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Tricks Audiobook

Tricks

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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 Colorado Springs 10-19-09
    Gerald W. Riley Colorado Springs 10-19-09 Member Since 2008
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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.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Kat Ferguson 07-29-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Very raw."

    I really enjoyed the realism in the stories. This isn't a feel good book, it's an eye opening book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    alene 02-02-15
    alene 02-02-15 Member Since 2016
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    "I very much enjoyed"

    This was a very addictive book I couldn't put it down. I recommend it to any body.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Diane De Baun Hemet, CA, US 05-17-14
    Diane De Baun Hemet, CA, US 05-17-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Dark and depressing"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Someone who likes sad and debauched stories


    What was most disappointing about Ellen Hopkins’s story?

    I was hoping for the story to turn around and get more positive so I listened for a while til I couldnt take it anymore, making me ill


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

    Illness, darkness. I guess the title Tricks was the clue.


    Any additional comments?

    It might actually be a good wake up call to some teens to be careful and that the world does have alot of treachery in it.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Gayle Fairfield, Ohio, United States 01-20-17
    Gayle Fairfield, Ohio, United States 01-20-17 Member Since 2016
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    "great!"

    another great one by Ellen! not as good as crank an glass but I loved this to!

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    Brandi Keplinger 01-08-17 Member Since 2016
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    "loved this."

    cant wait to listen to the next one! I love reading books by Ellen Hopkins.

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    catherine bitner 04-14-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Hopkins does it again!!"

    The narrators were fantastic!! I didn't want it to end! A very entertaining book! A must read!

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    Brian Rawcliffe 12-30-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent as Always"

    The only thing I dislike are one or two of the readers. They are a tad over the top. But, the story is still intense.

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    Florencia Miami, FL, United States 12-15-15
    Florencia Miami, FL, United States 12-15-15 Member Since 2011
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    "snore.........zzzzzzzzzz-"

    this book had so many characters all headed in different places in life. The parts that were supposed to be serious or someone was in danger, well, they were a joke. would not recommend to en enemy. it was horrible.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    kaija 11-14-15
    kaija 11-14-15 Member Since 2015
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    "moving"

    this book gave me plenty of feels. i am constantly impressed hy ellen hopkins' writing and by the quality of her audio recorded books. like watching a movie with you ears. enthralling.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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