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 Post subject: Not fantasy, but..
PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:07 pm 
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Ellen Hopkins is a fantastic writer. She's written quite a few books, including Crank, Glass, Impulse, and Identical.

The books are not a series, rather a collection of different stories from teenager's eyes. They're written in poems. If you look carefully, there's more than one poem on each page. They may be a bit hidden, but once you see them.. wow.

Not light reads, I must warn. Probably high school level. They deal with the things that are problems for some teens now- drugs, suicide, stress to the point of breaking- and there's always a message, always a twist that never failed to shock me.

This is powerful, moving writing.

"It is better to die on your feet than live on your knees." ~Emiliano Zapata

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 Post subject: Re: Not fantasy, but..
PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:16 am 
The Scribe of Athero
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Sounds impressive, Brie. Any literature that can get through to teens and move them has my vote.


Don't let aging get you down. It's too hard to get back * up. ~Maxine

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