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Ashley (readerandwriter) Have you read any of Ellen's other books? If so, what did you think of them? Would you recommend them to others?


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Anna This is the first one--are the others written in poetry format?


Ashley (readerandwriter) Her other books are :

Impulse
Burned
Crank
Glass
Tricks

She writes all her books in poetry format.


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Anna What age group would you recommend her books? I think it is a little too dark for middle school. I also read Keesha's House by Helen Frost which is in the same format. It deals with struggling teens, but ends with optimism.


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Brenda (brlemon) | 149 comments I would say not anybody under 16.


Noelle (missnoellerenee) | 40 comments Brenda wrote: "I would say not anybody under 16."

I read them, and Im not over 16


Ashley (readerandwriter) I think it really depends whether or not the reader can handle the subject matter and be open minded to it if that makes any sense.


Lisa Vegan (lisavegan) So, Ellen Hopkins is now a Goodreads author member!:

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...

I have three of her books on my shelves and I just added them all to my gr-authors shelf.


Noelle (missnoellerenee) | 40 comments Ashley wrote: "I think it really depends whether or not the reader can handle the subject matter and be open minded to it if that makes any sense. "

It does make sense.


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Rieh Medin (dracosilverwolf) | 8 comments Definitely Impulse and Crank for good books by her; I found them to be better than Identical by a long shot.

And it's definitely either 8th grade (A very mature 8th grader) and up. Definitely around 15/16 for the best impact. :)


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Looks like she is on a book tour in September, here is her website so you can see if you can catch here near where you live:

http://www.ellenhopkins.com/




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Kristi | 4 comments I've read Crank, Impulse, Glass, and Burned. She has a new one called "Tricks." that is out now. It's on order for me. I liked Impulse the most. It was really deep and thought provoking. But Crank and Glass changed my life. I will never do drugs because of it. Crank gives it a whole different meaning. But for your first Ellen Hopkins book, I suggest Impulse. You won't be disappointed.


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Is there a certain order to read her books?


Danielle | 5 comments Angie wrote: "Is there a certain order to read her books? "

Crank and Glass go in order because they follow the same characters struggle with drugs.


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Kristi | 4 comments Only the Kristina books. You read Crank first, and then Glass. But all the others are totally different stories.


Danielle | 5 comments I have read Crank, Glass,and Burned. Loved all three. Burned really got under my skin. After reading the ending I just held the book in my hand and stared off into oblivion for a few minutes.


Courtney (bookedwithcourt) Err...I read most of her books when I was 12..it really dependds on the kid, you know, when they should read which books. But yeah, the Kristina books are a series and stuff..so you should read those in order..but you don't have too..


Diane (dianes) I've read Crank, Impulse, Glass, and Burned. I'm reading Identical now, and I have Tricks waiting on my shelf to read next. I really like all of her books!


Thomas | 9 comments I've read Impulse and Tricks. They are both very, very good.


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Ms. Hopkins, can you tell us anything about the next book you are writing?


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Ellen Hopkins (ellenhopkins) | 9 comments I'm currently writing FALLOUT, the third and final Kristina book. But I'm shaking it up a little, writing from the POVs of three of her children, now teens and dealing with the fallout of her choices. I thought it was valid to write from their POVs because often it is the family members (especially children) of addicts who struggle to make sense of an addict's lifestyle. Many of my readers are dealing with their parents' addictions, and I thought it was important to give them a voice. So you'll see what happens after GLASS, just not from her viewpoint. I'm almost finished writing it. It's due out next summer.


Danielle | 5 comments Ellen wrote: "I'm currently writing FALLOUT, the third and final Kristina book. But I'm shaking it up a little, writing from the POVs of three of her children, now teens and dealing with the fallout of her choic..."
Very interesting. I never expected such a plot. I really look forward to reading that.


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Anna Ellen: do you think the Kristina books can be read by middle schoolers?


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I really would like to read Crank. It seems that is the book of hers that touches people the most.


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I'm only 14 and in 8th grade and Ive read all of her book, even the new one, Tricks. I think that for some of the people my age wouldn't handle these books, but the books changed my perception on the issues she talks about. Crank and Glass scared me even further from drugs. Tricks and Impulse are about issues that normally books aren't written about, especially with such detail.


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Megan (meggiehope) | 2 comments i have read crank and glass ... i was 15 when i started my journey with drugs, and when i also strarted to read crank ... however it got stolen from me when i was half way done. i am turning 20 very soon, and have also been clean for just a year. last week i remembered the book crank, so i went and bought the box set with crank and glass in it, i just finnished glass and i have to let everyone know, AND YOU MOSTLY ELLEN.!!! that the two books have touched me in more ways then just one. i see myself in kristina, and even more in bre. i see my mother in her mother, and my brother in jake. reading these books really opened my eyes to what the people around me must have seen and felt, and it makes me want to open up to them and talk about everything. thank you for writting such an amazing series, and for opening up my eyes to the others around me and what they went through while i was on my journey through hell. I CAN'T WAIT FOR FALLOUT.!!!!


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Courtney (miss_courtneyo) | 2 comments Danielle wrote: "I have read Crank, Glass,and Burned. Loved all three. Burned really got under my skin. After reading the ending I just held the book in my hand and stared off into oblivion for a few minutes."

I felt the same way about Burned. I have not read Crank and Glass yet but plan to. Burned was not at all what I thought it was going to be. It was a great read for keeping you on the edge of your seat!


Brookie | 17 comments Norman wrote: "High School for most. Middle schools probably wouldn't really relate to the narrator. Maybe some of your more worldly students?"

I read them at like 13... loved them.


Brookie | 17 comments I absolutely love all of Ellen Hopkins' books. The only one I was disappointed with was Burned. I loved the entire book, then hated the ending :/ But that was a long time ago, and it was the first of hers I had read. I haven't had a problem with any of the other endings. (I've read Crank, Glass, and Impulse, too.)


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Toni Megan wrote: "i have read crank and glass ... i was 15 when i started my journey with drugs, and when i also strarted to read crank ... however it got stolen from me when i was half way done. i am turning 20 ver..."

Megan: Have you read Flirting with the Monster? It is the facts behind Crank and Glass. It is SO good.
It has a bunch of real life essays about Christina from different people, her mom, her step dad, her sister (who is actually a boy Jake in the books), and Hunter (who is 12 at the writing of the book). I just really loved reading it because it is non-fiction all about Crank and Glass.

Brooke--I love all her books too and I agree Burned was not my favorite either. I liked Crank, Glass and Tricks the best...followed by Identical, Impulse and Burned.




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Megan (meggiehope) | 2 comments Toni wrote: "Megan wrote: "i have read crank and glass ... i was 15 when i started my journey with drugs, and when i also strarted to read crank ... however it got stolen from me when i was half way done. i am ..."

thanks a lot, i havent read it yet, i plan on it, but i didnt know that was what its about. it sounds so good.!




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Alexandra | 1 comments Some people say that you shouldn't read these books when your under 16 or in middle school. Well I was 13 when I started this series. I understand everything that happens in these books. I am a big reader and love learning new words. I can also relate to these books because when I was only 13 my friends started doing drugs like E, and Crank. Some of them even took percocets. I read these books and related so well. I know for a fact I will never do drugs because of these books and because of my friends life walking with the monster.


Haley | 9 comments I LOVEEEEE Impulse, I dont even know how many times I have read it.
<3

I almost own all of her books. :)


Kritika (spidersilksnowflakes) I read Crank when I was around 13, and I felt like I was too young for it. I'd never been exposed to drugs/rape etc so I was shell-shocked and hated it. I read Identical, Impulse, and Perfect when I was 16-17, and I absolutely loved them. I know some people here said they read and loved these books when they were younger than 16, but I wouldn't recommend it. There is some pretty heavy stuff and for me at least I only appreciated the books when I was older.


Julia | 432 comments I read Triangles last weekend, her newest book about and for adults. It's worth reading!


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Julia wrote: "I read Triangles last weekend, her newest book about and for adults. It's worth reading!"

I didn't know there was an adult book out. I will have to read it!


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