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Teen Event | Ellen Hopkins | Rumble
Changing Hands Bookstore, Wednesday, August 27 at 7pm

#1 New York Times bestselling author Ellen Hopkins visits with Rumble, the story that explores the highly charged landscapes of faith and forgiveness with brilliant sensitivity and emotional resonance.

Hopkins again tackles hot-button subjects through free verse, taking on cyberbullying, censorship, the role of religion, and the difficulties of veterans returning from war. At the center of her overstuffed but well-constructed story is smart, opinionated 18-year-old Matt, who is struggling with anger and a disintegrating family following the suicide of his gay younger brother, Luke. Matt leans on his girlfriend, Hayden, for support, while raging against her religion and the evangelical Christians whose bullying he blames for Luke's death. When Hayden's father tries to get the school board to remove copies of The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Matt counters that "Maybe if the kids who drove over the brink had read the right books, they would've understood that being gay doesn't make you bad or even different." A violent twist very late in the story leaves Matt with new, life-altering challenges. Still, Hopkins expertly documents Matt's increasing ability to accept and love others in his life, and eventually himself.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS Ellen Hopkins is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of ten novels-in-verse novels for teens, as well as the adult novels Triangles and Collateral. She lives with her family in Carson City, Nevada, where she has founded Ventana Sierra, a nonprofit youth housing and resource initiative.

Location: Street: 6428 S McClintock Dr. City: Tempe, Province: Arizona Postal Code: 85283 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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