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Publisher Description

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.

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
2009
August 25
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
640
Pages
PUBLISHER
Margaret K. McElderry Books
SELLER
SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
SIZE
9.2
MB
AUDIENCE
Grades 9 and Above

Customer Reviews

LauraDuqu ,

Well Done

I recently did my thesis on underage prostitution in the Us-scary reality ~ however this book was the "pre" to Traffiked which was assigned as a Nutmeg Summer Reading, for my soon to be Freshman daughter. So I gambled a read and this POV is masterfully written! The points of each child was so well executed? Their backgrounds? I believe this should have made nutmeg too!!! Bravo

fattywatty7 ,

A sure mind blower!

Truly my favorite book. The way that Hopkins puts in so much emotion and detail into something looked down upon can really give the characters a great amount of empathy. Beautifully written. It is intended for a rather mature audience given it has such great detail and complicated yet deep matter. The predicaments of each character is sure to blow your mind and leave you speechless. Fantastic book! If you like this book, you'll also LOVE "Burned", also by Hopkins.

KatyNowell ,

Amazing

This book is so intense and has such a good story line you will never put it down

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