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Ellen Hopkins

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Ellen Hopkins is the New York Times bestselling author of Crank, Burned, Impulse, Glass, Identical, Tricks, Fallout, Perfect, Triangles, Tilt, and Collateral. She lives in Carson City, Nevada, with her husband and son. Hopkin's Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest pages get thousands of hits from teens who claim Hopkins is the "only one who understands me", and she can be visited at ellenhopkins.com.

Like most of you here, books are my life. Reading is a passion, but writing is the biggest part of me. Balance is my greatest challenge, as I love my family, friends, animals and home, but also love traveling to meet my readers. Hope I meet many of you soon!


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Crank (Crank, #1)
4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 75,796 ratings — published 2001 — 22 editions
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Impulse (Impulse, #1)
4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 46,923 ratings — published 2007 — 13 editions
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Glass (Crank, #2)
4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 40,221 ratings — published 2007 — 15 editions
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Identical
4.35 of 5 stars 4.35 avg rating — 37,674 ratings — published 2008 — 13 editions
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Burned (Burned, #1)
4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 37,168 ratings — published 2006 — 11 editions
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Tricks (Tricks, #1)
4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 21,357 ratings — published 2009 — 8 editions
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Fallout (Crank, #3)
4.3 of 5 stars 4.30 avg rating — 19,003 ratings — published 2010 — 8 editions
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Perfect (Impulse, #2)
4.35 of 5 stars 4.35 avg rating — 15,039 ratings — published 2011
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Wanted to let you book lovers know about the Great Carson City Lit Fest, the weekend of June 6-8 in Mills Park, Carson City. More than 50 authors will read, give panel discussions and sign books for you, including some NY Times Bestselling authors like Barry Eisler (thrillers), Victoria Laurie (romance), A.S. King, Andre Smith, John Corey Whaley and Ellen Hopkins (YA), etc., etc.

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"Known for gritty novels in verse for young adults, the narrative poet talks about her first book for an adult audience. Triangles explores infidelity and the midlife crisis." ...More

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“I hate this feeling. Like I'm here, but I'm not. Like someone cares. But they don't. Like I belong somewhere else, anywhere but here, and escape lies just past that snowy window, cool and crisp as the February air.”
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“When you love someone, you don't want to hurt them, even if they deserve to be hurt. When you love someone, you want to hurt them, even when they don't deserve to be hurt.”
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“Love means holding on to someone just as hard as you can because if you don't, one blink and they might disappear...forever.”
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message 28: by Ellen

Ellen Hopkins Hey everyone! Many thanks for helping RUMBLE become a semi-finalist in the Goodreads Choice Awards. I'd appreciate it if you'd head on over there and vote for it in the YA Fiction category. Please help make it a finalist! Here's the link:

https://www.goodreads.com/choiceaward...


message 27: by Ellen

Ellen Hopkins Joshalyn wrote: "Okay so because I do not see a Questions text box on your page, I am going to ask my question here in the comments:

How come none of your books have been made into movies? Out of every YA author, ..."


I wish I knew, Joshalyn.... there is some interest now, so we'll see.


Joshalyn St.Thomas Okay so because I do not see a Questions text box on your page, I am going to ask my question here in the comments:

How come none of your books have been made into movies? Out of every YA author, yours deserve it the most.


message 25: by Serena

Serena Thank you for accepting my friend request! I really like the Crank books and your writing style!


message 24: by Janie

Janie Johnson Ellen thanks so much for the add and for writing such wonderful books. I look forward to Rumble! I have read all of your stuff so far except for 3 of them, Smoke Tilt and Perfect. I will get to those soon.


Katherine Castillo Thank you so much for continuing to write! I really enjoy all of your books. The very first book that I read was "Burned", which I read in a day because I just couldn't put it down! I'm really excited to read smoke but I'm still on hold for it. :)


message 22: by Laila

Laila Hello Happy birthday I hope you have a great one...
Enjoy it to the fullest:)


message 21: by Jamie

Jamie Whitwood :-D I NEED TO RE-READ BURNED B/C THAT WAS ONE OF THE FIRST BOOKS I READ OF YOURS AND IT'S BEEN 6 YEARS!! OMG!


message 20: by Ellen

Ellen Hopkins I do listen to my readers! Eventually, enough really wanted an ending to Pattyn's story that I decided to do it. Came away very satisfied, and I'm sure my readers will, too.


message 19: by Olivia

Olivia Well even if you didn't plan on writing a sequel to Burned I'm soooo glad you did. Burned was probably my favorite of all your books. I CANT wait to read it. PLEEEEASE continue writing, I've already read all of your books, and I'm re-reading crank. :D


message 18: by Jamie

Jamie Whitwood What made you write a sequal to BURNED if you weren't going to? I was just curious. I love your books and can't get enough of them.


Stephanie (the nerdy princess) THANK YOU for the adding me as a friend. You are my favorite author and i LOVE LOVE LOVE everything you write! <3


message 16: by Brenda

Brenda Thank you for adding as a friend. I am currently reading 'Triangles' & am loving it & your style of writing. I started reading it quickly & then slowed down to savor it. I truly love your style of writing. It's so refreshing & unique.
Became aware of your books when I noticed my daughter reading 'Crank'. You now have two more fans.


Elizabeth I'm begging you to come to Ohio! Preferrably Dayton, Ohio. But I will drive anywhere in Ohio to get a book signed by you! :) It's a dream of mine to meet you, Ellen! <33


♥MJ_Lover♥A7X_Lover♥ C.A.Anna♥Jimmy FoREVer Ellen wrote: "I do hope you'll love them all! Thanks so much."

I am more then sure I will love them all :D You are most welcome Ellen. Credit should be given when it is due and it is most definitely due!


message 13: by Minal

Minal Hey Ellen!! Thanks for the add! I just wanna say I love your books so far! Your an amazing author and I love love love the stories you write! Take care!


message 12: by Diane

Diane Hey thanks for adding me as a friend! And the teen read thing your coming to my high school omg! Washington i cant wait to see you tere and get my book signed! Thanks for picking my schoool and adding me as a friend!


message 11: by Ellen

Ellen Hopkins Announcing the winners of my Teen Read Week Author Visit Contest. Pierce Jr. Sr. High School, Pierce NE; Clio High School, Clio MI; Washington High School, Sioux Falls SD; Will Rogers College High School, Tulsa OK


message 10: by Ellen

Ellen Hopkins I do hope you'll love them all! Thanks so much.


♥MJ_Lover♥A7X_Lover♥ C.A.Anna♥Jimmy FoREVer Ellen. You hands down have to be my favourite author of all time and I have only read two of your books and have all the others coming in a few days. I love your style of writing. Now I know saying you are my favourite author after only ready two books is crazy...but...I know you are. I love your style of writing, I love the subjects you write about I just love them all. I am so excited to get my hands on all of your books and devour them!!! Thank you so much for the friend request and please never stop writing! <33


message 8: by Ellen

Ellen Hopkins Really thoughtful review of TILT. <3

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message 7: by Ellen

Ellen Hopkins Elizabeth wrote: "You're my absolutely favorite author in the entire world. I love your books so much, and I seriously had got like my entire school to read your books. I would see people in the hallway always readi..."

Thanks so much, Elizabeth. <3 you, too!


Elizabeth You're my absolutely favorite author in the entire world. I love your books so much, and I seriously had got like my entire school to read your books. I would see people in the hallway always reading your books. You're amazing! And I've already preordered Tilt - CAN'T WAIT! <33 Love you, Ellen!


message 5: by Ellen

Ellen Hopkins Tilt TILT releases in four days! Check out the trailer, here. Many thanks to EW.com! http://shelf-life.ew.com/2012/09/07/e...


Betryal Thank you for accepting my 'quest. I just got a few of your books and can't wait to read them.


message 3: by Ellen

Ellen Hopkins Hey everyone! Just wanted y'all to know I've finally come up for air long enough to reinvent my presence here on Goodreads. I'll be doing a Q & A soon!


message 2: by Angie

Angie Thanks so much for participating in our discussions at the YA Book Club! We are so excited about it!

Anige


Shasta WOW, I just finished Impulse ... you are an amazing writer. It may sound strange, but I have been able to identify with most of the characters you write about...so far. I'm waiting for Glass to get here so I can start that one ... I can't wait!!! Stay warm and safe in this (my favorite) weather!!!


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