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Ellen Hopkins

Biography

Ellen Hopkins

Ellen Hopkins is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of 11 young adult novels, as well as the adult novels TRIANGLES, COLLATERAL and LOVE LIES BENEATH. She lives with her family in Carson City, Nevada, where she has founded Ventana Sierra, a nonprofit youth housing and resource initiative.

Ellen Hopkins

Books by Ellen Hopkins

by Ellen Hopkins - Family, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Young Adult 14+

For as long as she can remember, it’s been just Ariel and Dad. Ariel’s mom disappeared when she was a baby. Dad says home is wherever the two of them are, but Ariel is now seventeen and after years of new apartments, new schools, and new faces, all she wants is to put down some roots. Complicating things are Monica and Gabe, both of whom have stirred a different kind of desire.

by Ellen Hopkins - Fiction, Young Adult 14+

In TRICKS, Ellen Hopkins introduced us to five memorable characters tackling enormous questions: Eden, the preacher’s daughter who is helped into a child prostitution rescue; Seth, the gay farm boy who finds himself without money or resources other than his own body; Whitney, the privileged kid whose dreams are ruined in a heroin haze; Ginger, who is arrested for soliciting an undercover cop; and Cody, whose gambling habit forces him into the life, but who is shot and left for dead. And now, in TRAFFICK, these five are faced with the toughest question of all: Is there a way out?

by Ellen Hopkins - Young Adult 12+

Matthew Turner doesn’t have faith in anything. Not in family --- his is a shambles after his younger brother was bullied into suicide. Not in so-called friends who turn their backs when things get tough. Not in some all-powerful creator who lets too much bad stuff happen. But when a horrific event plunges Matt into a dark, silent place, he hears a rumble…a rumble that wakes him up, calling everything he’s ever disbelieved into question.

by Ellen Hopkins - Family, Fiction, Young Adult 14+
Pattyn Von Stratten’s father is dead, and Pattyn is on the run. After far too many years of abuse at the hands of her father, and after the tragic loss of her beloved Ethan and their unborn child, Pattyn is desperate for peace. But is it even possible to rebuild a life when everything you’ve known has burned to ash and lies seem far safer than the truth?
by Ellen Hopkins - Fiction

Three teens, three stories --- all interconnected through their parents’ family relationships. As the adults pull away, caught up in their own dilemmas, the lives of the teens begin to tilt... Love, in all its forms, has crucial consequences in this standalone novel.

by Ellen Hopkins - Fiction

The only things Hunter, Autumn and Summer have in common are a predisposition for addiction and a host of troubled feelings. Yet they're still pulled towards the one person who links them together --- Kristina, Bree, mother, addict, who's been riding crank for 20 years. Told in three voices and punctuated by news articles chronicling the family's story, FALLOUT is the stunning conclusion to the trilogy begun by CRANK and GLASS, and a testament to the reality that addiction is never one person's problem.

by Ellen Hopkins - Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Five very different teenagers are living their lives as best they can, but they all feel lost, in search of freedom, safety, community and love. The five stories weave together to tell a larger, more powerful story.

by Ellen Hopkins - Fiction

Crank. Glass. Ice. Crystal. Whatever you call it, it's all the same: a monster that will never let you go. Now that Kristina has a baby, she's determined to call the shots. But before she knows it, Kristina is back in its grips. She'll do anything for it, even give up the one person who gives her the love she craves --- her baby. The sequel to CRANK, GLASS continues the story of Kristina's descent to hell, offering a harrowing look at addiction and the damage it inflicts.

by Ellen Hopkins - Fiction

Kaeleigh and Raeanne are identical down to the dimple. As daughters of a district-court judge father and a politician mother, they are an all-American family --- on the surface. Behind the facade each sister has her own dark secret, and that's where their differences begin.

by Ellen Hopkins - Fiction

Kristina Georgia Snow is the perfect daughter: a gifted high school junior, who never causes any trouble. But on a trip to visit her absentee father, Kristina disappears and Bree --- Kristina's exact opposite --- takes her place. Through a boy, Bree meets the monster: crank. And what begins as a wild, ecstatic ride turns into a struggle through hell for her mind, her soul --- and her life.