(Simon & Schuster September 2012)
An exclusive Authorlink AUDIO interview with Ellen Hopkins
June 2012 Authorlink Edition
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How do we each find the strength to hold on when our world has been tilted completely off its axis? New York Times bestselling author Ellen Hopkins explores the question in her latest young adult novel, TILT, to be released from Simon & Schuster in September 2012.
With TILT, Hopkins takes a piercing look at the way parents poor choices and deceit dramatically affect their teenage children. In this, the YA companion to her debut adult novel Triangles (due out in June 2012), Hopkins addresses the death of a sibling, falling in love with someone who is HIV positive, teen pregnancy, and giving too much of yourself away to please an abusive boyfriend.
Caught in the midst of their parents midlife crises, three teens are left to fend for themselves as their formerly secure and familiar worlds are turned upside down. Mikayla is sure shes found the love her parents seem to have lost, but is suddenly weighing nearly impossible choices in the wake of dashed expectations. Shane has come out, unwilling to lie anymore about who he is, but finds himself struggling to keep it all under control in the face of first love and a horrific loss. Harley, a good girl just seeking new experiences, never expects to hurtle towards self-destructive extremes in order to define who she is and who she wants to be.
Intense, gripping, and thought-provoking, TILT explores the ways we each find the strength we need to hold on when our worlds been tilted completely off its axis.
Ellen Hopkins is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Crank, Burned, Impulse, Glass, Identical, Tricks, Fallout, and Perfect, as well as the adult novel Triangles. She lives with her family in Carson City, Nevada. Visit her at EllenHopkins.com and on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter at @EllenHopkinsYA.
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