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Ellen Hopkins

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Ellen Hopkins is a celebrated name among Young Adult novel writers. She has published several New York Times bestselling novels. Her key works include Crank, Identical and Burned. These novels discuss delicate teenage issues such as, psychological problems, prostitution, drug addiction and other such issues that trouble young generation of today.

Born on March 26, 1955 in Long Beach, California, Ellen Louise Hopkins was adopted by Valerie and Albert C. Wagner.

She lives in Carson City, Nevada, with her husband and son.

Genres: Young Adult Fiction, Romantic Suspense, Romance, Mystery
Anthologies edited
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Ellen Hopkins recommends
Sisters of Misery (2008)
(Sisters of Misery, book 1)
Megan Kelley Hall
"One of the very best things in life is discovering an author you want to read more of. Sisters of Misery makes me want to read a whole lot more of Megan Kelley Hall."
Freeze Frame (2008)
Heidi Ayarbe
"A stellar first novel. This story will stay under your skin for a long time."
When the Whistle Blows (2009)
Fran Cannon Slayton
"When the Whistle Blows is reminiscent of classic tales by Jack London, William Golding and Robert Louis Stevenson, yet carries the remarkable, fresh voice of its author. Fran Cannon Slayton should be extremely proud of this, her debut novel."
Shrinking Violet (2009)
Danielle Joseph
"Bella, eat your heart out. Tere is the girl every young woman truly wants to be... Brilliant work, Danielle Joseph."
The Vast Fields of Ordinary (2009)
Nick Burd
"Bold. Engaging. Heartbreaking."
Beautiful (2009)
Amy Reed
"Beautiful is stark, disquieting, and quite simply, riveting."
Crazy Beautiful (2009)
Lauren Baratz-Logsted
"Crazy Beautiful is gripping, with moments of sheer brilliance."
Tell Me a Secret (2010)
Holly Cupala
"A powerful story of self-discovery, and a brilliant debut novel."
Please Ignore Vera Dietz (2010)
A S King
"Brilliant. Funny. Really special."
Charm & Strange (2013)
Stephanie Kuehn
"Twisted and twisting. Relentlessly compelling. Lush storytelling. A must-read."
Freakboy (2013)
Kristin Elizabeth Clark
"An important, Written with compassion and startling insight. A brave YA debut."

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