Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Giveaway: 'Tilt' by Ellen Hopkins

"Tilt" by Ellen Hopkins (Sept. 2012, McElderry Books/Simon & Schuster Children's, $18.99, 604 pp.)

Today I'm giving away a paperback advance reader's copy of the upcoming novel "Tilt" by New York Times bestselling author Ellen Hopkins. "Tilt" was written as a companion piece to Hopkins' adult novel "Triangle."  

At first glance, "Tilt" appears to be a collection of poetry. Hopkins has written the book in poem format, with the names of one of the three characters written at the start of each "poem" so the reader knows who is speaking. So while the book is more than 600 pages, the amount of text per page is pretty minimal. It looks like it will be a fairly quick read.

I'm generally not a fan of giving away advance reader copies because they may contain mistakes, so caveat emptor. My review copy of "Tilt" looks clean, however. If you'd like to "win" it, simply comment below with your email address and I will contact one commenter to get an address to send the book to.

Book Summary (from the publisher):

Witnessing the fallout from the poor choices their parents make and the lies adults tell themselves, three teens are clinging to the last remnants of the secure and familiar world in which they’ve grown up. But the ground is shifting. What was once clear is now confused. Everything is tilting.

Mikayla is sure she’s found the love her parents seem to have lost, but is suddenly weighing nearly impossible choices in the wake of dashed expectations. Shane has come out, unwilling to lie anymore about who he is, but finds himself struggling to keep it all under control in the face of first love and a horrific loss. Harley, a good girl just seeking new experiences, never expects to hurtle towards self-destructive extremes in order to define who she is and who she wants to be.

Inspired by teen characters first introduced in her adult novel, "Triangles," Ellen Hopkins crafts a wrenching story that explores the ways we each find the strength we need to hold on when our world’s been tilted completely off its axis.

About the author:

Ellen Hopkins is the No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of "Crank," "Burned," "Impulse," "Glass," "Identical," "Tricks," "Fallout," and "Perfect," as well as the adult novels "Triangles" and "Collateral." She lives with her family in Carson City, Nev. Visit her at EllenHopkins.com  on Facebook, and on Twitter at @EllenHopkinsYA.


Michelle Karas said...

No takers? For now, this book will be donated toThe Mercury's Community Media Lab lending library. Come visit the lab at 24 N. Hanover St., Pottstown PA 19464, from 11-2, Monday through Friday, and check out this or a number of books for free!

ADRiley5 said...

This book is going to be amazing!

ADRiley5 said...

If you still have it, I'd be happy to take it.

Michelle Karas said...

ADRiley5: The book is yours if you'd like it. Please email the mailing address where you'd like me to send it to mkaras@pottsmerc.com

Michelle Karas said...

Congratulations to Alayna from Oregon who is the winner of this book.

ADRiley5 said...

Just got it in the mail. I'll definetly want to do a guest review on it :)

Michelle Karas said...

That would be grand! Enjoy the book.

Allyssa Ramos said...

Im sooo jealous!! When is this book suppose to come out in paperback!? I still need this one, perfect, and collateral to complete the collection and it's driving me insane not being able to read all of them!