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.
I have loved Ellen Hopkins for years thanks to my “Cousins-in-law” (is that even a thing)!!! Ellen Hopkins doesn’t just write books she makes an experience for the reader. She not only writes her books in prose but she really touches the boundaries of everything that young people face today. Although I will say that even though her books are geared towards teens I am not sure at what age I would actually let a teen read these!
Her new book Rumble deals with suicide, bullying and how to deal when a family member comes out of the closet and I loved it! I read this book in 2 days by the pool and I highly recommend this book to any Ellen Hopkins fans or anyone looking for a new author to love. Be sure to check out all her past bestsellers!!!
And yes, I sure do miss Mango-Ritas by the pool…..if only I had my own personal pool butler at home (or a pool)