Posts Tagged: ellen hopkins

Jul 04
Review: The You I’ve Never Known by Ellen Hopkins

Review: The You I’ve Never Known by Ellen Hopkins

3 Stars, Reviews 0

I’ve read many of Ellen Hopkin’s over the years and I’ve enjoyed almost all of them. Hopkins’ writing style is so unique and unlike what you usually see when reading YA fiction, and that’s because Ellen writes her YA books mostly in verse. I love this. However, this time around, I just couldn’t really love this book or its characters. The Plot ♥ Ariel is used to living on the run, except she’s never been aware that that’s what it’s been…. Read more »

Mar 23
Review: Fallout by Ellen Hopkins

Review: Fallout by Ellen Hopkins

4 Stars, Reviews 0

This is the third and final book in the Crank series that started off following Kristina’s downward spiral with the monster, but now we see Kristina’s three oldest children’s stories. I think Fallout may be my favorite book in the series because it shows the effects of addiction on the family, specifically the children, and how far reaching those effects are. Fallout is told from three perspectives, Hunter, Autumn, and Summer, and while in the past I’ve found the multiple… Read more »

Feb 26
Mini Review: Grim (An Anthology)

Mini Review: Grim (An Anthology)

3 Stars, Reviews 2

I can’t recall the last time I read a collection of short stories, it was that long ago. I’m not a huge fan of short stories, and, unfortunately, Grim didn’t impress me. Grim is a collection of 17 short stories by well-known YA authors that are retellings of fairy tales. I love fairy tale retellings and with The Lunar Chronicles being so popular and renewing my love of fairy tales, I thought I would highly enjoy this book. However, it… Read more »

Dec 29
Review: Impulse by Ellen Hopkins

Review: Impulse by Ellen Hopkins

3 Stars, Reviews 4

My Review This book is dark, scary, and very, very disturbing, but all that is hidden in beautiful words and a story that is so gripping that it makes it worth reading. If you prefer happy books with cute characters that have bubbly personalities and their biggest problem in life is who they’re going to date, then this book probably isn’t for you. However, if you enjoy reading heavy books with characters who deal with real-life struggles, such as abuse,… Read more »

Oct 23
Review: Glass -Ellen Hopkins

Review: Glass -Ellen Hopkins

4 Stars, Reviews 0

  Ages 14+ – Deals with drugs/sex. While Crank shows us how easy it is to be pulled in by the monster, Glass shows just how hard it can be to climb out of its grasp. Kristina, aka Bree, is now living with her mother, raising her baby, Hunter, and working towards her GED. Not very fun, and most definitely not as fun as the monster, which seems to continue calling her name. So, of course, she hatches a plan… Read more »

May 03
Review: Burned – Ellen Hopkins

Review: Burned – Ellen Hopkins

4 Stars, Reviews 2

Pattyn Von Stratten is 17. She can’t drive, she’s considered her father’s property, she’s forced to take care of her siblings, and she’s being forced into a ‘women’s role’ by her church and community. Pattyn is Mormon. After stepping out of line for the first time ever, Pattyn is sent to stay with her Aunt J on a ranch in Nevada. Both her and her father think there’s nothing for her to do there, that she can’t manage to get… Read more »

Mar 26
Review: Crank – Ellen Hopkins

Review: Crank – Ellen Hopkins

4 Stars, Reviews 0

**Warning: May contain spoilers, minimally** What I liked: I loved this book. It was beautifully written, despite the gruesome topics it addressed. The monster, rape, and teen pregnancy are definitely not taken lightheartedly and Ellen Hopkins strings all three into a wonderful book that touches your heart, pulls at your emotions, and completely moves you. I also really liked how this book triggered so many emotions within me. There is a disturbing scene, for me anyway, that made me feel sick… Read more »