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Ellen Hopkins

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in Long Beach, CA. , The United States
March 26, 1955





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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!

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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Average rating: 4.24 · 312,421 ratings · 21,407 reviews · 28 distinct works · Similar authors
Crank (Crank, #1)
4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 73,765 ratings — published 2001 — 22 editions
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Impulse (Impulse, #1)
4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 45,509 ratings — published 2007 — 13 editions
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Glass (Crank, #2)
4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 39,222 ratings — published 2007 — 15 editions
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4.35 of 5 stars 4.35 avg rating — 36,772 ratings — published 2008 — 2 editions
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Burned (Burned, #1)
4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 36,072 ratings — published 2006 — 11 editions
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Tricks (Tricks, #1)
4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 20,791 ratings — published 2009 — 8 editions
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Fallout (Crank, #3)
4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 18,480 ratings — published 2010 — 8 editions
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Perfect (Impulse, #2)
4.35 of 5 stars 4.35 avg rating — 14,525 ratings — published 2011 — 10 editions
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 7,964 ratings — published 2012 — 8 editions
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 5,500 ratings — published 2011 — 10 editions
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More books by Ellen Hopkins…
Crank Glass Fallout
Crank (3 books)
4.208134583264367 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 132,914 ratings

Impulse Perfect
Impulse (2 books)
4.306727100031661 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 60,011 ratings

Burned Smoke
Burned (2 books)
4.238606910088326 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 39,739 ratings

Tricks (2 books)
4.276698095054839 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 20,788 ratings

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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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Ellen Hopkins added a status update: Hey, friends! Just in case you realize it, SMOKE (the long awaited sequel to BURNED) has been out for two weeks now. Hope you'll all love it!
" Do you really think it's a good thing for a mega-company like Amazon to "manage" all book reviews? That's where this is headed. "
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The voice was better in GONE GIRL. This one had a better ending, although I figured out the big reveal before the end of the book. It's hard for writers to be readers, I think. We read with a different eye.
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Few writers dare to tackle such a difficult--and important--topic. Kudos, Kristin, for taking a major chance!
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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.”
Ellen Hopkins, Crank

“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.”
Ellen Hopkins, Glass

“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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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:)

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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

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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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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!


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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