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By Ellen Hopkins

Margaret K. McElderry Books, Hardcover, 9781442482845, 546pp.

Publication Date: August 26, 2014

Does it get better? The "New York Times "bestselling author of "Crank "and "Tricks" explores the highly charged landscapes of bullying and forgiveness with brilliant sensitivity and emotional resonance.
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 story that explores the worth of forgiveness and reconciliation.

About the Author
Ellen Hopkins is the #1 "New York Times" bestselling author of eleven young adult novels, as well as the adult novels "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. Visit her at and on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter at @EllenHopkinsLit. For more information on Ventana Sierra, go to