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Tricks | [Ellen Hopkins]

Tricks

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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 best-selling author Ellen Hopkins, who has been called "the best-selling 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.

©2009 Ellen Hopkins; (P)2009 HighBridge Company

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    Gerald W. Riley 10-19-09 Member Since 2004
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    "Outstanding and Scary"

    This book is excellent. It following the path of teenagers who are rejected, feel unwanted, or trapped, and how their choices result in drugs, death, and even prostitution. The key emphasis is that the teenagers and the parents for a variety of reasons are not communicating. That means that they are not talking AND listening to each other. The result is that a schism develops and widens. This is NOT a parenting book. Rather it is a book that lets you, as the observer, watch and become scared as you want to save these kids from their path of destructiveness only to realize that the saving needed to start before they ever left home. I believe that it is a very good book for teenagers and parents. However, there are multiple sexual descriptions that may not be appropriate for the preteen or the sexually naive teenager.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Doris Steamboat springs, CO, United States 01-29-14
    Doris Steamboat springs, CO, United States 01-29-14 Member Since 2007
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    "Don't get this book"
    Would you try another book from Ellen Hopkins and/or the narrators?

    I have read 4 other books from this very wrong person this will be the last


    Has Tricks turned you off from other books in this genre?

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    Would you be willing to try another one of the narrators’s performances?

    Yes


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

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    Any additional comments?

    This is what is wrong with the youth of today lazy and go the of the drugs Sad

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Janit Westville, OK, United States 09-19-12
    Janit Westville, OK, United States 09-19-12 Member Since 2004

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    Would you consider the audio edition of Tricks to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the book so I can't say but I usually prefer the audio in most books


    What other book might you compare Tricks to and why?

    None to compare


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    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me sad because I know this is what happens to so many kids thoughout the worlk


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