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Subject: Ellen Hopkins books
Date Posted: 7/29/2009 8:56 PM ET
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I was just wondering if any of you have read Ellen Hopkins books.  There is Crank,Glass, Burned, Identical, Impulse and the next one coming out is Tricks. They are all very dirty I guess you can say but are still young adult.  I love them and think they are written beautifully.  Ellen has written them in her own kind of poem form, however they flow like you wouldn't believe!  Im sorry I just had to boast about my favorite books!

Ashley

Date Posted: 7/30/2009 1:54 PM ET
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I'm supposed to be receiving Crank from a swap soon. That wil be the first I've read of Ellen Hopkins. There's always a lot of buzz about her books, so I figured I should check them out.  

Date Posted: 7/30/2009 3:18 PM ET
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I LOVE her writings...  I just feel like now that IDENTICAL was released in hardcover, and so is TRICKS, that I am not getting enough for hardcover price....  I have not read IDENTICAL yet because of this...  they are such QUICK reads...  I always enjoy them, but hardcover price is too much for what you get.... 

Date Posted: 7/30/2009 3:24 PM ET
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I have only read Crank, but I liked it.  I kind of thought I wouldn't based on the style and content, but I ended up liking it a lot.  Jacqueline's right - it was a very quick read.  The book was over 500 pages, but I finished it in one evening.

Date Posted: 7/30/2009 4:58 PM ET
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are they all stand-alone books, or are they part of a series?

Date Posted: 7/30/2009 5:30 PM ET
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They are all stand alone books, except crank and glass, these are about her daughters addiction to meth and she is supposed to be coming out with another one.  I agree with everyone I finished all of these very fast!  I also agree with the hardcover price, nicely I ask for them for my birthday because it is so close! Ha Ha Im tricky!

Date Posted: 7/30/2009 6:58 PM ET
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The writing style has always put me off. Plus, I like my books to last a bit longer then that.

Date Posted: 8/2/2009 1:28 PM ET
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Obviously a matter of preference but I love her original and unique writing style :-)

I've read Crank and Glass and am half way through Burned. Part of the reason they are such a quick read is that they are so hard to put down! I get the books from the library so I guess I've never noticed the price. I'll have to go look at the library copy I have and see what it is.

Date Posted: 8/20/2009 9:10 AM ET
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Her books are a quick read, but the meaning behind them and the way they are written make them so worth the quick read. Especially IDENTICAL. Probably the best written (in style) book i have ever read. the way she connects Raeanne and Kaeleigh when one stops talking and the other starts is incredible (How the words near the binding are IDENTICAL) and then if you read those words down, it reads as a sentence. Did anyone else notice that? She writes beautifully in her own way, and I absolutely love her books, I can not wait for Tuesday to get Tricks. They're the only books I won't swap because I love them SO much. I think my least fave so far is GLASS. Not that it wasn't one of my favorites anyway, it's just the least fave. For a while my favorite was Impulse, but now I think it's IDENTICAL. (In order, least - fave: IDENTICAL, Impulse, Crank, Burned, Glass) She just has a way of writing where you get hooked. Love her boooks!

 

 

 

Kristen

Date Posted: 8/21/2009 12:18 AM ET
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I like the verse novel. We have Crank but I haven't read it yet.

 

 

Date Posted: 8/21/2009 1:29 AM ET
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I listened to Crank on audio and liked it, but didn't love it.  So I read the next one (Glass) and really liked it!  I just finished Burned a few days ago, and thought it was excellent.  I have Impulse and Identical here that are from the library, so I'm sure I'll get to them soon.