Ellen Hopkins

Friday, August 13, 2010

A Dedication Wall.

For fans or anyone else who has ever been impacted by Ellen & her writing.

This is your wall.
Share it here.

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Kira said...

Thank you so much Mrs. Hopkins (Ellen, if you will). You have impacted my life with all of your books, Impulse, Crank, Glass, Tricks, Burned, and last but not least Identical. These books have shown me a new side to life. They -- you -- have showed me that no matter the past, you can do whatever you wish. I read all these books a million times and I wish for enough money to buy them all. You are my favorite author, and I thank you. You've changed my life and the way I look at it forever.

Thank you so, so much,
Kira

Chelsea said...

I have to completely agree with the person who posted above me. I have read all of your books and am extremely looking forward to reading Fallout, I hope you continue writing. I've never followed through with any author other than you. You are definately my favorite! You tell it like it is, and subconciously letting people look into their lives through another perspective. I love your writing style, and how your words are on the pages, it makes reading so much more exciting. Thank you for writing so perfectly, Chelsea.

monicagomezzzz said...

I have read many books, but my favorite of all time have to be all your books. I have been inspired by you to write my own stuff. I am currently working on my own verse novel. I wish that at some point I could meet you, Ellen, because I would like for you to help me out and give me some pointers. I can't wait for Fallout to come out as I am sure this will be another amazing book.

Dakota said...

Thank you Ms. Hopkins for writing your stories. When I read your stories my eyes are opened to a new world of the dark side of the young adults in the world. It's refreshing to see the truth and how you can write about your own family like this. You are my inspiration to write...

iAlyse said...

It's amazing to just possibly peer into the mind of people who have had worse problems than all of us, and you have clearly given us this glimpse or better yet a true feeling of what it is like. My mind has become addicted to the poetic plot and the tingling sensation of what might happen next. It truly makes me think of the world different, there are a few books that can open your eyes and your books have done that.
You show that the grass is really greener on the other side, all you have to do is conquer your past and live on to the future. I'm sure you know, Mrs. Hopkins, that you have helped many people with your books and I thank you for sharing such intreguing stories and style of writting. You are a fantastic writter. Have a very good day.
Thank you, so very much,
Alyse

TwilightsDance said...

Im so sorry what has happen with the Teen lit Humble festival. They are out of their minds.

Carli said...

Mrs. Hopkins,
I would just also like to say thank you. I have never followed an author's novels, or got so excited to find out a new novel has been released by an author. Your stories have truly inspired me to make a change in someone's life and made me realize people don't always have it so easy. I am currently a criminal justice major, but am planning on going into counseling in the future.
I cannot wait to read Fallout. Your style of writing is amazing.

Thank you so much again,
Carli

Channing said...

Your books amaze me in ways i cant even imagine. I started reading these books and got all my friends to read them too. I had the pleasure of meeting you last year. You came to my school and i bought all the books even though i already read most of them. Your writting inspires me and the way you write is my all time favorite. The stories you write are so real and so emotional. Your not afraid to write the truth and what really happens with people. You are my favorite author and i will read any book you write. Your amazing Mrs. Hopkins(:

kay said...

Your writing sends shivers up my spine, thoughts to my head; it brings up memories from the past and situations from the present. I laugh, I cry, but mostly I relate.
Your books have moved me in ways I never thought literature could. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity and thoughts, I really look forward to reading Fallout and anymore books to come!

Brittany said...

Your books are amazing. They have inspired me to write more poetry about my life and my struggles. I have always looked to other female writers for inspiration but when I read your books I became addicted. I love the way you right. I cannot wait to read more of your work. I can't wait to read more of your books!

Drama510Queen said...

Dear Mrs. Hopkins -

I finished Crank this evening, and was stunned at how fast I had tore through it. In 6 hours I had cried and laughed and looked within myself to find my own answers to the questions Kristina asked me as a reader. I beleive that this book has truly touched me, in my head and heart, and made me a better person.

Before your book, I was confused. People who used drugs simply disgusted me, and I didn't undertand them. I could never find reason to why they would do such a thing and thought them mad. But after feeling Kristina's pain, and (although this is tough to admit) finding myself in more then a few ways very similar to her, I understood a different world.

I think and hope this book with keep me on a good path that which I could've easily strayed from before. I'd like to thank you for changing my life.

Sincerly,
Bess

lindsey said...

As a child whose parents both suffered through drug addictions, the Crank, Glass, and soon to be Fallout books have strung such a chord in my heart. I know the same esteem issues that Kristina felt, and to see some of them also mirrored in my parents makes me know that what my family has gone through and continues to go through has similarities to others. We are not alone, and you help me to remember that.

And all the terrible thoughts in my head that were similar to the characters in Impulse is also refreshing. To think that the awful ways my mind is, can be transformed into something completely different gives me so much hope.

And though I am not a Mormon, the same religious doubts that clouded my mind for a long time are the same that played out in Burned, and I loved that book. This book allowed me to come to term with my higher power, and live my life a little differently.

Your books are so full of wisdom and emotion. I always read through them in a matter of hours, and I am always left completely desolate at the terror of your characters lives. And yet, they always give me a new perspective for my own life. Ms. Hopkins, what you write is raw, and I appreciate your guts to reach into subjects most fear to even talk about. Thank you for the hope you have given me, and I hope will continue to come. You completely inspire to reach for the stars, and every fiber of my being thanks you for that.

Lindsey

<+> White (the) Hatter <+> said...

Ellen, I just wanted you to know that I give you the highest praise for what you have had the courage, dedication and strength to write about. You are an Angel.

Carla said...

I'm not much of a reader....never really was. One day I decided to go to Barnes and Noble to see what I could find, and I found Burned. I read the first few pages and was directly hooked. I went home and couldnt stop reading. I've never been so hooked on a book before. I finished burned the same day I got it, and went on to tricks. I read all of your books in about a span of a month. You're the only author I care to read a book from. When I ran out of your books, I tried to search for other authors that were somewhat similar, but nothing compared to your writing and books. I can't wait for fallout. Thank you so much for being such an amazing author and person. You've really helped me open my eyes to realize what goes on in the world.

Anonymous said...

Mrs. Hopkins-
I don't know how often you get to check your comments here, or if someone is hired to do it for you, but if you ever happen to come across this comment, I would love for you to know how many lives your books have changed. When I was in high school (not so very long ago, but already almost another lifetime), a friend of mine and I did a book report on Crank and Glass. We chose the books separately, and when we realized what we had done, we came together and did a group project. We had a big 3 dimensional display of everything we felt was important from the two books, and we explained what happened and how drugs can damage not only your life but the lives of those who care about you. We did such an incredible job (our teacher's words, certainly not ours), that we actually came back and re-presented the project for her other English classes. I hope that some of them got as much out of your books as we do, and I'm looking forward to reading Fallout, just as soon as my library gets it in.

karlixbabiix0x said...

i also never followed other authors as i do with you...ive had similar feelings and sistuations tp ur books or new someone thats has thats close to me....youare a great author ..love ur books keep'em coming =)

Alice said...

Dear Ellen Hopkins ,

I currently dont have any words as to how i want to express my feelings for the poems/stories you write . each and everyone its own story its own meaning and its own . i would love to thank you for using your talent and sharing it with everyone . And i would also like to say that Impulse is my first faviroute due to the reason i have been in an institue for the mentally unstable , and burned is my second faviroute it made me cry because i can relate to losing the love of my life . your words are powerful and have touched me . thank you for everyting .

Love Alice .

GingerNinja said...

Your books have not only changed my life, but they've changed my entire perspective on life. Impulse got me through a personal experience and helped me believe that life IS worth living. After I read it, I knew that I had to have more. Burned and Identical threw me for a loop as they, too, loosely touched on my memories. They promised me that, no matter what our pasts have done to us, love exists and it will mend our future. Crank and Glass, though they didn't hit home, still hit hard. I love these books and everything they stand for. Thank you, Mrs. Hopkins, for everything you've done through your work.

Melanie Vestal said...

Dear Ellen Hopkins,

I would like to say thank you on behalf of everyone who has even be touched by your books, they are completely amazing. You opened my eyes to so many things in life; Drug addiction, depression, the struggles many people face in life. Your free verse books are written so beautifully. All of your books are so addicting it's hard to put them down. I have been counting down the days for fallout to come out, & i am going to pick it up first thing after school tomorrow. I also very much look foward to Perfection since Impulse is my favorite book. I wish you best of luck in your adult novel writtings, i will be looking foward to those as well. Once again ms.Hopkins thank you very much. You are an inspiration.

Tayler said...

Dear Mrs. Hopkins,
I am completely in love with your writing.. All of your books have changed my life and the way i view it. They have helped me understand so many different people, in so many different ways. You have touched so many people's lives with your writing. You are a remarkable writer.

Thank you so much,
Tayler Kiner

Lorena Yanez said...

Ellen Hopkins, your books have been a great help for me. I suffer from depression and my mum didn't understand what I was going through. I was able to show her some of your work, and she began to understand. Thank you for helping me with communicating what I was unable to.

brianna said...

I never consider alot of things till I read these books. They opened my mind alot after my friend found one on our teachers bookcase. It shows what could happen to all of us. thanks for putting these out here in the world for us young adults to read. Our parents sometime try to shelter us away from sruff like this.

Anonymous said...

All I can say is thank you!! Your books have taught me to appreciate life and that other people have it much harder than I do. You're such an inspiration and I think every single person should read your books.I'm soo glad I picked up Crank at the bookstore!I never knew that day would change how I look at literature forever.

prophecygirl said...

Ellen -

Rather than echo everything everyone else has already said (which I would), I'll just say that your writing is the most important out there.

Don't ever lose your honesty.

Jenny
(Wondrous Reads)

Ashley Piercy said...

Dear Ms. Hopkins, Thank you so much for sharing our stories. You have no idea how empowering and informing your stories are to everyone who picks up your books. Not everyone's life is a fairy tale, in fact most are quite the opposite and that's were you make an impact with our generation. You tell the ugly truth. Thank you so much for being the best Author the world has ever know! You inspire me to write my story to help reach out to others. You never cease to amaze me. Thank you more than words can say, Ashley

BethyLove215 said...

After starting a downward spiral in seventh grade, I took to reading fantasy and fiction novels to get away from reality. I fell deeper and deeper into my dark abyss, and I eventually came to my own way of easing the pain: suicide. About a month before my planned date of this, my friend told me to read your book, Crank. I fell in love with her character, and the horrors she faced. I admired her, and realized how perhaps my life was not so much worth ending. Soon after, I began to read Impulse, a book I believed might help me in deciding what best to do. I instead found a girl exactly who I was, just a bit farther in her “wish for happiness through pain”. When I came to the end, and saw what happened to Tony, Vanessa, and Conner, I realized, fully for the first time, that I shouldn’t take the same action attempted by the three characters. Ms. Hopkins, I want to thank you for the bliss you have brought to my life. I was bulimic, anorexic, and a cutter, all at once. When I read your books, I saw how my life is good, and how even when all hell seems to break lose around me, it could be much worse. So thank you. No one’s life is perfect, and it took your books to help me see that, even with my friends, and even my heartless cheating (now ex-) boyfriend telling me all along what you showed me. So thank you and I hope you keep writing. Your books inspire me, and even now I plan to someday write my own story in verse. It’s not pretty, but it’s the truth, and you finally showed me: that’s the hardest thing to face, and the most important. Thank you.

Nadinax said...

I have only read Impulse, and so far I adore your writing. That book is incredibly powerful, it opened my eyes into what kind of path I want to take into my career. I'm a Psychology major, and so far I had an idea of what I wanted to do, but after reading your book I realized how badly people are hurt out there and how misunderstood they are, how many need help and how much I want to be the one who gives that help.

Thank you for not being afraid of writing the truth, for addressing real people's problems and not just turning everything into a everything's perfect kind of story. Thank you for being real. You are more than talented, and I'm anxiously waiting to get a hold of all of your other books <3

Diia said...

Ellen,, I LOVE your books <3 They're inspirational,, moving, interesting, and none like any other book I've read!!! My favourites would have to be ALL OF THEM!? They're my favourite, all of them. haha :) I've read Impulse over, and over (have to take my friends book to read it though :P). So sad, BUT SO CAPTIVATING!! Love your books,, I hope to see more after Fallout maybe? ;D That would make my life complete <3 LOVE YOUR BOOKS!!!

Your an ispiration,,

Diane :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for telling the story of children affect by the monster. It feels great for people to finally understand what we've been through and the fear of turning out just like them. I've always felt so alone, but it's sad to hear how many go through what I had to with my parents' relationship with the monster. Most people don't want to deal with the ugly in life and pretend this problem doesnt exist. I'm glad you were brave enough to expose it. I wish I could write like you. If I could I would write a novel about how healing the scars the monster has left is harding than surviving a childhood with the monster.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for your books. Especially Crank, it helped me so much. My uncle used to do crystal meth, and it hurt my whole family. We all have tried to help him for years. He hasn't done it in years, but his life is still not ok. He still drinks and smokes a lot, and can't hold down a job. But we keep hoping that because he kicked his meth habit, one day...
Your books are amazing, and it is so inspiring to see an authour who isn't afraid to write about things that actually affect my age group (I'm 15). Thank you thank you thank you for your books. I still cry when I read Crank and Glass. "Kristina's" life may never be the same, but as long as you have hope, something good may happen. You are my inspiration. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Sarah

Jenny said...

As much as i absolutely love Crank and Glass and cannot wait to read Fallout, I must say it was a bit of a struggle for me to read them, because it would trigger my cravings so bad. It's embaressing to say but it only took one time smoking meth to crave it again. Reading about Kristina getting high just made me want to make a phone call right then and there. After I would read for a few hours I would be pulling my hair out without even realizing it. Meth addiction is real and it only takes one time to go to desperate measures to do it again.. and again. Reading these books has opened my eyes to realize even the best of people can fall so hard. Your books have inspired me to start my path to sobriety. I plan to move in a few weeks to get out of the God forsaken drug town i live in. It will be a hard road and the thought of severe withdrawl scares me, but as I've read from your books, the outcome of continuing the drug is extremely worse. Thank you for telling the truth about this horrible drug.

Anonymous said...

I cant wait for this book! ive read all of your books and i remember reading impulse and i feel in love with your books! i just cant wait!!! :D

Madison Lanning said...

Mrs.Hopkins...Is fallout as disturbing as crank and glass???

Paige1989 said...

Mrs. Hopkins -

I wanted to thank you for your novels. :) I really enjoy the reality behind your novels, sans pure happily ever afters and such. I struggled with self-injury for a long time and your book "Impulse" really hit home with me. After reading Impulse, I read the rest of your books and plan on picking up Fallout tomorrow. Keep writing! I'll keep reading. They really resonate with me. I love reading, but I love the raw emotion in your books.

Thank you for your wonderful novels
-Paige

Katelyn said...

Thank you so very much Mrs. Hopkins for opening my eyes to these stories. I've read all of your books so many time, I cannot get enough of them. You are my all-time favorite author. You've changed my life with the twists and turns of these books. I sit and shed tears when I read them. They connect emotionally to me. You're an amazing person and I'm glad you write. Thank you so much.
I may only be fourteen, but I understand each and every problem that arises, all thanks to you. I love your writing style and ideas. You're... just amazing. (:

A dedicated reader,
Katelyn.

Kemarea said...

Through a tainted window, the wind blows ever so harsh.
Chills creep up the spine the minute the air touches the necked, exposed skin that is my arms.
Thank god for cozzy pants.
And thank god the time slows
Is it for me i wonder?
It doesnt matter because wheather time is slowed or quickened, i will still be reading books by my favorite author, Ellen Hopkins.

(I just now came up with that mini poem, haha) I think ur books r jus simply brilliant! I love every moment of every second because ur words speak to my ears, entertain my eyes, enlightens my mind, and more. But mostly importantly i love the way ur books seems to draw me into the story. Ur amazing at wat u create and im glad i stubbled upon one of ur books (Impulse) at my school library! I really hope u keep writing because i really do cherish the books i read. It makes me wonder y most people waste their time on tv when they have such great books like urs to read. Haha :)

Ashante said...

It's 5am and I've opened up fallout to read. I come across my name and my heart skips a beat. "Ashante! how many times..." (&& i won't continue the rest because not everyone has read the book) but to see my name which is pronounced Ashantay in your book. Made my world. I can't tell you how many times I've sat down and read Impulse over and over again. Like the Ashante in your book I grew up in foster homes too. I can relate to Vanessa who cut for so long... I did for 6 years and at 18 its been 2 years since i've stopped. My real mother is the exact way Kristina/Bre is. And it just amazes me how [your books] some how sketch out every aspect of my childhood and life. Tricks made me want to find love, Identical opened old wounds, Burned made me think back to a time where I hated my family and I was just so alone. and Crank and glass made me understand my mother. Your books have done more than just captivate me, and make me come back for more. They have saved my life. and for that I say thank you.
Thank you so much.
- Ashante.

Brandi said...

I love your books and the way you write. I live in a small town without a bookstore and haven't been able to get Fallout yet but I look forward to buying it soon. You bring to the forefront of everyones mind issues deal with everyday and you hold nothing back. Just saw on your website where you mentioned writing a sequel to Burned. I was extremely excited about this because I loved that book and always wanted to know what happens after the story ends. Looking forward to that and your adult novel. Keep writing!!

Anonymous said...

why does time tick-tock away?
why does the sand in and hourglass have to fall?

i asked these questions
and her answer was,
"if time stood still, there would be no hope for
tomorrow...
no memories of
yesterday...
no joy of
today..."

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much. You have shown me a part of peoples everyday life and the way it really is. I see life differently. I wish I had the money so I could buy every single one of your books; or a way I could just read them. Thank you!

Gianna said...

You are such an amazing writer, I have only read Crank and Identical but now I am reading Glass. I love how you describe things, you do it soooooo well, I am real anxious to finish Glass so I can read fallout! Thank you so much for inspiring me to read I just love the way you write please keep it up!

Brooke said...

I absolutly love all your books. i have read all of then besides Fallout which im in the process of reading now. i love your books because they are something real that happens to real people everyday unlike vampire and werewolve that dont exsist and there is not any truth in them. Thank you so much for writting these amazing books. My favorite is Burned it broke my heart and i cried and i was just really good. so please keep writing and i cant wait till your next book.

Love always
Brooke

Kelcie K said...

Dear Ellen,
Oh my gosh, your books are completely amazing!! They have impacted my life so much since I've read them. Please, don't ever stop writing! I would be devastated if you did. You're my ultimate favorite author, and I've found an obsession with your writing. You have inspired me so much to start writing about my life, but I don't know where to start!

Thank you for everything you do,
Kelcie

Shamari Nicole Edwards said...

dear Ellen Hopkins i absolutely love your book i have every one starting from Burned to Fallout. I cannot wait to start reading it, i bet its marvelous just like the rest of the books! everything i have read in those books has taught me a valuable lesson! thank you so much and i cannot wait to read Perfect!

Anonymous said...

Oh My Mrs. Hopkins, I love, love, love Impulse<3 I fell in love with Conner throughout the book, and my heart just dropped at the end!! I really hope you do a sequal to it! The way Vanessa and Tony handle it. I must know!! I've been playing out possible endings, but yours would be 10x better

Anonymous said...

Fallout was absolutely amazing. You are my FAVORITE author, please write more and more books. I love your stories. <3

angie-la said...

Mrs. Hopkins, you have inspired me. Your books are fantastic and I'm honored to have read them.

Thank you for sharing your stories with us.

-Angie

Giulia said...

You're writing is just absolutely amazing. Although I have never encountered anything even remotely close to what any of the characters in your books have, they have motivated me even more to achieve my dreams of being a youth worker and reaching out to teens like them. Your writing is so inspirational, it makes me think about how tough other people's lives are and what they have to go through every day. It reminds me of how lucky I am and reminds me to be thankful for everything I have. So THANK YOU for writing and going through with publishing Crank and introducing us to all of your characters, they truly have touched my life, fictional or not, you gave them a voice. A strong voice at that.

Anonymous said...

you are amazing :) i am addicted to the books you write. i heard about them from a few of my classmates who did a book trailer on them for a project. im not much of a reader but as soon as i started reading your books i got hooked!! i couldnt help myself but read more and more. you are an amazing writer and i think there should be more books written as sequels to burned, impulse, identical, or tricks. these books and all their good vocab helped me score higher on my FCAT(florida comprehension assessment test)i cant stop reading these books. im re-reading so many times. each day i walk into school with a different book of yours in my hand. i accomplished reading crank and glass(again!)in two days prior to fallout's release so i could refresh my memory. there is so much i wish to ask you. so much more i need to know. i think that you should make an apperance in jupiter florida. im going to end my comment so that i can go and read impulse for the 3rd time. :) thanks for your amazing literature. goodbye.

Reaghan said...

Mrs. Hopkins, your books are AMAZING!! I have read all the books, with the exception of Fallout, and I wanted to say just how much your writing has impacted me. Your books opened the door to my very sheltered life, showing me the not so wonderful light of the world we live in. It showed me just a taste of whats out there. I love your writing, so very much, and I thank you for writing those novels. -Reaghan. :)

Kensie said...

Ellen-
Your books have completely inspired me. I read Crank when I was in 9th grade and have read all of them since then. Since reading the first one, I had wanted to become a child psychiatrist. I have stuck with that so far and am now planning for colleges to go to. I am truly happy with my plans for life, and I may not have realized them if it weren't for your books.

Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart.

Taylor Broughton said...

You're books are amazing. Period. I can't wait to read Perfect. I often feel the struggle of trying to be perfect for everyone around me, and I'd like to see how you personalize it. Go Hopkins!
-Taylor

Anonymous said...

Ellen, I think you are one of the grestest writers in the world, you inspired me to write concrete poetry and I was published in kaliedoscope,thank you for using your gift of amazing writeing to better the world. I love you.

Anonymous said...

Hi Ellen: My (younger sister) introduced me to your books right before she graduated H.S. ( a few months ago) So far I've read: Crank, Class, Burned & Tricks. I just finished Fallout last night and... I cannot put your books down once I have them in my hand and I'm always sad once I've finished them (weird, I guess) I was in the middle of a book when my sister ordered Fallout for me as a surprise... This may sound strange, but in some ways I'm addicted to your books... I can't wait til I have all of them on my shelf... Out of the several I've read thus far... Burned & Fallout have really impacted me... Burned especially... I really don't understand why since I really can't relate to it from personal experience, so My guess is the way the story was written! I think you're a brilliant author and I'm super glad I've met your books!

Krista said...

Dear Ellen. I have read every one of your books. I just finished FALLOUT five minutes ago. It was absoultely amazing. Your books are inspiring. I have recommended them to several people, and it was worth my time, for sure. I hope to see you in Billings on the 12th of October!! :)

Erin said...

There are no words to describe you're books. I am not a fan of reading, but once I pick up one of your books, I find myself never wanting to put it down. I just finished burned in one sitting and it is currently my favorite book. I'm so glad I discovered your writings because they're basically the only books I honestly enjoy reading. Keep it up! You're basically an inspiration and its just unexplainable how addictive your books are!!! Just reading them changes my life and view on things and as I keep reading them, I just crave to unvail the well-thought stories you write! Your writings just portay a sense of realness and its hard to find that in anything these days. Thank you for doing YOU, and staying REAL, and providing everyone with such inspiring and unique books!

Love,
Erin

baddict17 said...

I don't even know what to say except you're amazing and awesome and brilliant! You're books affect me so much, I feel drained when I finish them. I crave your books when you don't have new ones out and think about them for at least 2 weeks after I finish them. Keep writing!

paola said...

I really love your book ma'am. It gives me hope and life. I'm saving all my money to catch up with your new books. Please don't stop writing. I will always be your fan. Thank you so much for everything.

Jessica said...

I can't begin to thank you enough, Ellen Hopkins. Of your seven books so far, I have read six (all but Tricks) and I've fallen completely in love with each individual tale. Your books have helped get me through points in my own life which, prior to reading your novels, I felt only I was experiencing. Your books give myself and the rest of your readers a voice. I can't wait to start Tricks and then but Perfect. Don't ever stop writing. Your readers depend on it.

Anonymous said...

haha. So, I have contacted you a total of 3 times. But that was before Fallout. OhMiGosh. Ha. is Hunter really a dj? Did he really give a "sick girl" a signed copy of one of your books? Ellen, "Marie" I'm sure you get this ALOT, but I'm your number one fan! I've read them all. Have you ever thought of making even just ONE of them a movie yet?

Anonymous said...

Dear Mrs. Hopkins
your books have showed me the other side of life it helped me understand people who do things like your charcters do. My brother was on drugs before hes off of them now hes been off for along time i was actully the one who figured out that he was on them by the things that were in you book. so now he thinks i dont understand like why people could be drivin to that, but i do and i understand that for the rest of his life it will be a battle thanks to your books. You helped me to understand that it can happen to anyone even the best of us. so thank you, you are an amazing writer and someday i hope to be able to write as good as you to make people feel what your charcters feel rathers is pain heartbreak love sadness, you are one of my heros!-Tay.M

leah said...

There's something to be said for your books and your writing. Though, that's clearly inevitable due to the massive respect readers have already displayed throughout the years. For me, respect doesn't seem to skim the surface of appriciation I feel towards you. For me, you've given me a new light a new hope despite the deep lows of every book. I've found that I'm not alone in what I do, or what pasts I succumb to and for me, that means everything. Thank you for being so inspirational.
Leah

Bridget Durgin said...

I have read crank & glass now I am reading fallout & I got the chills when I first started to read fallout I have been down the same path as kristina, I am older now & I have a 12 year old daughter so when I read fallout it makes me want to be even closer to my daughter knowing that life could have been a lot worse for the both of us I hope nothing but the best for you & your family & thank you for three amazing books

Bridget Durgin said...

I have read crank & glass now I am reading fallout & I got the chills when I first started to read fallout I have been down the same path as kristina, I am older now & I have a 12 year old daughter so when I read fallout it makes me want to be even closer to my daughter knowing that life could have been a lot worse for the both of us I hope nothing but the best for you & your family & thank you for three amazing books

Clarisa said...

Mrs. Hopkins, i love all your books so much.. im about half way thru fallout. i tell everyone im obsessed with you and your books. i love how you don't hold back when you write and i can relate to many of your characters, especially the ones in impulse. i look forward to reading all the other books you write. God bless you and your family.

Karla said...

I really liked your book I've just read crank, just finish actually. I already bought glass, I bet is as good as crank, or even better. And sure I'll buy fallout as soon as I finish glass. I love your writing hope I can be half as good writer as you are some day.

MikaelaDanielle said...

Ellen Hopkins, Last year, i saw everyone at school reading your books; Crank and Glass.. i wondered why everyone wouldn't put those books down.. So for Christmas, I told my Grandma that i wanted the books Crank and Glass by Ellen Hopkins. On Christmas Eve, i opened up both books.I spent all Christmas day reading Crank.. I couldn't put it down! Then i started reading Glass, that took me about three days to complete.. I was completely addicted to your books. So after Christmas i bought your books, Burned and Impulse.. I was so moved by those books, for my birthday and Valentines day i received Tricks and Identical.. You are such an amazing poet. It's unbelieveable that you could write a poem and make it into a story as well. You are so brave to write out your families personal business and feelings like you did. I just recently bought fallout and it took me 2 days to complete.. I seriously did not want to read it so fast because i know it would end the Crank series and i know you won't have another book out until next year.. All three of those books were amazing.. I promised myself not to get addicted to drugs, and I'm not. As i read Crank, i thought to myself, one little slip can end your life in a flash.. And i can't imagine how your life turned upside down from it. I don't know anybody with an addiction, but for those out there who do,i pray for you, and pray for your loved ones to come back from their addiction..Ellen Hopkins you are such an Inspirational person, and I'm really influenced by your books.. You are giving a positive out look for kids who young and are learning things about sex and drugs, and how to avoid them... Your giving them the chance to see what happens to your life with the "monster" And i hope kids younger than me, read your books and make the decisions not to become an addict to anything, whether it's drugs, or sex or alcohol. Thank you for giving me the chance to read your books (:

whitney breyan said...

Ellen, you are one of my favorite authors, I love all your books. They are phenominal. The way u write inspires me to take a step back and look at people for who they really are. Everyone is different. I also like how you write about real life sittuations. Drugs are a serious matter in the lives of people today, espec...ially in the lives of young adolescents. Love is apart of everyone's lives whether or not they want it. Several authors write books about how "perfect" life is and their stories always have a happy ending. You, on the other hand, write about reality and real life stories. As a reader, I never know what to expect next, when reading your books, and that makes them interesting. I like the excitment I get when reading your books. They keep me on edge. No one's life is perfect, and the
"real" books you write show that. They also teach us lessons. I have an idea for a book i would like for u to write in the future, that's if you would like to. You can contact me @facebook.com. search for Whitney Tatlock. Thank you for the exciting adventures through your books,

Whitney Breyan <3

Alessandra said...

I've just read Fallout and as with all of your other books you did not disappoint. I have to take a few days' break before reading something by anyone else because everything would just be dull after reading your work. I came across Crank in a book store a couple of years ago and I had never read anything so real. I love how you don't hold back with any of your stories. Thank you for writing these amazing books.

msmurderstyle666 said...

Dear Ellen Hopkins,

Your books have given me hope, insight as well as a light to look forward to. These books not only hit home but teach as well. Please continue to write for this generation is blessed to have your work amoung us. Everyday I find myself looking into quotes from your books for guidance. And as the books continue all with diffrent purposes and subjects I know that there is hope afterall. You have saved my life. I to have a monster in my self infliction and drinking and in these books i have learned to cope better and to reach out. Thank you Mrs. Hopkins for showing me a world were I am not alone. Thank you for telling us your story (though mostly fiction) as well as the peices of impulse, burned, identical and tricks.

You are the best and brightest
Again thank you
Grace

Lexy Ray said...

Ms.Hopkins,

thanks for writing the books! they changed my life in ways i couldn't even imagine! I used to be a depressing 8th grader who isolated herself from her friends. after reading your books, i have came to realize that there are some people in this world who have it worse than me, and that i'm not alone. I still have those "blah" days once in a while, but i am not as depressing as i was before. Please note that your books have changed millions of lives. Continue to write, please!!!

From,

Lexyyyyyyyyy

Brittany from AZ said...

Wow. I just read Tricks yesterday. It was amazing!!! I loved reading all of thier stories...but what happens to all of them? The end of the book kind of leaves you hanging. Will there be a sequel to end all of my predictions? Does Eden stay with Andrew forever like they said they would? Is Sandy ok? does Iris die miserably like she deserves to? Does Seth's dad ever accept him for who he really is? Does Whitney end up okay? Does she get along with her family better? And that is just the beginning of my questions. And last but not least...Why Vegas?

Neesha said...

Ellen Hopkins I just wanted to thank you very much,I'm a recovering Meth addict and reading your books I could relate so much,reading your books has help me in my recovery.I now have hope that I can beat the monster.thank you and I hope you write more cause' who knows you might be saving another teen life and you won't even know it,you helped save mine.

Anonymous said...

Dear Ms. Hopkins,

I just finished reading "Fallout," and as I write this, I am literally shaking with anger and disappointment. I don't care how awful a person is, at their core, or by their choices, *they are not responsible for their own rape.* EVER. Through your characters, you gave the rapist (Brendan) a pass because of his drug addiction, then indicated that Kristina was partially responsible because of her own drug involvement-- and left it there. Victim=selfish and incapable of love; rapist=formerly misguided guy who wasn't responsible for his actions. As an author, and even more, as a *mother,* you have a responsibility to your audiences and your children (by choice or by fate) to explain that there is never, ever an excuse for rape. Where is the grandparent's scene or discussion with "Hunter" that what the sperm force-donor did was *wrong*? And where is the bit of compassion or human understanding that--no matter how hard the fallout of drug addiction may have affected the surrounding characters/family members--that *RAPE* most likely caused even more damage to the daughter than drug addiction would have caused on its own? No, you didn't choose to be the parent of a junkie. However, you *did* choose to be the voice for victims and young adults, and therefore, you have a responsibility to explain that (no matter how confused the child of the rapist & victim may be) rape is never, ever the fault of the victim, and those victims, no matter the circumstances of their rape, still have rights, feelings, and worth as an individual. Something you, as an author (hopefully, not as a mother) failed to give Kristina in the third book of your trilogy.

Maddie said...

Dear Ellen,

I loved all of your books more than ANY I've ever read, and I've read a lot. My favorite one you've written is Impulse. I connected with Vanessa because I used to be in that same dark place... And although I didn't have the same connection with Connor, I sobbed when he took that final step... Death, no matter the relation to you, still has the same ability to tear your heart out. I was able to see how my own parents felt, so I thank you for that. This book changed my life, and my outlook on it. There is always an out, and it doesn't need to be forever.

Thank you for everything,
Maddie(:

Stephanie said...

Dearest (if I may) Ellen,
Your books are quite possibly the best books I have ever read. I display them proudly in my room, as their look is as catchy and amazing as the books themselves. It was precisely the cover of Crank that first caught my attention at the bookstore, as I mindlessly browsed shelves and shelves of books. That cover stood out and after reading the summary, I knew I had to buy it. So I did, and I devoured it in a couple of days.. These are the kind of books I'll reread and never get rid of. It is truly amazing how captivating the stories are, especially because they are based on real facts. It is important for young people to read accounts such as these so they can grasp how serious a matter drugs are... I think it would be beneficial and very interesting to see excerpts (or the whole book)included in high school reading lists.. These books are truly an eye-opener, whether it's the Crank series, or the other 4 (Impulse, Burned, Tricks & Identical). I am currently reading Fallout and already I am hooked. I just discovered that you will be releasing Perfect in 2011 and I am psyched! :) Best of luck, and definitely keep writing!! Cheers!

D. said...

Dear Mrs. Hopkins. I would really like you to know that your books are one of the only ones that linger in my memory way after i've read them. I always find myself wondering what's going to happen to the characters next. I have just finished reading Fallout, ten minutes ago, and I must say I loved it just as much as I did your other books (though i haven't read them all, they're not really available where i'm from). I do hope that you never stop writing because your stories inspire people and they have most certainly inspired me. I've always wanted to be a writer, though i am very fickle minded about it nowadays. It is people like you who make me want to continue to give it everything I've got and to never give up. I do hope that the ending to your personal story does end well, in reality. I wish you all the best, and thanks a million.

Chennedy said...

Dear Mrs. Ellen Hopkins,

Never has there been a more amazing writer than you! I've read all of your novels, loved every word on every page of every book. My favorite was Impulse. This book brought me through my toughest times in life and I'm thrilled to discover that you're writing a sequel. I can't wait to buy it; I know it will be as amazing as the rest of your pieces. Much appreciation for all your time and harad work.

Sincerely,
Chennedy. (:

Jordan said...

Wow I remember when I first got Impulse the biggest book ive seen in 5th or 6th grade for Christmas. After reading that book my life changed I have read every one of your books and every one of my friends know my obbsession for these books. Can't wait to read Fallout!

kelsey said...

Thank You So VERY VERY MUCH for writing these books!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am only in glass but i can relate so much to Kristina. I don't feel as alone anymore, I have change my ways, i am doing much better with school and family thank you so much!
Kelsey

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Sam said...

Mrs. Hopkins, I have read all of your books, and I cannot explain how much you have changed my life. Everything I see is in a whole new perspective because of your writing. I am truly touched by the dedication you have given to us readers, and I hope one day I can change someones life as you have mine. Thankyou so much for your inspiration, and I cannot wait to read your next novel, Perfect.


Thankyou, Samantha.

Sean B.......Brooklyn,NY said...

Mrs.Ellen Hopkins, as a teen i appreciate your work: the verse formatting, the way you recognize problems that teens have. I wish more writers, use this style. The detailed are oh so vivid. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to say I LOVE you're books. They have taught me so much! I'm a big fan of your work. I've read every sinle one of your books except Fallout (I'm begging my mom to buy it for me). I have a friend that was addicited to drugs and I made her read Crank and it made her open her eyes on what could happen to her. You saved my best friend's life with your book. Thank you so much for that. Your books inspired me to help the people around me. You have changed multiple lives with your words. Thank you.

Kassie said...

Thank you so much for all the writing you do! I am a proud owner of ALL of your books, including Fallout, which I just bought and am already to page 119! I already love it! The first of your books I read was Burned, and I couldn't put it down. It took me one day to read! Next I got and read Crank then Impulse, then it was on to waiting on Identical, Glass, and Tricks. I didn't want Tricks to end! I waited and waited, not sure when Fallout was due out and I went into a Books-A-Million yesterday and there it was! I was so excited!
I love your writing style! It's so unique and the way your books are written keeps me just as interested as their content! I am very inspired myself when it comes to writing!

Kaia said...

i stumbled upobn your book crank in a bookstore...I fell in love with it because it told so many truths. I have read all of your books and have also shared them with my friends. I come from a small town and donated them to the Library because they were such great books and thought they should be read by kids that might get influenced to do many kinds of drugs and other things...Thank you so much for sharing your storys with me. They have made me see that life is what you make it by your choices...

Anonymous said...

I love your books. crank and the books following should become a movie i know i would go and watch. i am in the process of owning all your books, absolutely amazing

keep writing
syd

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love your books. They get me through my school days. You have your own section on my book shelf. sometimes in class i have people sitting behind me reading your books over my shoulder. i have done a book report with crank because we had to pick our favorite book and that was the one i chose. thank you so much please dont ever stop writing....love you so much
love,

Brittany

Anonymous said...

Mrs. Hopkins,
I jus tfinished reading fallout and i absolutely loved it. All you books are so inspirational an really makes a person thiink about the very real monster(s) that lurk in the shadows of our world. Reading your books really changed the way I look at life.
Thank you so much for writing such amazing books and I really look forward to Perfect

Anonymous said...

Mrs. Hopkins,
I am sorry for your experiences and the feats you've had to incounter. I know that Crank, Glass, and Fallout were all based on a true story. I've always read about you in the back of your books. I've read them all multiple times. I've been through alot of the same things. I have never read any other authors work and enjoyed it as much as yours. You captured the obstacles, and emotional rollercoaster ride of teenagers so accurately. No sugar coating. I am a enormous fan and an aspiring writer. I've been published a couple of times. I hope one day to make it as far as you. I would LOVE to meet you and talk with you. In fact, if I had money, i would travel any amount of miles I needed to to reach you. You are astounding and I hope one day SOMEHOW we cross paths.
With so much adoration, Jade.

Sarah H. said...

Mrs. Hopkins:

I just wanted to say how much I love all of your books. They're so unique and different from all the other YA books out there. With most of the books I read, I can almost immediately guess the ending, because the authors always sugar-coat the book and the ending is always happy and predictable, but life isn't sugar-coated. That's why I love your books. You really capture how life plays out. I can't wait until Perfect comes out, and I hope you keep writing for a long time.
-Sarah :)

Danielle P. said...

Thank you, Mrs. Hopkins. You've inspired me to write, reminded me to live, and helped me forget that life isn't as bright as we think it to be. I own every single one of your books, and I love them all. Every character has a piece of me, and I thank you for that. You're a brilliant author, as I'm sure you know.

I hope you write more and more, so I'll have something real to read. Again, thank you so much, for everything, it's been such a pleasure reading each of your books, and I hope the pleasure continues.

Yours,

Danielle

Stephanie Parody said...

Ellen Hopkins you are an insperation to many people. I remember when I read the first book I got of yours, Crank. It completely captured me. I Love books, I own hundreds of books and yet I have never read a book like yours. I have always loved poetry and the fact that you write your books inverse I couldn't get enough of it. I went out and bought all of your books and can't ever wait for your next book to come out. I buy them as soon as I see that you have a new one out. They are all amazing in their own way. You know how to really capture us into their stories while saying very little. I think it was the first page where I realized that there were secret sentences depending on the spacing and so on where I beyond fell in love with your books. If more books were written like yours then maybe even some of my friends would even start reading books. Needless to say you are pretty much tied as my favorite Author and I hope you continue writting for many years to come.

Laurel said...

You are such an amazing writer. I liked to read books before I read your works, but I had never loved read nor had I ever found a subject I loved to read about. The simplisity of your covers and the size of your books popped out at me. I proudly own every one of your YA novels. At school, if someone sees me reading one of your books, they freak out and ask if they can read it after I'm done. Right now my list of people is 5 in line for reading Fallout. I really hope you continue to write YA novels because you are truly blessed with writing. I know your books have made more people want to read. I wish all the luck to you and your family and that your daughter stays clean.

Thank you for all you have done,
Laurel

Amandalynn said...

I would like to say thank you. Thank you for helping me understand my own mothers choices. I know have some comprehension of her chioces growing up. She doesnt remember much and what she does is mostly stuff she made up and learned to believe. Because of your series, I got some of the answers I alway wanted. So, thank you.

Cindi said...

As everyone has said Ellen's books are absolutely captivating. Everyone seems to literally get dragged into them. My friend and I read them together when the new ones come out. We started our own little book club with just Hopkins books, it's fabulous! Hopefully Ellen keeps writing for a very long time, they definitely helped me with my life. Reading her books made me STOP doing drugs and drinking as often because of me reading all the stupid shit that the people do in her books when on drugs. She is one of a kind author that Ellen and I'm very glad she is writing! :D To everyone that understands on a personal level how painful drug abuse can be .... Your not alone and know that someone out there loves you no matter who you are! LOVE LOVE LOVE! hehe Cindi <3

Anonymous said...

You told my story in Impulse.
It saved my life.

I cannot think of anything else to say
besides thank you.

Anonymous said...

If you have not thought about it yet, you should TOTALLY make these books into movies!!!!!

Anonymous said...

After finishing your book Identical, about a month ago, I was totally hooked. I loved your writing style, how there was raw emotion in it, how you just put it right on out there. By now I have read Identical, Impulse, Crank, and am currently reading Glass. I have loved them all so far, and can’t wait to finish this book so I can run out and buy the next one. I have read many books, and have been looking forward to finding something new, that really interested me, and your books have really caught my attention. You’re a really great author, and from what I’ve read above, you have spoken to many, many people. I hope you keep writing, because I would love to keep reading.

Thank you so much.

Anonymous said...

Dear Ellen,
I'd also like to thank you. Your books have given me the strength to pull through a very tough place in my life. I'm still slowly trying to make sense of everything and put the pieces back together, and I'm blessed to have the friends and family that I do to help me. I hope that you keep on writing. You may help more people that are stuck in a situation that is very similar to what mine was. Thank you so very much.

With all the love in my heart,
C.P.

Anonymous said...

You are amazing. Your writing style was what first grabbed me to read crank. I was instantly hooked! I get so excited when I hear you have a new book coming out, and I'm reading Fallout now. Your books have at least one aspect in every one that anyone can realte and identify with. Keep up the great work! I'll continue to buy any new books of yours in the future. I look forward to more c:

kristacorin said...

hey i know urprobly never going to get to read this but u rele have inpacted my life. i read every single book you've written and i can relate to all of the charters in some way!!!!! i hope to be a write some day and i pray tht we get to meet each other because you are my biggest insparation Ellen hopkins thank you sooooooooo much and hopefully wen my books get published you'll be mi reading them !!!!! <3333333

Avalee said...

Your books are honeslty remarkable.
You've not only touched my life with your books, but touched many others... You've ventured into an area of expertise most are afraid to enter. You do not judge us teenagers but instead symphatize and understand us in ways many cannot. You have made me happy, sad, emotional, and angry all at once. Each character each story brings all of us thogether. Connects the shattered souls of this generation into one. Because we are all looking for one thing : Love.
That is really all we want, and we have different circumstances and different lives. opinions and, attitudes but we can all realte to the feelings oh hoplessness, anger, depression, and lonliness.
I started reading crank at age 8 and I have now read every book you've ever written. I cannot tell you how talented you are or, how much you have helped people.
Your words speak so much, you feel so much. I can say , "Thank You"

Anonymous said...

I am a sheltered kid. At sixteen, my parents keep me in their little bubble. I used to think that when I moved out I could experience the world, but I read your books. I realize that now I somehow wish I could stay in my bubble and not see the messed up society we live in. Thank you Mrs. Hopkins for showing me the power of the monster. Thank you for showing me the power of the influence of drugs and what they do to people's lives. I love your books. They changed my perspective on a lot of things, and I appreciate my parent's stictness a little bit more now. I don't want to repeat what ten million other people say, but somethings can't be helped. Keep inspiring. You are changing lives.

Thank you.

Jammy_Jam said...

Her books have also helped me a great deal. My father is also a slave to the monster. Its been years but he can't stop i would always ask myself why. Aren't i enough to make you want to stop. These books have helped me understand his addiction more. I stop asking myself why because i now know this was his decision before i was born. He decision after and your books have really touched my heart. Fallout will i know hit home when i begin to read it soon.

Chelsea said...

Mrs. Hopkins, I know you probably receive hundreds of letters from fans saying "Thank you", but I hope that you won't get sick of one more from me.
My life has been similar to Kristina's--and Bree's. I've always had to battle another person inside of me. I can relate to myself as Kristina, as my personality fits hers perfectly, as does Bree fit the other person inside of me. For four years, I've been battling depression, dealing with suicidal attempts, but hiding any evidence of it all so perfectly, thanks to the "Bree" inside of me. And although I may not be dealing with drug abuse, I'm trying to overcome my depression--but I just can't. I understand that Bree is no imaginary playmate, and Kristina's life almost illustrates mine. I want to thank you, because for once in my life, it feels as if somebody understands what it feels like to be possessed by two completely different people and make what seems so impossible possible.
I truly wish "Kristina" the best of luck.
-Chelsey

Anonymous said...

Mrs. Hopkins (Ellen),

What you've written has impacted more lives than you could possibly ever know. I hope that both you and your family know that your work has both inspired and discouraged the behaviour of others. Keep up the inspiring contributions to literature and life.

Angelica said...

you have helped me better understand a family member of mines struggle with the monster. i can not completely blame her for leaving her kids. Monster is one hell of a drug. Her daughter has been such a blessing. She is my heart &soul.

thank you for your books

kristasaysgrr said...

Hi, Thank you for writing your stories. Impulse is the book I was affected by the most. I can relate a bit to most of the characters. When I was extremely young my father started beating me. It was not whoopings with a belt , it was switches, electrical cords. He tried to hang me with an electrical cord that was hanging from a ceiling. He let his friends do things to me for drugs. Made me crawl on my hands and legs for him and his friends to put cigs out on my back. He left me outside knowing I had an allergy to the sun so my skin basically boiled over. We ran from him and he always found us. People read your stories, and watch movies and say oh that never happens but it does. Scary traumatic things happen all the time. Those are not even the worse things that have ever happened to me. I remember thinking, if I just kill myself it will all be over, he wants me dead so badly maybe if I kill myself daddy will be happy and love me again. I always placed blame on myself. We finally left him after 12 years of torment. I found out not to long after I have the same mental condition he had. Bipolar Schizophrenia, I cried and never wanted to leave my room, I was afraid to be just like him, I started cutting myself every time I had a bad thought as punishment. I was admitted against my will but to be best I think the best help I had was your book. You made me feel like I am not alone. Thank you so so very much I wish I could say I was lucky enough to own one of your books but as you know thanks to the economy money is tight. I am grateful for the 1 free book I get a year thanks to a church store, but it is books only they approve of darn it hahaha any ways thank you for being there for all of those people who have a "that could never happen" life.

Anonymous said...

I love love love your books. From your first, Crank, to your latest, Fallout. I read each one in under a day. They are amazing, and so detailed. They show me that i have so much to live for, and no matter what, you dont have to go down the path that many others choose. Drugs, prostitution, partying, etc. it can all lead to roads you dont have to take. Your books just take me away, i feel like im in them, living them. It shows me what a fucked up life people can live, and i truly sympathize for all of them. I wish i could help everyone with everything. You're books have inspired me, and i thank you so much. I hope you keep writing, because you are great at what you do.

Melissa Bernal said...

Well, as soon as I read Crank, I fell in love. It not only tought me the awareness of drugs and the consiquences, but it gave me lots to think about.
When I read Glass, I was in so much shock that someone could go back, and fall even more into the deep black hole of emptiness.
I still need to read Fallout, which I plan to check out tomorrow at the library, I read the first pages, and my gosh. I coudn't wait to read it all.(this was in June)
As for all the other books, they always kept me wanting more and more. I read all of the other books in less than a week. So I obviously cannot wait for "Perfect":)
Keep writing<3
~Melissa

Hayley said...

Dear Mrs. Hopkins,
Your books are completely amazing. I own every single one of your books and cherish them as my own. Whenever I go to Borders, i know EXACTLY where to go; right to your section of books. I believe that you capture the teenage soul so perfectly, that i feel like i almost see these characters every day. Never stop writing these books.

I have written a couple of presentations in your honor also!

Thank you so much Ellen, you are truly talented.

Hayley

Allison said...

Dear Mrs. Hopkins:

I am currently a senior in high school and I have never been much of a reader. One day I saw my friend Christina reading one of your books, Crank, and I thought never in a million years would i read a book that big. Well, you guessed it...I'm in the middle of Fallout already.

I read Crank in about 2 weeks, moved onto Glass, read that one in another 2 weeks, and I am now reading Fallout. I cannot wait to read all of your other books.

I am a writer myself (if you can call it that). I love writing poetry. Your writing reminds me so much of mine it's almost crazy. The stuff you talk about and how you write it are a lot like how I write. You have definitely inspired me to write even more than I already do. It makes me feel like the things I write about are not bad at all, just a part of life.

I have shared very few writings with my friends. But after reading your books I've become more comfortable with sharing them.

I greatly appreciate you writing all of your wonderfully amazing books! I know they have, and will continue to inspire others.

Sincerely,

Allison Lee :)

Anonymous said...

OMG I love your books!!! i read Crank,Glass and Burned. Now i read Fallout and i love it!!!!. I wish you could right a Book that has kristina part. As Fallout is happenig.I thnk that would be a Great book. But thank you for wrighting these book! =)

Anna said...

Your book "Impulse" Has greatly effected me. I have been through everything that they have. The hospitalizations, the therapists. The striving to just "survive"
I also write poetry and often think back the the books i have read by you. Thank your for sharing your stories. They change lives. Especially because people can relate to them.
Thank you for reminding me i am not the only one out there with problems
Very truly
Anna

Brittanyy said...

Your story Fallout has brought tears to my eyes. I realized how a lot of the words are the words that I am really saying. I grew up with addict parents and an older sister who has 3 boys, one also named Orion, which were taken away by CPS 7 years ago. I can relate a lot to the kids in the story. Not exactly but I found myself crying towards the end. Addiction hurts anyone who cares. Today I can say that I am 19 years old and I have been working in a drug and alcohol rehab since the month I turned 18. I appreciate this book more than you will ever know.

Natalia said...

I got into some trouble - boy trouble - at my last school. reading your books made me realize that no matter how bad things get, bnot matter how bad you want to give up, not matter how much you hate youirself, things can get better. Your books gave me the hope and security I needed. Thank you! I hope you continue to write your amazing stories!

Anonymous said...

Your book impluse hit me on the spot i also went to a hospital for trying to kill myself when i read your book it hit me i saw thing that i am fortunate what i have in life thank you for what you have do.

Anonymous said...

I just seen your book Crank at the store for the first time and decided to buy it because it was about addiction. Although i'm not addicted to crank i have been struggling with an addiction to medication. I am mostly over it but i feel like it will never truley go away! I love your book and i can't wait til i go out and buy the rest of them.

Anonymous said...

Mrs. Hopkins, your books are amazing. I remember looking for books one day and coming across Crank- taking a look at the back and automatically needing to know Kristina's walk with the monster. Wanting to see what Crank could do to someone, to their lives. I'd recently read a book called "Smack" by Melvin Burgess and after seeing what Heroin could do to someone, I was craving the knowledge of what Meth did to someone.
I've heard a lot about crank, even before reading your amazing novel, but all my previous knowledge made me want to taste it- to dance with it. Even after reading all of your books, I want that taste, but I ignore it, in heed of the warning you were trying to send out. It's hard though, because I've lost myself to pills a long time ago, and I remember how close to heaven those made me, so to want to taste something stronger, heavier, would have been magic for me; but I just have to think of Kristina's story and think, "Do I really want that?" I'm sorry that your daughter has had that walk with the monster, and I'm happy that she found her way out.

Thank you for your books, and I want you to continue writing!! I really wish that there could be another book to the Crank trilogy, soo badly. I want to know what it was that made Kristina stop, what happened to make her finally put it down and say "No" ! And I know that Hunter is real, but are any of the others real ?

SamanthaTesta said...

I literally cannot even begin to describe how your writing has effected me. Tricks was the first of your novels I ever read and coincidentally it came into my life the date it was released! It caught my eye at Chapters and something told me that this book was going to change me. After reading it I was in so much shock about how incredible it was I just knew I couldn't get enough of you! I've read every single book, and am currently working on Fallout and soon Perfect. Although I have to say that your greatest book is without a doubt CRANK. The way you wrote it is so perfect, it left so many beautiful and creative pictures and images in my mind. I even wrote a song about it called "THE MONSTER" I've email you about it and sent you the words I believe ( not sure if you remember) , and if i ever record it i'd love to send it your way. Im just really glad that there is someone out in this world that is so creative and ingenious as you are in your writing, it feels so honest. I can't wait to finish Fallout & read Perfect as well as anything and everything else that you write !

thank you for leaving me breathless
love
Samantha

trishasuicide said...

When I was fourteen I moved to a different city outside of Toronto because of a divorce my parents had and I was excited to have a fresh start where no one knew my name and I wanted to fit in more then anything because I wasn't accepted at my other school so I met a girl who I thought was just like me struggling with depression but turns out there was a lot more wrong she introduced me to cocaine, heroine, pot, cigarettes, ketamine, mdma, acid, lsd ect. It wasn't long until the school found out her and I were using drugs. Suddenly I craved attention so I created ''friends'' to impress my older ''friends'' back home where my father lived and people bought it because of the fake photoshopped pictures I had then suddenly I was pretending more and more, creating stories, using drugs more, cutting myself, contemplating suicide and planning to leave home. It wasn't long until my mother shipped me over to my fathers house and I fell in love but destroyed that love with foolish lies to impress him so we ended a year later and I met someone else who was the love of my life for almost three years and he showed me your books and said maybe I could relate to the stories told, I could. Every word I read made me feel as if I was reading my own stories. For so long I suffered with addiction and depression and everyone knew it from the scars on my arms, legs and my pale sick face from the drugs. Your book impulse gave me hope and your books glass and crank made me realize if I don't stop my addictions that'll be me one day, that is me. I just turned seventeen and I own your books crank, glass, burned, impulse, identical and fall-out. I also own 'flirtin' with the monster' your words are powerful and they mean so much to me and although you probably heard so many stories of how your books helped someone..I really do mean it, your books helped me find the strength to reach out and get help before it was too late and I almost look healthy again, you can't really tell that I used drugs unless you look back at old photographs so thank you, thank you for writing the stories you wrote.

Thank you so much for helping me change my life and the way I look at it. Thank you for unknowingly saving my life from suicide.

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

mrs hopkins i love all ur books i have read all of them and loved fallout but i also ready where "kristina" is going threw chemo i hope she is getting better and i also read that monster was put on hold until she got better, was that suppose to be more about "kristina before fallout? and i cant wait to read ur new book can understand what the perfect paper plane means for cara and concers partents

u have a real talent at making me feel like i can relate to all ur stories and characters mainly with the "kristina" story my aunt with through that road and i almost let my life go down that road and i swear to u after readin crank and glass i did a 360 and stopped and left that boy as i call him for what he was trying to get me to do

but i just wanted to say ur awesome writer and hope that "kristina" chemo is better and that maybe one day that book monster can come out, i have all ur books u have wrote and i enjoyed "flirtin with the monster" those essays would the Sh#t

thank u again
sharissa

Shanice said...

I thought about writing on your dedication wall for a while now... And couldn't think to write anything, but just say I love your books & they have touched my heart deeply. I remember going to Barnes & Nobles and glancing around and saw a black book that marked Crank I believe I was 15 at the time... And going through my thing in life... where everything was not going quite well. My escape was reading and music. Basically, I didn't know what Crank really was... I took the book out of the shelf and started to read it right there... I realized it was so deep and I felt related to "Kristina" well... I ended up not buying Crank right away but came back to get it a week later... and finished it quickly. By the end of Crank... I was amazed and so curious... I played it out, thinking about the characters...how those characters relate to my life... wanted to know more... I realized later that it was based on your daughter and didn't even remember it was in your author's note.
Since then I've read all your books... and fell in love with them all. In my eyes you seem to be such a talented, strong, kind hearted, amazing woman to do what you have been doing. You show your readers another world, another side, a deep cut of the world out there... and how you can discover to find yourself again, I like that because for a long time now... struggling with many things can take a toll on you till you may not even know who you are. Burned and Glass showed me... a meaning I guess you could say... a meaning for life change... to keep striving to know who you are, and understand who you are.

Your books show such rawness, for you to describe so many emotions, and story lines... it gives me so much thought on you and how you've created something so phenomenal.

I'll be starting Tricks & Fallout soon. I hope you continue to do what you are doing, your life to be more amazing than anything, and I appreciate you for writing these books.. because if you didn't I know many people wouldn't see things in a different perspective... I would never have understood certain things as I do now 3yrs later. You've guided me through your books and have inspired me... I feel like I can write so much to you... but thank you.

:)

- Shanice.

Becky. said...

Ellen. I'd be six feet under if it wasn't for your books, to put it simply. This past April, I attempted suicide, and it's still had to talk about. While in the mental hospital I read Impulse for the second time. Reading the book at first just made me more and more depressed, because I realized how so many people go through depression, and get better, I didn't think it would happen to me, and it still hasn't. Your books have moved me in ways that half of the people in my life couldn't even begin to come close to. Once I got out of the hospital, I went back to usual things, testing limits. Seeing how deep I could cut, how many pills I could take, what I could do, with out people noticing. I read your book for a third time. I realized that my jealousy towards other people, and thier happiness, made things worse. I finally gave in, accepted I had a problem, and got counciling. I still can't fully open up to my therapist about all the secrets I hide, but I'm trying. I haven't cut for 4 months, and although pathetic, it's the longest I haven't cut for the past 4 years. I just want you to know, and your fans to know, that not everyone immeadiatly responds to your books, but eventaully, it effects everyone. I want you to know what an inspiration to my life you were, and thank you, for being a reason for me to live.

Anonymous said...

Ellen,
I love your books. Reading is what makes me breath and when i write it keeps me breathing and your books well they give me more oxygen to survive than needed. And its weird because in all your books ive been able to connect with one or more characters. in crank i related to kristina by doing drugs ive never tried chrystal meth only ever weed but its still an illegal substance i was pressured to try. in glass i still related to kristina i had a pregnancy scare once but it was negitive sadly hers was positive.in burned i related to pattyn because i have an alocholic father who never has and never will understand me. in impulse i related to vanessa because she cut and conner because he killed himself and there has been days in my life where thats all iv'e thought about doing. I related to kaeleigh and raeanne because i got molested by one of my dads friends and she got molested by her father so i know how she would have felt. Ive been in counsling for almost a year now and ive been sober for awhile but id like to thank you emensly for writting. You have opend my world to many writting techniqes. and hope you continue writting.

Ekat said...

Dear Mrs. Hopkins,

I've been reading your books since sixth grade (so, that's been three years, now), and they've impacted me greatly. Every book of yours grappled with demons that I carry--that all girls, no, people my age do--and you made me laugh, cry, and have simply amazed me. You've painted a picture of life, true life, through your spellbinding words. Mrs. Hopkins, I am a self-proclaimed agnostic, but I can't help but believe that if there is some deity out there, your words are what he or she would say.
God, I hope that didn't sound too weird.
Mrs. Hopkins, the fact that your writing has touched so people as much as it has touched me inspires me. Your books, in part, have made it my dream to touch people like you've touched me.
With hope for you, your daughter Cristal, and Orion,
Ekat

Anonymous said...

I have to say that I had teachers at my school that wanted me to stop students from reading your novels. These teachers thought the books were inappropriate for school environment (these student purchased your books on their own). As a Language Arts teacher, I could not bear telling those readers, especially the reluctant readers, to put down a book. Many of these students completed reading projects on a variety of your books and I am completely impressed with what these young people took from your books. Thank you for being real.

Kourtney said...

Thank you so much for sharing your work with the world. As a teenager suffering from clinical depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder your books have impacted my life tremendously. Just knowing that there's an adult out there who looks deep into problems that young adults have is an inspiration to keep going. I can't wait to see what else you have in store for your fans.

norida said...

Dear Mrs. Hopkins,

I'm completely in love with your writing and don't have any words how to express my feelings for the stories you write.
Thank you so much for sharing your talent. It's really touching me..

Thank you so much once again.
~Norida Hanim Awing~

heather said...

All i can say is thank you, i relate to your books im only 19 but have dealt with much of what you talk about. ive done the drugs,ive sold the drugs,ive paid the consequences because of the drugs,but im now happily married have a daughter and offically off any kind of drugs. your books bring me tears of pain, relief, and hope for a better future. Thank you.

Lora1967 said...

I know this is a sesitive subject but you handle it well.

Katie said...

Hi Mrs. Hopkins. I have read all your books and I love them. I started reading them a few years ago and had issues putting the first one down. After that I really wanted to read all your other ones. Recently I noticed that you don't have a book about someone in an abusive relationship. I bet that you get these kind of messages all the time but I think that a lot of people don't understand the trials and hardships of someone in an abusive relationship. I know that you wrote a bit about how Pattyn's dad beats her mom in 'Burned' but I think that you should tell a story about how a girl, or boy, is totally dependent on their abuser whether it be their lover, parent, or someone else. I myself have never been in an abusive relationship but I knew someone who was and I tried to get her out but she thought he did it because he loved her. Thankfully she got out of it but there were people who thought she was crazy not basically brainwashed. I just think that if there was a story about everything that happens in one and what the signs are more people would understand what goes on. I believe that if you wrote it the word would spread quicker because of how many people read, love, and respect your books.

echo said...

ellen, i have read all of your books except fallout, ive read them so much the edges are worn and all the pages corners are bent in, i have walked some of the same paths as your charecters, and i am absolutly thankful for your words, you truly captured the emoitions, the thoughts, the pain, the highs and the lows, of an addict, a teen, a young women, a soul that has been damaged beyond repair, you have healed a part of me that no one ever could, you captured the quilt and pain ive lived with and understood it more then anyone, it has givin me strength, thank you so much.

Danica said...

i have never read a book that actually made me cry till i read impulse.. then i had to read all of you books. they are all amazing and i cant wait for more. ive read evrey single one of your books so far, and ive fallen in love with you. thank you so so much

Anonymous said...

I've read all of your books except for Tricks and Fallout, and they have helped my decision to stay away from drugs. Your books are inspiring and full of the truth no one else seems to be able to show. Impulse is my favorite, for showing me that there's hope, showing me what I go through at home isn't as nearly as bad as what others must go through. Your books help me get through, and deal with the things I'd rather not.
Thank you so much,
Emily

Chasity said...

Mrs. Hopkins, wow where to start? I love your books. I find that I can often connect with them in a way unlike most other books. My favorites of your books are Impulse, Tricks, and Fallout. Those three all blew my mind and made me look at myself as well as others in a whole new light. Don't ever stop writing because your books give teens hope that there's a better ending. Again I love your books and cant wait to read the next ones.

Jack said...

Woah I'm only fifteen years old but your books (especially Identical and Impulse) have completely changed the way I look at life. They made me realize that, yeah, I have a crummy life but I'm way better off than lots of other people and now for that I am very thankful. Thanks a whole lot Mrs. Hopkins your books are great (if a bit....... uh........ you know...... graphic) so please keep writing. Oh I really can't wait to read Fallout and Tricks they're the only ones I haven't read. And oh again, I must agree with the person above me, please never stop writing, I might cry if you do.

Zoe said...

Wow. Mrs. Hopkins, your books are just...amazing. I have finished Crank and Glass, and have just started on Fallout. I want to begin reading the others after. The details, the way each word is written, just has such a great impact. My friend has showed me these books, who also agrees that your writing and style is absoultely amazing. These books have just showed me what it is like to grow up. Each event and page just leaves me craving for more. You are one of my favorite authors, and I'm glad that my friend showed me your books.

Thank you very much,
Zoe <3

pandacary said...

Dear Mrs. Hopkins,

Your books have completely inspired me. I only read Crank but now I must read Impulse. I know a little about drug abuse since my aunt Tawny was and probably still is a drug abuser. I've never met her and my mother and the rest of my family has no idea where she is. I also deal with depression and writing poetry helps me so much. I also heard you like Pink Floyd so I automatically adore you. I wish you the best of luck with your writing.

Sincerely,
Miranda

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much Ellen! Im not very good at paying attention in school and iv never finished any of the books iv started till iread crank. YOur books are amazing and i actually get sad when i finish them. They show the lives of many people and made me feel like i wasnt so alone. I started reading your books last year when things started falling apart, things are still the sae but your books help me keep my sanity.
Thank you very much you are truly inspirational
Alicia

Tyler said...

Your books have shown me so much about what people can go through, people that could be just down the street. I know friends and family who have endured such experiences. Reading your novels has educated and inspired me to lend a hand to whoever I can, and hope that I can make a difference in a life. In a certain way, your tales have changed me; they have made me grow up, which is entirely a good thing. Your talent is one which has helped and continues to help a population understand certain aspects of modern human nature. I would just like to close by saying thank you for teaching, for inspiring, and for understanding. No one has made a difference like you have.

RockerBoy720 said...
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RockerBoy720 said...

First off, sorry for the post I deleted, I made some mistakes on it.
Okay, Well, first off I want to thank you for the amazing books you've written. Mrs. Hopkins, your books are inspirational and eye opening. When I started to read Crank, I could not put it down. I did not leave my room till I finished it! After I read Glass, I was left speechless. Burned just astounded me. I read Identical and I was left in tears. The book was truly amazing. I still did not get the chance to read Impulse, Fallout, or Tricks, but I know I will.

Lindsey said...

Mrs. Hopkins, I have to say I'm a fan of all your books and always will be. They show that things can get better and if someone in your own life made a mistake that you don't have to let that mistake affect you. Countless times I have re-read your books and shall continue to do so.
Thank you, very much!
Lindsey

Anonymous said...

Mrs. Hopkins
i love your writing like many other people. i usually dont re-read books unless i really like them which happen to be all of the books you have writen. I specially enjoy impulse, helped me get thru a really rough time in my life. Thanks for your wonderful writing, cant wait to read Fallout and any other book that you may later on write.
with admiration,
Lizy :)

calanthria14 said...

Your book are something little parts of wonderful to make up a big picture. A masterpiece. Not only did it help me as I sat in the psychiatric hospital reading this book by the shining light from the crack of the bathroom door...it was was my savior. I remember my mother put it in a pillow for me to read because they wouldn't give me a book like that to read in there. For it would be deemed distraction to my health plan and a bad influence. It was what I needed to see the blue I would slip into, and also Helped me get back into my writing. You have helped, and changed so many lifes. Because when you're 16, alone, confused, and scared in a psychiatric hospital...you dont have friends, you don't have parents, you have insignificant doctors and yourself. But for me, I had the book. So for that I genuinely thank you.

--Cayli

Anonymous said...

Out of all of your books, Mrs. Hopkins, Impulse had the biggest effect on me. I picked it up after reading Crank and Glass, but before Fallout had been published. I didn't know what it was about, but that it was written by you and that that made it wonderful. At the time, I was dealing with suicidal thoughts that I could not understand, and I was even plotting suicide sometimes in my head. When I read Impulse, I began to understand that I was not the only one that felt like this. This summer, I was on a mission trip in Texas and we were having a group meeting thing where everybody talked about things that they are having trouble with. I decided to step forward and say that I was thinking about killing myself. My youth pastor got me help and everybody prayed with me. It was the smartest thing that I have ever done, and I do not think that I would have done it had I not read Impulse. Thank you so much, Ellen, for your incredible, life changing stories. They saved my life.

Mandy said...

Thank you so much, Mrs. Hopkins! I, myself, know the experiences you may have been going through. I am 19 years old, and have lived with my grandparents since I was born. I know my mother, I've spent time with her. She was clean...then. She hooked up with this guy, and had my brother. About a year and a half later, she had my sister. Then we started noticing things. The kids would be half starved when they came over, dirty, and never wanting to leave. Later, she went to prison for drug trafficking and possession of cocaine. The kids came to live with us. She has had three more children, all of which have been taken off of her. We do not know where they are, or who they are. That was seven years ago. No phone calls, no birthday cards, and no Christmas presents. She doesn't care. So, Mrs. Hopkins, I fully understand what you mean when you say that the addict's life isn't the only life the drug affects, it affects everyone around them too. Thank you for telling a story, which relates to me in such a way, along with many many other people. Thank you.

ABailey said...

Your writing is insperational. While reading Fallout I was moved to send my dad an email and ask him all the questions that I've always wanted to know but never had the guts to do. It ended up with me meeting my dad for the first time in six years. It was probably one of the biggest moments of my life and with out your writing would have never been possible. Thank you because now I can move on with my life and not sit here always pondering why he left.

Olivia said...

Mrs. Hopkins,

You're amazing. Period.

Thank you for being a writer,
-Olivia

Amanda B. said...

I have Read and own all of your books except for Tricks and Identical. I have been able to connect with all of the books so far either through my own life experiences or through the ones of my closest friends and family. The way you write your stories is so lucid and addicting that I share my books with all of my friends and my customers as well. I work at a Books-A-Million retail store and I try to encourage teens and young adults to read them Every time I help them to find a book (They're not hard to miss considering you have a whole 4 ft bookcase to yourself in my store! and a well deserved on at that!) I hope you continue to write suck life-altering/inspiring books for many more years to come. You've gained a life-long fan in me, that's for sure!
Amanda

Anonymous said...

Hello, Ellen!
I can't believe how amazing your books are, you are now my favorite author. I do like reading a lot,but I don't read that often because i find it difficult to find a book that i can really get into and enjoy, but all of your books are easy to get into. And once I'm wrapped within your story, it's just awesome!
I just finished Burned and it was awesome, it had quite the ending! I can't wait for Smoke!
The only books I haven't read of yours are Identical and Tricks, and i really want to go out and buy them, but i can't because i'm pretty sure my mom has already gotten me one of them for Christmas!
I want to be an author myself, and i've already written this one book called Bethrost Part One. It's the first of a trilogy, and its 154 pages! Lots of people at school (including my english teacher) have read it and loved!! It would so awesome to publish it.
The first book of yours i read was Impulse, and i didn't really know what to expect, especially because i had never read a book in your poetry/free verse format. But i loved, as i have loved all of your books!! Your just such a brilliant author and i love how your stories are so raw, realistic, and just emotional!
Everyone should read your books so they know what some other people really got through.

Anonymous said...

Dear Mrs. Hopkins,
I love your books. I've read all of them and I really need to thank you for writing about real issues in the world. There are real people out there dealing with what you write about and you give them such a powerful voice. Readers can connect with these characters in one way or another and understand what they go through. The Crank series has inspired me to write some verse, and even some for Kristina. I love your novels and what you write about. Please don't stop.
Rocky.

HanaBabyLove said...

thank you so much Ellen Hopkins, i have learned so much from your books. I was 15 when i first picked up one of your books and from that day i had to keep reading them. Your books are filled with so much thruth, something i would have never expected to come out of a book. I can relate to all of your books in ways i cant even explain, they have helped me over come some of the things i have been through and also some of the things that have been holding me back from giving my all.......i just wanted to say i enjoy reading your books and i will never forget you as i grow older! Thank you so much<3

Jessica said...

I wanted to say that your writing is amazing, you truly do tell the truths of the lifestyle a drug addict lives. No one can really know what it feels like until addiction touches their own lives. You have changed the way that a lot of people view and accept things. I want to thank you for the impact you have made on my life through your amazing writing! Please continue to write, I will always follow your newest releases. You have been given an awesome talent and I am happy you are sharing it with the world, while also opening up about your stories. I am sad that Kristina's story is over, but look forward to what else is to come.
Much love and encouragement!

Anonymous said...

I'm sixteen. I read all your books in a very short time. They had a huge impact on me. Impulse and Identical are my favorite. I struggle with a lot of the things you write about. i needed some kind of answer to my problems, and i didn't know how reliable a book could be, and honestly i didn't care. i just needed some other escape from reality besides using drugs, and your books were that escape. it takes courage to write about the deep things you wrote about. Addiction, Suicidal people, People who sells themselves. I couldn't begin to write my life story down, I've tried, its hard to do, it's hard to want to read my words manifesting to something real on the paper, to realize I've made so many mistake. I can relate to your books, your an amazing author. You've touched a lot of people's life, mine included. I write everyday. Your books are extremely inspiring. Thank you. I'm Sarah, by the way.

brooke v. said...

Ellen You've done so much for me i read impulse first ..it helped me stop cutting..then glass it made me stop smoking pot..then burned ,burned inspired me not to judge others EVER..then tricks it taught me about diffrent walks of life..now im on page 62 of fallout{: thank you ever so much

Nicholas Keith Shaw said...

Mrs Ellen, my name is Nicholas From a high school in Texas, not far from where your books are based. I honestly love your books and will forever read the rest of whatever you continue to publish. My favorites of your books are the Carnk Series. I love them. You practically told the whole world abt your life and your daughters. And to me that is bravery and enjoyment to your readers. I read Carnk my Freshman year, followed be Glass my sophmore year, and i recently finished Fallout. I thought after glass there would be no more to follow. But i was very excited to see you publish a new book. I have to tell you that alot of ppl in my School really Adore your books and there is always a waiting list in our library. My goal in life is to meet you, and Kristina. Im not sure if thats her real name because im sure that you changed everyones identity when writing. But yes that is a major item at the top of my list. Thank you for reading, which i hope that you do.

IlivedPartsHopkins said...

Dear Mrs. Hopkins,
In a way your books re tell my life. Except, I'm still living it, I am not a fictional character. I suffer from OCD, I suffer from parents who have abused the Monster, who still do abuse the Monster. When Crank was first published, I was extremely skeptical thinking you were another writer who assumed they knew the story. Well most don't, but you did. Your books really stuck out to me, in ways that I can not even pin point. My mother, left her first born son up for adoption while dealing with an abusive boyfriend, and anerixoa, and the monster. My next older sibling (I am the youngest) also a boy, and myself deal with my mother and her issues on a day to day basis. As I write this, my mother is still passed out after two days of crashing. This isn't just something that happens, my brother and I expect it to.. She has no control, we are no longer teens, we are adults. We both have jobs of which we work well over the allowed limits for our ages. We need to though, with the small amount of child support from my father, and the bills that rack up, my brother and I refuse to go with my father, also a victim of the monster.

Ellen, may I call you Ellen? Your books are some of the only things I can cling to in my life and have hope that like the children of Kristina, like the rest of the families Kristina has affected, I can come out a better person, I can will myself, and my brother, to not fall to it. I refuse to, and anytime I feel like I'm slipping towards the edge, I pick up one of your books. Thank you so much for giving me hope when I have no family around to give me hope. Ellen you are my idol, I want to become a write one day, tell my story as it is. Someday I'll have the voice to, maybe someday, my books will be like yours.

-CB

Heather Haynes, The Cheap Bride said...

I just finished reading Fall Out and I loved it. I only wish you may finish the story about the children, not just Kristina. I have so many questions for you its unreal. I have read every single one of your books, you inspire me. My dream is to write a book one day, and i hope to follow through on that. I loved your writing section on your website, its very helpful and puts some reality in my dream.

Your books tell a story, a real story, and I can always relate to them, I have never had a BIG drug addiction, but I Have been through things in my life and i'm glad to see through your books i'm not alone. I hope to meet you one day,and get your autograph. Books are my life, and yours are some of my favorites. I can't wait to read more from you, and again I hope you decide to tell more of the children's story, I would like to know what happened. You don't have to tell about Kristina, her story is finished, but the children's have just begun.
Love<3
xoxoxo
Heather Haynes-20 yrs old-Asheville, NC

Anonymous said...

Mrs. Hopkins, I am a 42 yr old mother of 3. Both my parents were addicts and I had a very stormy childhood. I myself struggle with multiple addictions but have somehow managed to hold a stable family life for my children, this is mostly due to my husband, a wonderful man. I first read Glass, I could not put it down and finished it the same day. I just finished Fallout and cried when all the children were together. It reminds me so much of my childhood and not knowing many of my siblings. I think what you do is wonderful and I am a huge fan. Thank you for sharing so much of your story. TB

Anonymous said...

Dear Ellen. You seriously have got to be my most favorite author ever. I'm not saying that in a "Oh my gawd" way either. You inspire me to not be like those around me, and to get my life straight. Thank you so much for telling Kristina's story; For telling our story. Your a gift to us all. You inspire me not only to be a better me, But to be the writer I so desperately want to be. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Your books have given me guidence and hope. Lots of thanks- Alex

Savanna said...

I realize you may not read this, but I just wanted to say how much I love your books and how you can really show what goes on behind closed doors. I have an issue with self confidence, depression and cutting. So I could relate to impulse. I've been cutting for about four years now. Tired to stop but I just can't. I haven't for a few days, so i guess that's a plus. I hate when my friends do it, I don't want them to get addicted like I am. It started with safety pins and now its razor blades. I don't want to kill myself or anything, just want some release. Thank you for speaking out about this. So many people think its an attention thing. But honestly, I could care less if people know. Keep them books coming<3 :)

Jessica said...

ellen, you are my inspiration. my family is currently being affected by the Monster and reading your books about how it affected your life made me feel like theres hope for mine. my sister is with an abbusive boyfriend which whom she uses the Monster with, they have a 1year old girl and she is so bright but when you look into her eyes you can seee how the Mosnter is affecting not only my sister and her boyfriend but also her.. my mother is trying to get my niece away from it but it is a very hard situation. your books make me feel like theres hope for my niece to have a great childhood. because of you i am going to become a writer. i am a junior in high school and you helped me find my calling! you made me realize that even when you feel alone, your never really alone. i would like to keep in contact with you but i know you have soooooo many fans that it might not be possible but if so email me and we can talk because you have become a hero to me.
thank you for writing!! keep it up!!

Angel said...

You are my inspiration. I have everyone of your books next to my bed. You keep your readers interested. And you..connect..deeply to your readers in a way not most writers can. You have inspired me in so many aspects in my life. I want to become a writer. Thank you for being such an amazing writer. <3
-Angel.

jennyleigh52608 said...

You are such an extrodinary writer and humna being. You books have helped me through so many rough spots in my life and i was to thank you for that. You make the stories you write so relatable to teenagers. Its like you know exactly what is going on in the lives of people like this. I often wonder what life would be like if i had never picked up one of your books... and i cant even begin to imagine. I hope that you never stop writing and that ill always have a novel to look for under the christmas tree that was written by you. i want to thank you immensly for all the inspiration youve given me and for the brighter outlook i now have on life. I hope one day I can meet you and have you sign all the books i have. <3

stick08 said...

thank you mrs.hopkins for me reading your books i used to be a herion addict and pop pills and whn i read your books it was god tellng me to pick that book up and i stopped all the drugs i dnt need them no more thank you

Danyka said...

you have helped me in a way no one can understand. i lost my father to this drug when i was young. im now sixteen and my mom told me i have another sibling somewhere because he met other women while using. i could kind of finally for once understand the choices my father made and why he made them. i also realised that if it werent for you, mrs. Hopkins, i couldve never been able to forgive the things my father did. even if he isnt with us to this day, i have forgiven him and i hope he can see this from up there. you have showed me a new side of life, i see things in a different way and i thank you from the bottom of my heart. i wish you the best of luck for you and your family. thank you,
-Danyka

Danyka said...

you have helped me in a way no one can understand. i lost my father to this drug when i was young. im now sixteen and my mom told me i have another sibling somewhere because he met other women while using. i could kind of finally for once understand the choices my father made and why he made them. i also realised that if it werent for you, mrs. Hopkins, i couldve never been able to forgive the things my father did. even if he isnt with us to this day, i have forgiven him and i hope he can see this from up there. you have showed me a new side of life, i see things in a different way and i thank you from the bottom of my heart. i wish you the best of luck for you and your family. thank you,
-Danyka

Kristopher said...

I loved your books soo much! I actually read Burned first, it was in the back of our library under lock and key at my Jr High School and our parents had to sign a permission form because of the content. I love all of your books and being honest to made me never want to try any type of drugs. I have recommended them to all my friends and am currently giving copies of Crank to my friends for Christmas. I will continue to read your books and will probably keep them all my life.

You'll never no how much these books have done for me,

Kris

Anonymous said...

Thank you Mrs.Hopkins your books have shown me different sides of life. your books make me want to read and read them over again. i havent read every book yet but i do plan to. Your an amazing writer. you make things so interesting. I want you to know that your my facorite writer and i thank you so much for showing me whats happpens in the real word what occurs outside my front door. when i read your books it like i am connecteing with the main character liek i know then in some way. i would really really really like to meet you one day.

Thank you so much for writing these books,
-Katrina

Esteffany said...

Ellen, I have been a fan of your books for years. Crank came to me during hard times and I fell in love with it and every story that followed. I have just finished Fallout and I just wanted to say bravo! This book was more than amazing! A great way to end a story that touches everyone in many ways. I look forward to many more of your books, and to stories that will make life a better place for me somehow. Thank you for your stories and the true dedication you put into your work. Thank you.

KatyMarie(: said...

Omgosh! Your book, "Impulse" is AMAZING! I have Bipolar, and by reading that, it showed me how bad it can get. Thank you Ms. Hopkins, for making... helping me open my eyes, and relize how bad it can get. I can help prevent myself from getting that bad. Thank you so much.

Maegan said...

I love all of your novels, and I have read all of them.
I also appreciate the style of writing that you have, It's refreshing and deep.
I can't wait for you to write more mesmerizing stories. I can relate to many of your novels, as young girl who has experience the torment of addiction, abuse and death to name only a few, you depict things very accurately. Also, I am a young writer with a long way to go, and I can only dream of one day writing such touching and wonderful stories as you have and will. You are certainly someone I look up to, don't ever stop creating your works of art,
Maegan.

Katharine said...

Dear Ellen Hopkins

First of all Im absolutly in love with your style of writing, it's so descriptive and powerful. I never was that much of a reader until I stummbled upon Crank in the school library, I was young and impressionable. I had no idea Crank would impact me the way it did, I would read it over and over again I couldnt put it down, Glass too, in so many ways I could relate to Kristina and Bree. You've inspired me in more ways than one. I enjoyed and own all of your other books Burned, Impulse, Identical, and Tricks but by far Crank, Glass, and Fallout stand alone. I just finished fallout and I actually cried at the end. When I started it and realized there was no Kristina point of view I was dissapointed wanting to get her side of things... But may I say you did a remarkable job portraying the rest of her story through her three oldest children. I think out of the three I mostly related to Autumn, not knowing where she came from, all three portrayals were powerful and disturbing in their own way and so very similar to Kristina's personality. At times I even saw a bit of Bree in each of them which I think really gave fallout that extra flare that it needed to end the series for good. Even though it breaks my heart that you wont write more to this intense and moving story, you truly did a wonderful job you've inspired so many lives thank-you so much for sharing your families story with the world.

Danielle said...

in the kristina series....when i erad it i was very surprised.. because all of that had happened to me. the meth, the pregnancies, everything. and i just wanted to say that your book helped me so much. i went on to read glass, and fallout and loved them all. then i read impluse,burned and tricksd i am starting identical in the near future. i alwaays hated reading til i opened your books. now i cant close them. the end of impulse really shocked me and im very intrested to read perfect. im hoping there is going to be a fourth kristina book about her relationships with her kids after the meth addiction is over, what happened to kyle, how the kids are all in one house, bryce, and so on. thank you for reading .

Anonymous said...

I love your books. i think you should do a movie about crank and glass because so many teens do drugs and they dont see how bad it ruins their lives or the people around them. I think this would make everyone think

River said...

Thank you so much for writing my story... Between all the cutting and hurt... Impulse... that is my story.

Chel-sayy said...

Ellen,
You must know that your words have impacted my life SO greatly, because of your books, and the real-life situations,
I know how to overcome conflicts. I finished reading 'Tricks' literally, just now.
And it moved me. I'd give anything to see these books turned into movies, I'd watch them on repeat,
Pinky Promise.
To sum up this lenghty comment,
I'd simply like to say thank you.
For everything.
I wish the best for you and your families,
and if I ever make something of my writing, you're the first person I want to give a copy to.
You've been such an incredible inspiration,
and I don't just say that.
Between you, and Tyra Banks, I owe so much. Keep up the good work (:
Thank you,
For everything,
Chelsea.

Anonymous said...

Dear Helen, I have to admit. I Have experimented with weed and a few other drugs but nothing like meth. While I was reading your book Crank, I almost wanted to try it. I was pleased with your description of the high that your main character got. As soon as I got to the part where se was raped though, I immediately realized how horrible this drug really is. I can't imagine how hard it was for you to have to go through that pain let alone see your daughter get so messed up so fast. Thank you for this book because it really did open my eyes(: Keep writing please!

Jacqueline said...

I just want to say that I used to HATE the young adult section before I came across youre books! Your books are truly amazing! I was so sick of the fairy tale happy endings and stories about nothing that other authors who write for young adults write about.You really are a talented author. I feel like you can get into the heads of teens in a great way that allows you to connect and tell the story in a unique way! You have a great gift and are a million times better than ANY other author that writes stories with teens in them. You tell things in such a realistic and cutting edge way. I do not feel like you are an adult telling a story when you write I feel like I am really in the head of the characters and it's amazing! keep on writing! youve got an amazing gift to share and enrich the world!

brittany said...

ms.hopkins,
yur books have made my life and really helped me understand the things in this life. i did alot of stupid things and im still only 17. i never understood why my parents ran to the Montser until i read yur books, now my little brother reads them too! & i read them to my own son. i even got my mom to go to the books and not the Monster but that was only after moving out @ 16. yu have truly inspired me.

Anonymous said...

Mrs. Hopkins, i red crank my 8th grade year so about 3 years ago, during that time i was deppressed, confused and had no plan for my future. Your book than showed me that many other people have problems similar to mine and it helped me get threw things. i just recieved all your books for christmas 2010, they were at the top of my list and about the only thing, and i finished fallout in 14 hours and loved it, you have inspired me to start writing and i thank you for the large impact you've had on my life and the way i view things.
-Davin Smith.

Jessica Platt said...

Mrs. Hopkins, I have read all of your books. You are my second favorite author. You write so uniquely. My sister used to do coke and heroine, somehow she avoided meth, the monster. Her addiction did not become as big a problem as did for your daughter, but it was still a problem. Thank you for writing, and I look forward to your new releases next year. Reading your books on my new kindle is fabulous. Hope you and all the grandkids are having a good holiday.

Anonymous said...

thankyou miss hopkins you helped me with alot of my probblums i really love your book id like to tell you my story someday the things that iv gone through in my life i want to help kids like you do you should look me up on facebook my name is kayla favorite http://www.facebook.com/Wwjd101

Vanessa said...

I never quite enjoyed reading untill I picked up Crank. That was the day when I realized books can be enjoyable. I must say my favorite book is Burned. I could not put this book down. I never thought that as a gift I would ask for a book but recently for Christmas I was so delighted to see that I had gotten Fallout. Im currently reading it and felt courise to see if you had an explination of the book and was glad to see you had a family tree. Thank you for sharing your stories and bringing this love of reading onto other people. Keep up the great books.

alexbby1125 said...

I just wanted to say that i love crank and glass, i am currently reading fallout, which so far is good. I now and then wonder how alike your life is to these books. Sometimes i wonder what "Kristina" and her children look like. In the beginning of crank it says that it is "loosely" related to your lives, but how much of it is the real deal? Did Kristina really get raped?

Either way i love these books. As soon as i'm done reading fallout, i will try reading tricks again. (All the different POV's confuse me.)

Sheri said...

Thank you for everything you have ever written. I got Fallout for Christmas and just finished reading it. Incredible. I was SO excited to come to your site and find that you are writing more books. I do not know what I would do if you weren't. I love your books!

Anonymous said...

I just finished Fallout. I've read all of your books and I love them all, but the Crank story really hits home with me. My mother was addicted to drugs and abandoned my younger sister and I when I was fifteen and my sister was only 7. I just want you to know that reading your books has given me some peace about it. For a long time I didn't really understand her addiction and I believe that your books helped me. Fallout was amazing, I saw little pieces of myself in each of the characters. You really gave kids like us a voice and I want to thank you for that. I really appreciate all your work.-Emily

refrainfromfate said...

Ellen Hopkins,
Over the past three years you have not only become my favorite author, but a hero to me. I admire your poetry and what you have written. Although I am a poet myself, I could never dream of doing with mine what you do with yours. You actually alter the lives of your readers just by words. I have smiled, laughed, cried, cursed, and felt almost every emotion reading your novels. I own all but two and have read all of them, they always make me think. Even when I reread one, I see it in a new light, a new perspective. I'd love, and be amazed, if you had an appearance near my hometown. I only wish to let you know how you've changed my point of view on life.
I do not know if you will reply to this, or even read it, but I want to thank you.

-Katy

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for your work. I am a child of a former meth addict and I could relate to Hunter, and all of your characters in so many situations. Crank, Glass, and Fallout are needed in this day and time, and I want to thank you for stepping up to the plate to write about somthing we don't always want to hear but needs to be said. Thank you Ellen, Hunter and Kristina for allowing us a small piece of your world. My prayers are with you all!!

ashley said...

Mrs. Hopkins, thank you for all you have writen. Your books are each one of a kind and once you begin, you CAN NOT STOP. From your first novel CRANK all the way up to FallOut, just like a drug I've been hooked on your books. I'm not one to ever read books twice because I read to be surprised and anxiouse to find out each ending. Except for your novels...I own each and everyone of them and have read eachone about 3 times already. They have taught me so much and made me give life more meaning. Thank you so much and please... don't ever stop writing! :)

Bre said...

I am in love with all your books. crank, glass, and fallout. are the books i loved most the way Kristina/ Bree (which by the way is my nick name)but yes the way you see her change.. i guess i can relate to these books is by feeling like you have another side of you that nags you (not the monster you think) but how she has been through so much. I can connect to her emotions "kassy" is my other side. my emotional side. really and truly if you knew me you would have never guessed.. But as i read on about her and trey in glass, i know something is not going to end up right. Then these sweet side of hime comes up (i asked my mom if it would be ok if i could marrie a book..) lol PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE! write more i love your books. i am writing a book of my own..

Anonymous said...

Thank you for "Crank", "Glass" and "Fallout". I have a daughter who has been addicted to "drugs" for about 5 years now. (Not meth that I know of). She has lost everything and I have her children, she lives on the street most of the time. Your books gave me a little peek in to her life and her mind. I plan on reading more of your books.

Bre said...

I am in love with all your books. crank, glass, and fallout. are the books i loved most the way Kristina/ Bree (which by the way is my nick name)but yes the way you see her change.. i guess i can relate to these books is by feeling like you have another side of you that nags you (not the monster you think) but how she has been through so much. I can connect to her emotions "kassy" is my other side. my emotional side. really and truly if you knew me you would have never guessed.. But as i read on about her and trey in glass, i know something is not going to end up right. Then these sweet side of hime comes up (i asked my mom if it would be ok if i could marrie a book..) lol PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE! write more i love your books. i am writing a book of my own..

Jamie Tolmatsky said...

I LOVE ELLEN HOPKINS!!! I've read every book except Fallout, which I can't wait to pick up. For Ellen, and all other fans, please feel free to check out my blog http://jtolmatsky.blogspot.com/ !!
My last post is about the book Tricks. Enjoy!

Jamie

Hailey Burns said...

Mrs. Hopkins,

You have changed my life. Your YA verse books have made my life bearable, imaginative, and better all around. Your style of writing is the most creative I have seen by far in my and you write with such feeling. Awaiting the release of your books time and time again has given me hope, something to look forward to. I can read your books over and over again, and every single time I do I am hit the same way as I was the first time, I experience the same emotional drain because I get so involved with the characters, no matter how well I know them. I connect so well with your books, and you made me realize that I am not alone in this shit-hole of a world, and that I can indeed do anything I want to.

On a darker note, you were the first person to open my eyes to the hell of trying to break free of an addiction. Through my stint with self-injury, and the year I have been recovered, your stories have kept me grounded and knowing that it takes work to recover, and that it can be done. Every single one of your books has given me so much hope in my life, and I am indebted to you for it.

Thank you for making my life clearer, sharper, better, and more hopeful,

Hailey Burns

Amanda said...

Thank you so much for writing Crank and Glass. I found your book when my mother had met the monster. Your book gave me hope in raw way. After almost 5 years my mother has not revisited the monster because of will and reading your book after I did. Thank you Ellen Hopkins for writing your novels. Thank you.

yeahitsme said...

Hi Ms. Hopkins. I love your books. Your such an inspriation to me. i connected the most with Impluse. Vanessa's story was the most relatable. My grandmother had BPD and depression. As does my other Grandmother (depression). My Therapist says i may have BPD since one of my grandmothers did (she O.D. in december of 2009. we dont know if it was accidental or not, we're thinking suicide)I most likely have depression if not i will since both sides of my fsmily carry. as well as drug use and alcholics. i dont wanna turn out like them. my cousin thats a total junkie and alcholic turned up at my door, i started crying. im so scared to turn out like him the rest of my family.

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