen Hopkins.

"When all choice is taken from you, life becomes a game of survival."

Five teenagers from different parts of the country. Three girls. Two guys. Four straight. One gay. Some rich. Some poor. Some from great families. Some with no one at all. All living their lives as best they can, but all searching...for freedom, safety, community, family, love. What they don't expect, though, is all that can happen when those powerful little words "I love you" are said for all the wrong reasons.

Five moving stories remain separate at first, then interweave to tell a larger, powerful story--a story about making choices, taking leaps of faith, falling down, and growing up. A story about kids figuring out what sex and love are all about, at all costs, while asking themselves, "Can I ever feel okay about myself?"

A brilliant achievement from New York Times bestselling author Ellen Hopkins--who has been called "the bestselling living poet in the country" by Mediabistro.com-- Tricks is a book that turns you on and repels you at the same time. Just like so much of life.


Review Citations:
  • Kirkus Review - Children 07/01/2009 (EAN 9781416950073, Hardcover)
  • Publishers Weekly 07/20/2009 pg. 141 (EAN 9781416950073, Hardcover)
  • Booklist 08/01/2009 pg. 62 (EAN 9781416950073, Hardcover)
  • School Library Journal 10/01/2009 pg. 128 (EAN 9781416950073, Hardcover)
  • Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2010 pg. 98 (EAN 9781416950073, Hardcover)
  • BookPage 10/01/2009 (EAN 9781416950073, Hardcover)
  • New York Times Book Review 05/31/2015 pg. 48 (EAN 9781416950073, Hardcover)
  • Wilson Senior High Catalog 04/11/2019 (EAN 9781416950073, Hardcover)

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.