Ellen Hopkins

Ellen Hopkins is best known as the author of the Crank trilogy. Since the publication of verse novels about her own experiences, Ellen has published many other verse novels (tackling issues of abuse and neglect). Traffick, the sequel to Tricks, will be published in the fall of 2015.

  • These Words Matter: Ellen Hopkins

    These Words Matter: Ellen Hopkins 1

    It’s hard to pinpoint exactly when I fell in love with reading. I’ve been an avid reader since before I actually mastered the art, thanks to my mother, who adored books and read to my little brother and me every day from the time we were babies until I convinced her I could handle it on my own. Classic literature and poetry were her favorites, so we were fed a steady diet of Dickens, Frost, and Shakespeare. I was probably the first five-year-old in history who could quote from Great Expectations and David Copperfield, although Oliver Twist was my favorite. Mom also taught me to master words on my own,…