Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Wishlist Wednesday!


Wishlist Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Dani at Pen to Paper. This week, I'm wishing for Tilt by Ellen Hopkins, the author of Crank. The colourful cover caught my eye and the summary equally piqued my curiousity. Here's the Barnes and Noble summary: 

TILT is the story of three teens inter-related through their parents' family relationships and friendships. As their parents pull away, caught up in their own dilemmas, the kids' worlds tilt, through love--good and bad:Mikayla, almost eighteen, is over-the-top in love with Dylan, who loves her back jealously. But what happens to that love when Mikayla gets pregnant the summer before their senior year, and decides to keep the baby?Shane turns sixteen that same summer, and falls hard in love with his first boyfriend, Alex, who happens to be HIV positive. Shane has lived for four years with his little sister's impending death. Can he accept Alex's love, knowing his life, too, will be shortened?Harley is fourteen—a good girl searching for new experiences, especially love from an older boy. She never expects to hurdle toward self-destructive extremes in order to define who she is and who she wants to be.
I love books that feature multiple points of views and perspectives, especially those that are not typically explored in literature such as Alex, a gay teen. These three characters and their stories seem to be about first love in all its various forms, a subject that I find really interesting. I also really enjoy the free-verse poetry form the story is told through. Hopefully this book is as edgy, deep and interesting as it seems!

Tilt will be released September 11th, 2012

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