Author Appreciation Day 29 greet y'all with a double dose of the hardcore realness, with Ellen Hopkins and Laurie Halse Anderson.
|Laurie Halse Anderson's Website|
Speak broke my heart. I would love to talk about it for hours, but I'm not sure how to do so without completely ruining the whole story. I remember I decided I needed to buy it, when some jerk who was afraid of life decided it should become banned from public schools. I thought this was a stupid thing, and decided I needed to find out what all the hubbub was about.
I was not disappointed at ALL, and I am in love with this novel so much. So hardcore...unf. Beautiful.
|Ellen Hopkins Website|
Ellen Hopkins is the New York Times bestselling author of Crank, Glass, Fallout, Impulse, Perfect, Burned, Identical, Tricks, Triangles, and Tilt.
I found Crank while on a verse kick. I was also in a what-is-so-realisticly-dark-that-I'll-be-doubled-over-bawling mood. Crank, written in verse, is the book that makes my verse-hating friends love it.
The novel is based off the real life story of Ellen's daughter, who also danced with the monster (as Ellen would phrase). Knowing this makes it all the more gut wrenching, and I adore every minute of it.
The Crank trilogy is currently the only novels of Ellen Hopkins' that I have purchased, as of yet. Ugh, I need more money.
Anyhow. I shall meet you all at the bookstore to pick up the rest of my books! I'll see you, there!