Rumble (CD-Audio)

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Ever since Crank, I have been hooked on Ellen Hopkins' style of writing. It is so unique and unlike a majority of authors out there. Using her free form style of poetry, Hopkins weaves stories that deal with a multitude of issues facing both teens and adults and her latest teen novel, Rumble, is arguably one of her best. Following the story of self-proclaimed atheist Matthew Turner, Rumble explores issues surrounding what it means to have faith, or in Matthew's case, a lack of faith and is a great story for anyone who can relate to searching for what it means to be themselves.

— PICKS BY HEATHER H.

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Does it get better? The New York Times bestselling author of Crank and Tricks explores the highly charged landscapes of bullying and forgiveness in this “strong and worthy” (Kirkus Reviews) novel.

Matthew Turner knows it doesn’t get better.

His younger brother Luke was bullied mercilessly after one of Matt’s friends outed Luke to the whole school, and when Luke called Matt—on the brink of suicide—Matt was too wrapped up in his new girlfriend to answer the phone. Now Luke is gone, and Matt’s family is falling apart.

No matter what his girlfriend Hayden says about forgiveness, there’s no way Matt’s letting those he blames off the hook—including himself. As Matt spirals further into bitterness, he risks losing Hayden, the love of his life. But when her father begins to pressure the school board into banning books because of their homosexual content, he begins to wonder if he and Hayden ever had anything in common.

With brilliant sensitivity and emotional resonance, bestselling author Ellen Hopkins’s Rumble explores bullying and suicide in a powerful story that examines the value of forgiveness and reconciliation.

About the Author


Ellen Hopkins is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of numerous young adult novels, as well as the adult novels such as Triangles, Collateral, and Love Lies Beneath. She lives with her family in Carson City, Nevada, where she has founded Ventana Sierra, a nonprofit youth housing and resource initiative. Follow her on Twitter at @EllenHopkinsLit.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781442385108
ISBN-10: 1442385103
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Publication Date: December 2nd, 2014
Pages: 608
Language: English