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“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, though, is all that can happen when those powerful little words, “I love you,” are said for all the wrong reasons. These are five moving stories that remain separate at first, then weave together to tell a larger, more powerful story–a story about making choices, taking leaps of faith, falling down, and growing up. And figuring out what sex and love are all about.
TRICKS is informed and inspired by living near Las Vegas–a big teen prostitution scene–and by the fact that teen prostitution is not exclusively the result of kids running away from abuse. Kids from “better” families are selling themselves for hefty sums in order to finance addictions or even just to buy jewelry or clothing. In some cases, parents prostitute their children for the same reason. So what happens to the kids who are asking themselves, and asking us, “Can I ever feel OK about myself?”
Highly charged, TRICKS is a gripping experience that turns you on and repels you at the same time.
From Publishers Weekly
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A sure mind blower!
Truly my favorite book. The way that Hopkins puts in so much emotion and detail into something looked down upon can really give the characters a great amount of empathy. Beautifully written. It is intended for a rather mature audience given it has such great detail and complicated yet deep matter. The predicaments of each character is sure to blow your mind and leave you speechless. Fantastic book! If you like this book, you'll also LOVE "Burned", also by Hopkins.
I was addicted to this book. Its such a great read. The way the book is written was very well. The way the story devolps to the twist and turns the story takes to the ending was great. It was an eye opener. Please read the book :)
This is my favorite book. I enjoyed reading all of her books but this one was hands down the most interesting & it kept you on the edge of your seat.