Tuesday, January 22, 2008



By Ellen Hopkins.

Written as if it were poetry, in verse, but it's not. It's prose hidden in verse form. Not very many words to a page - 666 to the book. Is she trying to be funny with the numbering? I read it between 2 p.m. & 6 p.m. on Sunday (in between cooking on the grill, etc. Very easy read). My son read it and really liked it so I told him I would read it.

The story deals with 3 different teens with very different backgrounds, and their 3 failed suicide attempts, which land them in a medical facility, where they meet.

Man, can we get teen-angtsy enough? Seriously. Don't give this book to a very emotional child, cause...man. Sadness. Angsty sadness.


Ellen Hopkins said...

Hey Kaaren, You probably never thought about this, but manuscript pages and finished book pages rarely number the same. The 666 thing was totally random.

As for giving the book to emotional kids, I've gotten hundreds of messages telling me they had rethought suicide because of the book.

Ellen Hopkins

Kaaren said...

Really? Ellen Hopkins? Hello. Welcome to my blog.