Category Archives: Ellen Hopkins


Ellen Hopkins, September 2012.  This book is primarily narrated by three teenagers, with a few other voices popping up from time to time.  Mikayla has fallen too hard for the wrong boy and now finds herself pregnant. Harley is a … Continue reading

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Ellen Hopkins, August 2009.  Hopkins has done the impossible – she’s made me love a novel in verse.  Generally I’m not into this trend; why not just write in prose?  But I fell in love with these characters, and really the … Continue reading

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