Tricks Reading Group Guide

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This reading guide for Tricks by Ellen Hopkins includes information about the book and author, a pre-reading activity, discussion questions, and activities to supplement reading instruction. Tricks examines sexuality and prostitution through interweaving vignettes about five teenagers with different backgrounds and common needs.
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Tricks
Tricks
Ellen Hopkins
Five moving stories remain separate at first, then interweave to tell a larger, powerful story – a story about making choices, taking leaps of faith, falling down, and growing up. A story about kids figuring out what sex and love are all about, at all costs, while asking themselves, "Can I ever feel okay about myself?"