Tricks follows the stories of five teenagers as they fall into prostitution in (or near) Las Vegas. Seth is openly gay and Ginger and Alex are in a relationship together.
Five troubled teenagers fall into prostitution as they search for freedom, safety, community, family, and love in this #1 New York Times bestselling novel from Ellen Hopkins.
“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.
Cis girls: Eden, Whitney, Ginger
Cis boys: Cody, Seth, Lucas
Heterosexual: Eden, Whitney, Lucas
Biromantic: Seth, Alex
Heteroromantic: Eden, Whitney, Lucas
Christianity: Eden, Seth
Mental illness: Depression, Addiction
Additional Notes: Due to the graphic nature of some of the scenes, caution is advised even if the topics above are not triggers for a reader. Not recommended to younger teens.
Ending: Variable. ‘unhappy but with hopes things get better’.