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Tilt by Ellen Hopkins

Love—good and bad—forces three teens’ worlds to tilt in a riveting novel from New York Times bestselling author Ellen Hopkins.

Three teens, three stories—all interconnected through their parents’ family relationships. As the adults pull away, caught up in their own dilemmas, the lives of the teens begin to tilt….
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 that 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.
Love, in all its forms, has crucial consequences in this standalone novel.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416983309
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Publication date: 09/11/2012
Pages: 608
Sales rank: 446,486
Product dimensions: 5.36(w) x 7.06(h) x 1.82(d)
Lexile: HL590L (what's this?)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Ellen Hopkins is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of eleven young adult novels, as well as the adult novels Triangles, Collateral, and Love Lies Beneath. She lives with her family in Carson City, Nevada, where she has founded Ventana Sierra, a nonprofit youth housing and resource initiative. Visit her at EllenHopkins.com and on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter at @EllenHopkinsLit.

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Tilt 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 104 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I suggest you shut up. Ive read every single one of ellen hopkins books, and i dont regret them one bit. Shes a talented author, who writes about serious real-world issues. Shes amazing at what she does. These books are phenominal. Ill be a fan of hers until I die. She writes these things because she can, and because these are things that appeal to mist anyone. Ajd i niticed you dont recommend it to 12-14 year olds, but say its okay for 16 and up. What about me? Im 15. If you dont like these books, you obviously dont get the message she sends out, and yiu have bad taste in genre.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
HOPKINS did it again! I've read all her books and this one is just as amazing. It goes along with Triangles (even tho TILT starts where it was middle of TRIANGLES) so definatly read Triangles first.
Nicole_67 More than 1 year ago
One of the greatest author's out there. Ellen Hopkins is an outstanding writer. I've read every single one of her books. Yes, these books are intense. There's  sex, drug use, cursing, the whole 9 yards. But those elements are what make them so raw, real , and captivating. If you are too immature to handle it, don't leave the book a bad review. These books leave you speechless in the best way possible.
laura24 More than 1 year ago
The was one of the better books I have read and I feel this was an honest portrayal. Shane, Mikayla and Harley come from homes that are broken. They try to find love they don't have at home. Their lives are changed throughout the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
ive started reading ellen hopkijs novels and welll theyvare so real they dont make up some childish romance and i just love how the format is in beautiful poetry some people say it is disgusting but that means you are just too immatyre to handle real stuff.
kb1997 More than 1 year ago
I love Ellen Hopkins books so much!! I picked up the first one in the series at school in the library because it stood out to me.  I started to read it and I instantly got hooked. I finished the book that night after school. I also think I read maybe 2 or 3 more in the series (hard to remember; read it a couple years ago). HANDS DOWN ELLEN HOPKINS IS ONE OF THE BEST YOUNG ADULT AUTHOR OF  ALL TIME!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can never put this book down sadly to say this reminds me of people i know today
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm 16, and the looming threat of deseases and teen pregnancy are everywhere. I finished the book in less than a day, and couldn't stop reading. It makes you reconsider your own past decisions. I really hope there will be a sequel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing even though by the end I was crying like a little girl. It gives the reader a bitter taste of reality andrealize that every story doesn't have a happy ending. Either way its in my top ten next to the book theif!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was absolutely ahmazing. I couldn't put it down from the second that I started reading it. Ellen Hopkins does a wonderful job of captivating you and pulling you into the story so deeply and so quickly that you have no choice but to keep reading! As if you'd want to do anything else! I am someone who just flies through books, particularly love stories while looking for love myself, and I have to say that this is one of, if not THE best book I've come across so far. I'd recommend it to anybody and everybody, because I feel like this is a book where all people can connect to in some way. I will be waiting at the edge of my seat for a sequel, I can hardly wait! Ellen Hopkins, this is WONDERFUL, give us more!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im in love with this book. Ellen is a very talented writer and i agree with many of u she writes about real world topics. I enjoy romantic novels but i loved this one! Im 12 i understood the book but i wouldnt suggest reading it untill atleast 8th grade. Make it a point to read this book. Ive also eard that the rest of ellens books are amazingly writen too.
JennieOhJennie More than 1 year ago
Ellen Hopkins never fails to make a good story by addressing controversial topics and real life situations. I think this book is so moving (like every one of her books) because it touches on things that could happen to any of us! This book is about teenagers, but I'd recommend it to anyone. I also loved how it connects to her other book Triangles but is still a wonderful book and understandable on its own. I love Ellen Hopkins's books and would tell anyone to read them!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tilt is an amazing book I loved it. I loved the story plot. Just amazing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book, and great read highly recommended if you a fan or love her books!!!
Anonymous 11 months ago
My least favorite of Ellen Hopkins books. The plot was predictable and hard to slog through. The characters didn't make an impression and their choices were so easy to guess that the book felt like a giant waste of time to me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful book. I was 13 when i read it and im 15 now. Ive been through a ton of things i shouldnt of had to go through and was getting into things to mature for my age. I can relate to this story a lot. The sex and bad relationshps are relatable to me and a lot of others out there. I reccomend reading if youre young so this can open your eyes and let you see how to handle bad situations. Most teens may not me mature enough for this book though. It is very graphic and has language. But as a 13,14,and 15 year old girl, it was very eye opening and made sense.
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mamelotti96 More than 1 year ago
I have been hearing about and seeing Tilt and Ellen Hopkins for the longest time, and I finally came across her books when I was at the library recently. I picked up Tilt and Tricks to start off with. Have any of you read Ellen Hopkins? Which books of hers do you recommend? I have always been intrigued to read her books, because she writes in verse/prose. However, I will admit that it did take me a bit to get used to her writing style, but once I did I flew through the story. Keeping all the characters straight was also a bit tricky for me. You have the three main narrators: Mikayla, Shane, and Harley. They were easy to keep track of, but then all the minor characters were thrown in, such as all the parents, siblings, family members, and friends. Everyone was connected to each other, so then you had to remember if they were distant cousins or if their parents were close friends. Mikayla's story centered around her belief that she had found the love that everyone searches for in their life. She thought her life was perfect: great grades, awesome boyfriend, cushioned lifestyle. That belief all changes when she finds herself to be pregnant, and Dylan wants nothing to do with being a family of three. We stand on the sidelines as we watch the internal war of keeping her child or aborting the baby in order to keep Dylan in her life. As Mikayla moves further into her pregnancy the decision becomes harder and harder. Her story shows how pregnancy can happen to anyone, whether you are in perfect shape, have great grades, and a nice inheritance or poor as heck and average in every other department. Shane falls in love with Alex, who informs him that he is HIV positive. Instead of leaving him, he embarks on a relationship with Alex, who becomes someone he could never imagine being without. Shane's home life isn't in the best shape. He has a four year old sister who has Type I spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), which means she can't eat, move, or talk. Her death is always on the horizon. His mom devotes all of her time to taking care of Shelby. Shane's father is absent most of the time, but when he isn't he's passed out drunk or making homophobic remarks. Shane falls into depression, which leads to alcohol abuse and self-medicating in order to dull the pain of not being fully intimate with the boy he loves and not having the proper attention he wants from both of his parents. His story focuses on how dealing with issues your own way can lead to a frightening outcome. Harley's story focuses on the constant pressure that girls feel to please boys. The pressure to look hot and sexy, so boys will pay attention to them and "love" them. She falls in with a boy named Lucas, who has a goal to take her virginity. He doesn't care about her like she thinks he does, but she still does everything he tells her to do. She slowly realizes this isn't want true love is, but finds that she is in too deep when she finds how easily Lucas can persuade her by whispering sweet nothings in her ear. Her story reiterates the message that you do not need to change anything about yourself (clothes, body size, personality traits) for anyone, especially for those who claim to love you. Tilt was a raw read. There were times I was shaking with anger and other times where I wanted to break down with the characters. Hopkins does not sugar coat anything, but instead brings awareness to reality.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tiltiour rank order (ranks at next res): &star<_>~ Too young to have kits. <br> &star&star<_>~ Too young to have kits. <br> &star&star&star<_>~ Too young to have kits. <br> &starf<_>~ May have a mate. <br> &starf&starf<_>~ May have kits. <br> &starf&starf&starf<_>~ May have kits and adopt kits. <br> &hearts<_>~ Highly privledged. <br> &hearts&hearts<_>~ Medcats cannot have a mate/highly privledged. <br> &hearts&hearts&hearts&starf<_>~ Leader. <br> &star&hearts<_>~ Too old to have kits.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All though Ellen's book ]s are considered &quot;controversial&quot;, they have an extremely important message. If you are immature and can't look past the older themes, you really need to put this book down. Why read a book with such a powerful message if you're going to look past the message? I don't think that people should say people ages 12-14 shouldn't read it, every kid is different. I'm fourteen and I have enjoyed every book from her that I read. And one thing is for SURE, you will never catch me going near meth.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was just amazing
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is this a series and if so what are the other books?