Author Ellen Hopkins

Author Ellen Hopkins

Juliyanna McCracken, Staff Writer

Ellen Hopkins is one of the most popular young adult authors in today’s culture. Ellen Hopkins reaches her audience by establishing a connection through person experiences and real life conflicts. One of Hopkin’s most popular novels Crank tells a story about someone who struggles with a drug addiction. This series can be related to today’s world because there is something that everyone struggles with and this series expresses how the main character deals with her problems and hardships. Identical by Ellen Hopkins conveys how one struggles with an abusive relationship because of an absent parent. Throughout this book the main character has built resentment towards people that she engages with on a daily basis because they do not understand how the main character is feeling. In the end, The abusive relationship dissolves and the truth is revealed. Ellen Hopkins is known for writing deep, dark, heart-wrenching novels that relates to her own life and experiences. Ellen Hopkins writes adult fiction along with her young adult fiction that are written in verse. Hopkins has written several novels that I highly encourage everyone to read because it allows us to step back and experience life through another person’s point of view.