Everything you need to understand or teach Tricks by Ellen Hopkins.
Ellen Hopkin's novel Tricks is a social commentary on dangerous teen behavior and child prostitution. The novel revolves around five teenagers who are drawn into the world of prostitution for one reason or another, and what happens once they get there.
Eden is the daughter of fundamentalist parents who send her away to rehabilitation camp after she refuses to stop seeing her boyfriend Andrew. There, Eden uses sex to manipulate events around her, gets to Vegas, contemplates prostitution, and then is saved by Father Gregory when she goes to church.
Seth is the son of a conservative farmer who kicks him out for being gay. Seth ends up being the boy toy to a much older man, who lavishes him with gifts, shelter, and food in exchange for sex. When the older man breaks up with Seth, Seth must go into prostitution and finds another man with whom...