Waiting on Wednesday idea from Jill at Breaking the Spine.
by Ellen Hopkins
* Published by: Margaret K. McElderry (US)
* Format: Hardcover (US)
* Release Date: September 11th, 2012 (US)
* On Amazon: here
Summary from Amazon.com:
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.
I'm a big fan of Ellen Hopkins and as usual this book sounds pretty damn brilliant. I like that she writes about real issues that real teens deal with, she never shies away from important topics and tells it like it is. All her novels are written in verse too, which makes them that much cooler. I do like my verse novels and I think Hopkins is the best at conveying stories and emotions through only a few lines. September is going to be a VERY good month for books!