The Verse Novels of Ellen Hopkins

Lena Kovadlo By Lena Kovadlo, 3rd Jul 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Anyone can write a novel but not anyone can write a novel in verse. Ellen Hopkins can and she excels at it. Her verse novels shed light on important issues teens and even adults face in today's society. All the books make an impact and they deserve the highest praise.

Writing Novels in Verse

Anyone can write a novel but not anyone can write a novel in verse and have the verses be in the form of shape poetry, where the verse resembles a certain shape, be it a cross, or a snowflake, or something else.

Well, Ellen Hopkins can and she excels at it. She doesn't just write novels, she writes novels in verse. And all make an impact, shedding light on important issues teens and even adults face in today's society, including drug abuse and addiction, alcoholism, eating disorders like bulimia and anorexia, cutting, rape, teen prostitution, and pregnancy.

All of her novels without exception have become New York Times Bestsellers. And I am not surprised as these novels are very powerful and effective, and talk about things that cannot be ignored.

The Verse Novels of Ellen Hopkins

Ellen Hopkins started out writing novels for teens, bringing eight amazing books to life - Impulse, Burned, Identical, Tricks, Perfect, and the books in the Crank Trilogy which include the novels Crank, Glass, and Fallout. But then she decided to branch out and write novels for adults. She already has one novel published called Triangles and it too is a novel in verse.

It makes no difference whether you are a teen or an adult, you will love all her novels. They will surely touch you and affect you in some way. And once you start reading one novel you will want to read them all. They are that good, that addictive. At least they are for me. I own all of the novels she has written to-date and loved them all. I am even inspired to write my own novel in verse and hope that I can master it as brilliantly as Ellen Hopkins does.

If you want to preview what each of her verse novels is about you can go to Ellen Hopkins Author Page on Amazon.

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Book Reviews, Burned, Crank, Ellen Hopkins, Fallout, Glass, Identical, Impulse, Novels In Verse, Perfect, Triangles, Tricks, Verse Novels, Verse Novels By Ellen Hopkins

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author avatar Lena Kovadlo
Lena Kovadlo is an author of ten published books and an editor of two poetry anthologies. She is a writer for HubPages, Writedge, Daily Two Cents and other sites. She also helps authors publish books.

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author avatar C.T. Aretz
4th Jul 2012 (#)

You've caught my interest in this review, and I will definitely be looking her up. Thank you for the write up... :-)

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author avatar Lena Kovadlo
4th Jul 2012 (#)

Thank you for your comment C.T. Aretz. I really appreciate it. I've no doubt you will enjoy her books...

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author avatar Nicola ward
6th Jul 2012 (#)

Excellent hub about an excellent writer. I too would recommend her books. Lena, I am sure your book will also be amazing.

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author avatar Lena Kovadlo
16th Oct 2013 (#)

Thanks Nicola!

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author avatar Tranquilpen
10th Jul 2012 (#)

Hello Lena, a fascinating review, I will definitely try and get to read some of Ellen Hopkins's books

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author avatar Lena Kovadlo
16th Oct 2013 (#)

Thank you! Ellen Hopkin's books are powerful and I think a must-read!

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