"Because once you tilt the truth, it becomes a lie." ~ pg. 12
Love has consequences. Love will also tilt your world. Add lies to the mix and lives begin to tilt.
Three teens (of the parents featured in Ellen Hopkins' Triangles) are interconnected through their parents' relationships. Mikayla is head over heels in love with Dylan. But when she gets pregnant the summer before their senior year, Dylan isn't so in love anymore. Shane has accepted that his little sister will die soon from a terminal illness, but can he also accept that his first boyfriend Alex, who is HIV positive, may live a short life too? Like any other 14-year-old, Harley is a good girl searching for love, but from an older boy.
From reading Triangles, I was already familiar with the lives of these three teens through their parents' point of view. Tilt is told from the teens' own perspective and tells a more detailed story that touched my heart. So many topics are touched on: teen pregnancy, HIV, sex, infidelity, abortion, adoption, illness and love. Even though some of the topics seem fit for just adults, this book is appropriate for young adults (yes—your teens!) too.
Don't let the number of pages (664) discourage you. The entire book in written in traditional prose—which is Hopkins' trademark writing style. It keeps you reading and flipping the pages to finish the story. I cannot recommend this book enough. Read it!
There are two sides to every story. Tilt is the perfect companion to Triangles. Check out the book trailer below:
Author: Ellen Hopkins
Published: September 2012