30 Days of Books Challenge: Day 13: Your Favorite Writer
Day 13: Your Favorite Writer: Ellen Hopkins
I love Ellen Hopkins because her way of writing in verse is so beautiful and filled with raw emotion. I love that not a single word in her novels is wasted and I loved that she only writes what the reader needs to know about the characters life in order to understand them and their emotional state. I love how she takes advantage of her poetry style by having certain words be off to one side of the page and having them form their own sentences which usually has to do with the thoughts in the characters subconscious. I also loved that in Identical she had several of the poems in different shape such as the one that was in the shape of razor blades. I love that she's willing to write stories with more than one narrator and that she's able to make all of them sound different and I love the way she switches narrators. I love that her books are about tough issues but it never feels like she's lecturing the readers but instead shows them just how bad a person's life can get.