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Tricks 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 fam

  • Title: Tricks
  • Author: Ellen Hopkins Laura Flanagan Jeremy Guskin Cassandra Campbell
  • ISBN: 9781615730186
  • Page: 219
  • Format: Audiobook
  • Tricks By Ellen Hopkins Laura Flanagan Jeremy Guskin Cassandra Campbell, 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, thWhen 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

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    1. Posted at Shelf InflictedWhen I went to pick this book up at the library, I was surprised at how small and fat it was Great, just what I need a 600 page book and hardly enough time to read When I opened up the book and glanced at the first few pages, I was delighted and shocked the margins were so wide and there were no than seven words per line Then I thought, wait a minute, this is freakin poetry Since I read so little poetry and never developed an appreciation for it, I left the library slig [...]

    2. melissa413readsalotDamn All of Ellen s books are rough as hell I love them, but they get right into your bones and tear you apart I have to share an excerpt from the book that I m all too familiar with Some PeopleNever find the right kind of love You know, the kind that stealsyour breathe away, like diving into snowmelt.The kind that jolts your heart,sets it beating apace, an anxioushiccuping of hummingbird wings.The kind that makes every terribleminute apart feel like hours Days.Some people fli [...]

    3. Tricks was my second Hopkins book I read Impulse a while ago and remember devouring it in a matter of hours and loving it I wish I felt the same way about Tricks Hopkins has established herself as a crusader of tough teen issues drug use, suicide, abuse This book was no exception The author approached teen prostitution head on, not sugar coating it and without unnecessary moralizing I applaud Hopkins for that, not many authors have guts to touch this kind of subject As for the novel itself, it l [...]

    4. Oh my god So I got this book the first day it became available at the book store yesterday , and I couldn t wait to read it So I did And it was AMAZING Ellen Hopkins does it again in this beautifully written novel told in verse titled Tricks It is about five teenagers who each come from different backgrounds, some in the upper class, some in the lower class Three girls, two boys Four are straight, one is gay But they all have one thing in common they are all searching for acceptance, love, freed [...]

    5. Wow I m not sure whether it s Hopkins writing style or subject matter that shakes you to your core, or both, but either way, it s nothing short of spectacular and I know that days from now, I will still be thinking about this book Well, perhaps haunted would be a better term.By the title alone, you can deduce what awaits these characters, a life of teen prostitution, but what you will not expect is the events and choices that will lead them there It s enlightening and heartbreaking, it will make [...]

    6. Maybe I ve just overdosed on Ellen Hopkins again , but the overwhelming emotion this book left me with was relief Relief that this book was done, relief that there wasn t another of her books in my stack at home That makes it sound like I hated this book, and I didn t Maybe I m just emotionally exhausted by her writing, which can best be described as intense Maybe if I read this book again in a year or two, maybe after a cheerful middle grade fantasy, I d like it better And maybe one day I ll do [...]

    7. That s what he saidFollow me, and find The meaning of loveIn my bed I followed, Found sheets coldAs death Neither of usCould warm them,Not me, notHim Not a maelstrom Of body heat so intense It felt like fever AfterWe slept, chilled He tossedAnd turned, lost In some obnoxious Dream And when we Woke, he ordered meAway trigger warning for rape, depression.Tricks is, in true Ellen Hopkins fashion, a tough book to read It follows five young teenagers as they explore sex for the first time and their e [...]

    8. Tricks was my first Ellen Hopkins book and I have to admit that I underestimated her Not many books have the ability to make me feel as much as Tricks did This will probably be the hardest review I ve ever written, because I don t think I can properly find the words to explain my feelings for this book I m in awe.In Tricks, there were five main characters whose perspective we read from three girls and two guys Each character was so different, particularly in who they were and how they found them [...]

    9. Did a reread of this book this year, and my thoughts are pretty much the same from the first time that I read this back in 2014.Another profound read from Ellen Hopkins Whether she is telling a true to life story or a fiction each of them always touch me in a very emotional way She writes with such realism that you have no choice but to feel what our characters are feeling, and to experience what they are going through So much emotion comes to the forefront when I read one of her books.In this s [...]

    10. First of all, let me say I m about 100 pages from finishing and I just simply can t It s not that it isn t good It is It s just the subject matter is so heartbreaking, terrifying, and too voyeristically gratituous that I can t bring myself to do it Frankly, the descriptions of the rapes, kids prostituting themselves, etc, were just too much for meI literally became nauseated It s the same feeling I got after reading Living Dead Girl Yes, these are characters, but the fact that you KNOW it really [...]

    11. I absolutely loved this book and I have an absolute love for all of her books This book is by far the best of her works that I have read I can t wait until this fall when the sequel comes out All the characters and plot were amazing I just don t know what to say because she always makes me speechless.

    12. When all choice is taken from you, life becomes a game of survival I was a bit skeptical when I found this for cheap at a used bookstore All I ve heard of Ellen Hopkins is glowing praise, but I wasn t sure whether I would enjoy reading a book written in verse, but her subject matters won me over I am so glad I finally read this The sequel is already on my wishlist, and I m on the lookout for of her works Turns out that part of what makes her books so emotional and heartfelt is the fact that the [...]

    13. Tricks tells the stories of 5 teens who find themselves, due to various situations, leading dangerous lives in prostitution and turning tricks Eden is from an ultra conservative and religious family who disapprove of her dating Seth works with his father on a farm in a rural area and struggles with his homosexuality Whitney can t seem to live up to her sister or earn her mother s love Ginger s own mother is addicted to drugs and engages in prostituting herself and Cody finds himself in financial [...]

    14. Five teens share the traumatic events that lead them to prostituting their bodies Meet Eden, Seth, Whitney, Ginger and Cody all average teenagers from moderate income homes In the course of the story, most of them will lose their virginity in traumatic ways, get disowned by their parents or simply fall into the vicious circle of drugs But once you spiral down into the world of prostitution, can you just as easily get out I d never do that is something you stop saying as you grow up It s impossib [...]

    15. In typical Hopkins fashion, she spends the entire book creating salacious details and very little time with the consequences of her characters actions Skip it and hid it from young readers

    16. When you sell your body,you also sell what s inside.Piece by piece, you sell your soul.Tricks has a ton of glowing reviews, so I was expecting to enjoy this one when I picked this up To add to that, I just recently finished Impulse and really liked it However, this one fell flat for me I tried so hard to like it, but I rarely felt sympathy for the characters and the plots all kind of ran together to the point where I forgot who was who.This book has five points of view Five Usually, I wouldn t m [...]

    17. 4 stars I don t consider myself a Hopkins fan I ve read many of her books and hated most of them But I actually genuinely love this book This is my favorite of Ellen Hopkins series mostly because it doesn t just read like torture porn A lot of her books don t even have hopeful endings someone dies or doesn t make their way out, every single time Tricks allowed the characters to leave and improve their lives With emotional and physical trauma, but not dead This book was ultimately hopeful, which [...]

    18. Tricks is a riveting tale of the struggle between acceptance and survival 3 girls and 2 guys must make life changing decisions in their quest to find peace, love and happiness Ive read only one of Ellen Hopkins books before Impulse and was blown away by it Besides the fact that her books are written in prose, Hopkins brings out the purest, rawest part of the human condition The story flows from bad to worse and even through all the horrible decisions and horrifying experiences, you can t help bu [...]

    19. Want to see bookish things from me Check out my Youtube channel youtube channel UCfer3.5 Stars 5 deeply troubled teenagers, living all around the world are trying to deal with their hardships end up turning to prostitution This is the story about Whitney, Seth, Cody, Ginger and Eden and what led them to become teenage prostitutes.I love Ellen Hopkins and her writing style It s so easy to read and her stories are always so gripping it makes it impossible to put her books down Even though each ch [...]

    20. I m a little biased here so this will be short My favorite books by Ellen Hopkins, by far, are her Kristina books Those, in my opinion, far surpass anything else I ve read by her, including this.I don t mean to say this isn t good it s great I d definitely go higher than the four stars if I could do a half but it s just shy of the five star rating for me Hopkin s manages to intertwine five different teenagers lives, all very different lives at that, and connect them together in the way she s so [...]

    21. Three words heartbreaking, depressing nightmareI had a really hard time getting through this book Not because it was poorly written, but because it was heart wrenching I was disgusted, I was appalled, I was depressed.I couldn t definitely feel a emotional change in myself the week I read this book It took me a long time to want to read something again and I just wanted something light and fluffy.Hopkins is a powerful writer and I give her kudos for writing about these issues, I know I could neve [...]

    22. Twas a bit hard to follow, being told through the perspectives of five different teenagers I could always remember what was going on with the first two characters, Eden and Seth, but the others got mixed up and forgotten about in my heard sometimes.Overall though, very good book, and it s definitely something everyone should read It really opens your eyes to some of the horrors that exist in the world And as always, I loved Ellen Hopkins s writing.

    23. Oh man this book was intense Was a nightmare Pretty sure I need therapy after reading this book This was definitely a hard book to read and I felt really uncomfortable, sick, saddened and somehow I just couldn t stop reading But I need to go read a happy book now DAMN

    24. Never knowing what it means to love someone else, than themselves.More than life itself, or the promise of something better.

    25. I read this book when i was a junior in high school and thought it was really dark and crazy It discussed such deep topics about youth and the dark side of being a teenager which intrigued me and back then i enjoyed it and felt i learned from it And I don t even remember if I finished it Now, reading this story as a young adult was so much Knowing about the world made this book have so much sense to meHow as a teenager, I related to the characters and now as a young adult, it was like the inn [...]

    26. Tricks, a novel by Ellen Hopkins, introduces five teenagers and their initial struggles with love Eden, the daughter of religious zealots, is torn between their strict teachings and her desire for Andrew, her caring boyfriend Seth is a farm boy who wants but can t have both his father s approval and the warm embrace Loren, the boyfriend he met through a personal ad on the Internet Whitney tries to find the love her mother has always denied her by turning to a boy named Lucas Ginger tries to take [...]

    27. Rhyanne Lynch January 18,2012Period 2 Tricks by Ellen Hopkins Review How much of yourself are you truly willing to destroy in order to survive And once you have made these decisions, will you ever be the same After dwindling down to nothing, and realizing there is no one to save you, what would you do Most could never imagine having to answer such drastic questions, but for five teenagers, these are questions they have asked themselves before In the novel Tricks by Ellen Hopkins, descriptive and [...]

    28. When all choice is taken from you, life becomes a game of survival TRIGGER WARNINGS Prostitution, Substance Abuse, Gambling, Rape, and Abuse.This book was dark That s coming from me, I read a good amount of dark books but this was alotIn this book we follow 5 teenagers who all are going through relationship issues and home issues, etc These characters all end up getting tied into the prostitution business, all who get abused and violated by clients, family, and there partners Eden Straight Femal [...]

    29. Source I own a signed copy of this book.Note These are my personal opinions I received no outside person comments.I haven t read an Ellen Hopkins book in a long time That may be due to her online persona on her personal Facebook account She has a lot of opinions on political issues and barely post writerly stuff.That being said, and placed aside, I have found my own interactions with Hopkins quite cheerful She is a very kind person and cares very deeply about her fans.When I do read an Ellen Hop [...]

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