This novel is told from the perspective of three teens, one of whom is gay. Shane learns that his new boyfriend, Alex, has HIV. Shane’s parents disapprove of their relationship, and on top of that, Shane’s sister is slowly dying from a chronic illness.
Love—good and bad—forces three teens’ worlds to tilt in a riveting standalone novel from #1 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 worlds 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 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.
Cis boys: Shane
Not explicitly mentioned.
Alcohol/Substance abuse, Abuse, Harley is taken advantage of and assaulted and videoed by an older boy.
Additional Notes: Written in verse