The You I’ve Never Known

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The You I’ve Never Known

By Ellen Hopkins

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How do you live your life if your past is based on a lie? A new novel in both verse and prose from #1 New York Times bestselling author, Ellen Hopkins.

Arielle’s life is a blur of new apartments, new schools, and new faces. Since her mother abandoned the family, Arielle has lived nomadically with her father as he moves from job to job. All she’s ever wanted is to stay in one place for an entire school year, and it looks like she might finally get her wish. With a real friend, Monica, who might be even more than a friend soon, things are starting to look up.

But Arielle’s life is upended—and not by her father, but by her mom, who reveals that she never left Arielle. Instead, Arielle’s father kidnapped her, and her mom has been left searching ever since. She wants to take Arielle away, but Arielle has no connection with her mother, and despite everything, still loves her father. How can she choose between the mother she’s been taught to mistrust and the father who sewed that suspicion?

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  1. lilyy1048 says:

    I love how easy her books are to read and how they talk about problems that are not easy to deal with

  2. KateT16 says:

    I’ve never read her books, so I’d love to win this! :)

  3. Jasminerriehl says:

    I’m so excited to read her new book so winning this would be perfect, I’ve only ever read her book Crank!

  4. nixieish says:

    I have been wanting to read her books for quite some time. I always hear great things from other readers!

  5. KristyPetree says:

    Wow, what a fantastic opportunity. I haven’t read this author yet (I can’t believe it), but it looks like she writes a fantastic variety of books. Thanks for the amazing giveaway chance!

  6. ObsessiveReader says:

    I love Ellen Hopkins because her books are different than most of the others I read.

  7. lrhubble says:

    her books sound great. I am so going to check them out.

  8. lurkykitty says:

    Ellen Hopkins’ books help teens by addressing real issues. Thanks for the chance!

  9. abc1111 says:

    I love good mysteries and great reads! Her books are all that!

  10. Although many of Ellen Hopkins’ books are on my TBR list, I haven’t read any of her books yet. I love how her books address issues that teens are experiencing and is presented in an engaging way. My students would love these books!

  11. overthecomet_ says:

    So I read burned since it looked interesting to me and I LOVED IT!!!! I’m so excited to read smoke next and see what happens to Pattyn

  12. Lauraj123 says:

    Ellen Hopkins books are what first got me hooked on reading. I cannot wait for this new book to come out!

  13. Waterfalls says:

    I first heard of Ellen Hopkins a while back, when I was living abroad, but I only recently began reading her books, the first one was an ARC of The You I’ve Never Known, and I fell in love with her writing. I’ve read novels in verse before, but Ellen Hopkins’ connected to me and I can’t wait to read the rest of her books.

  14. Kari says:

    I love Ellen Hopkins books. She is my favorite author and has been since I first read Crank years ago. Her books capture reality, in the way that not everything always works out. You face struggles and hardships and obstacles, and as she writes in verse, it is beautifully written anti happy ever after. I couldn’t love it more.

  15. I haven’t read Ellen Hopkins yet, but I heard her speak at a conference in the fall, and I’m definitely interested in reading her books now. I’m especially excited about her newest.

  16. badmoodsis_03 says:

    I love Ellen Hopkins because her books are very relatable and they give me a chance to escape my life for a while. She’s a great writer.

  17. Hopkins raises the bar when it comes to YA Lit. I love realistic fiction when it comes to teens. More people need to read her books.

  18. kmriley says:

    Ellen Hopkins is an amazing author

  19. MonaG says:

    I love her intense topics written in a unique, realistic, and entertaining way.

    Thanks :)

  20. polarbear says:

    I’ve never read any Ellen Hopkins books

  21. radiantmoonlight says:

    I’ve only read Crank as of now, but I love the ease of reading and the topics she handles. I’d love to read all of them!

  22. vada0427 says:

    First learned of Ellen Hopkins in a library science course & fell in love with her style and her voice. Then, I got the chance to “meet” her during a panel presentation at a local book festival. She’s great and her work is fantastic!

  23. To date I’ve only read Triangles. I absolutely LOVE the lyrical and poetic way it’s written. It’s unique and refreshing!

  24. Betty says:

    No one else in this whole world writes verse as exquisitely as Ellen Hopkins!

  25. bookishme says:

    Well, I haven’t read any Ellen Hopkins books. I keep hearing great things about her books but I have yet to read any. Winning would be great and allow me to finally be a part of the crowd.

  26. TamGeo says:

    I’ve probably only read a handful of Ellen’s books. I need to make my way through the rest of her collection.

  27. NikkyAlexis says:

    Love this author so much. Especially when I was a teen it helped so much being able to realte to some of her characters. I loved that a lot of her books delt with real life issues and she wasn’t afraid to show the ugly side of thing.

  28. ColeBowl91 says:

    I’m new to the author!

  29. dhammelef says:

    I love her diverse characters and how her books deal with complex issues.

  30. Alexa says:

    I’m actually not very familiar with Ellen Hopkins, but I’d love to read her books!

  31. CPLDcat says:

    Hopkins books are probably most frequently stolen books in the YA section of our library — I’d take that as a compliment, if I were E.H.! This set would help us continue to replace them as they become permanently checked out… :)

  32. I first started reading Ellen Hopkins because she was from the town next to where I grew up, but I love how honest and raw her books are!!

  33. I have yet to read a single Ellen Hopkins book, so I’m really excited about this giveaway, but I love how *many* books she has. It’s really awesome to discover a “new” author you like after they already have so many books written, as it takes a while to run out. Bwahah! 😉

  34. mirandasummerset says:

    I love ellen hopkins because her writing is real and raw and anyone can connect with it!

  35. Rejuvenate says:

    Burned was SO good oh my gosh. I would love to win these to read the rest of her writing. 😍

  36. Rini says:

    I love Ellen Hopkins books since the first moment I read “Crank”. It was amazing. It was realistic and dealt with real life problems and issues that can and do happen, but she does it in a unique way that somehow makes it even more powerful and heart wrenching

  37. int427 says:

    I love Ellen Hopkins’ books because they are both light and dark, and because they don’t skirt around the gritty topics.

  38. alig1020 says:

    I’ve actually never had the chance to read her books, but I have really been wanting to. This would be an amazing giveaway to win, to introduce me to her writing. I have heard only good things about these books.

  39. hippiechick1955 says:

    Wow, what an amazing haul for someone ! I’ve read none of these but I know several people that have recommended them to me. Good luck, everyone.

  40. Steph says:

    She’s a new author to me and I’ve yet to read any of her books, which sound captivating.

  41. bookworm2010 says:

    I’ve only read Rumble but I love how she talks about mental illness and other dark subjects in her books. Plus I enjoy that she writes her stories as if they were poems.

  42. Toborroworbuy says:

    I’ve read almost every single one of Ellen Hopkins books (both YA and adult) and I love how she writes using a poetry and deals with such heavy topics. Her books are so good!

  43. tacos_tais says:

    I have never read Ellen Hopkins but I would love to.

  44. 2many2read says:

    I have actually never read an Ellen Hopkins book, but they sound amazing!

  45. Melli80 says:

    I have read a few of her books and loved them, now that I have a pre-teen they would be great for her to read also.

  46. nevans72 says:

    Can’t wait to win all these books!!

  47. Anxiousbookaholic says:

    I would love to win this for my sister. This is the only author she’ll read! She’d love these for her birthday!

  48. Tomliver says:

    I haven’t read any of Ellen Hopkins books yet, but I would love to. Thank you

  49. 4jlessad says:

    unique YA novels, great covers too

  50. rivsocsmith says:

    I love Ellen Hopkins because her output is so impressive!

  51. Shawnasmith98 says:

    Ellen Hopkins is extraordinary!! Her books are so unique and well put together. No matter the topic, she always manages to make me think and feel!

  52. karatheredhead says:

    I haven’t had the opportunity to read any of Ellen’s books, but many are on my TBR!

  53. ebug200 says:

    I love Ellen Hopkins because she writes about topics that many are not brave enough to transcribe. Love the authenticity!

  54. BetsyPauzauskie says:

    Ellen Hopkins is special to me as I’ve been able to read and discuss her books with my grandchildren! So great to have a reading connection with them!

  55. Ash1422 says:

    Ellen Hopkins is one of few authors to tackle tough topics and not shy away from the brutality of them. She portrays things more realistically than other authors who write about similar things. I have read Burned, and from the first page I loved it! Fantastic style and she has a real gift with words. I’d love to read more :)

  56. Sfunk03 says:

    I love ellen hopkin because she is a great writer and she wrights about real story’s the kind of story that make you cry and shes not afraid to let people know about the truths of living a hard life I also love her books because the characters are easy to relate to I just love her books so so much

  57. bison61 says:

    I have never books by Ellen Hopkins. they do sound good and I’d love to read them

  58. Regmars says:

    I’ve been wanting to read these books for so long. Thank you for this opportunity. I want to read these books so bad.

  59. Kat1023 says:

    This book so cool

  60. jenniferedit says:

    I’m sure if I were a traditional YA reader now (as opposed to in my 50s!), I would have read this author by now. However, I like keep my hand in this genre and would love to read all of these titles.

  61. hayhaymass says:

    I love ellen hopkins because her booms speak to me in a way that no other boom has because what happens is real life. She also makes you believe you are the main character.

  62. Tash says:

    I’ve always wanted to own all of Ellen Hopkins books ever since I was young and my friend and I would go to Barnes and Noble early in the morning on the weekends and discovered the book Crank when it was Ellen’s first and only book. I’ve always felt her books on a more personal level because like Ellen has loved ones who have had troubles with addiction (based on the book Crank) I also have loved ones who struggle and even me myself in my teen years up until 20 when I got pregnant with my son and swore my son would have a mother better than that (I say he saved my life in many ways all the time). Even though I read a couple of her books, I don’t actually own any and seeing this reminded me that owning all of her books is still a dream I have and always will until I do own them. Her books are extremely real and I feel everyone should have access to be able to read her books, especially ones like the Crank trilogy if anyone has ever known or had themselves an experience with addiction as Ellen sheads so much honesty into the books (even though I haven’t got the chance to read the 3rd one yet) without making you feel like you’re being judged. Winning is a long shot, but whoever does win I hope they know how important of books they truly have.

  63. soday0612 says:

    I love Ellen because her books are so very relatable! I’ve been reading her books since I started my teens. She is such a wonderful writer and I love the unique way she presents her stories. It’s more than just the words on the page, but how they are visually presented to you.

  64. MaGiiirlMorgie says:

    CAN WE JUST TAKE A MOMENT TO SEE THIS WAS POSTED ON MY BIRTHDAY AND NOTHING COMES OUT ON MY BIRTHDAY!

    Besides that Ellen Hopkins’s books are what started my love for YA. I honestly think I would have stopped reading after 9th grade if it wasn’t for her and YA books. I’ve read almost every book by her. I’m so glad I found this site! Thank you Ellen Hopkins for making me see that people actually write relatable things. There’s so much more than just cliques, love stories, or sickness when reading books.

  65. booksatrillion says:

    I have yet to read any Ellen Hopkins books, but my sister says that they’re fantastic! I really hope I win so I don’t have to wait on a billion year long library waiting list

  66. I haven’t caught up to reading her last few books, but I absolutely loved the first couple of collections. I’m not much of a reader of books written in verse, but Hopkins is def the master of that format. Great giveaway, Riveted!

  67. readstolive says:

    I haven’t read anything by Ellen Hopkins yet but I’ve heard lots of wonderful things. One of my friends is super into her writing!

  68. Ella says:

    I love her style of writing; it’s so interesting. I enjoy the way she talks about real problems in a realistic way and doesn’t sugar coat it. I’ve not read any of her books, but I am reading two of hers at the moment: Burned and Tricks.

  69. BookDragonLady90 says:

    I think Ellen Hopkin’s book are so riveting and unique. A lot of people don’t like books written in poem form but I absolutely love it. :)

  70. svlaw97 says:

    Not only are the covers gorgeous, but Ellen also has such an amazing and unique writing style.

  71. TiffieKittie says:

    I haven’t read anything by her yet!!

  72. yellowdaze says:

    My sister loves reading these, and I’d like to give them a try.

  73. makaylah321 says:

    I have a parent who battled with addiction, and reading Ellen Hopkins’ books not only gave me an insight to how the monster works, but also how it affects everyone in the family.

    I owned an entire collection of Hopkins’ books at one point. However, after a terrible incident I was forced to leave all my possessions with the parent who was fighting the monster. Having another collection would be wonderful, thank you for giving me the opportunity to win it.

  74. OliClark says:

    Ellen Hopkins is the best of the best! Her books show the darker side of life and remind us just how real those issues are. I love how unafraid she is to tackle the icky topics we usually stray away from. Her books are both emotional and thought-provoking. One of my all time favorites!!

  75. Rebelnyx says:

    Ellen Hopkins creates realistic and dark stories showing the different struggles of one’s life, no matter how young the character is.

  76. oodlesofbooks says:

    Love her books! Thanks for the giveaway!

  77. vickysc says:

    I have never books by Ellen Hopkins, but I really want to read them!

  78. jcmonson says:

    sounds good

  79. 007war says:

    I wish everyone have the chance to read her books and that they never need to deal which the problems they portray.

  80. eeminxs says:

    I love the fact that real life issues are confronted head on in a realistic way. It takes courage to do that, as well as what I imagine is a lot of time researching the subjects for accurate information. I admire that. I honestly feel Ellen Hopkins is helping people with her writing.
    Also, the prose format is unique and I find it a fascinating way to read books.

  81. Ellen Hopkins isn’t afraid to write about topics that are relevant to teens and young adults (and parents). She openly discusses those topics that so many people feel compelled to whisper about. It’s refreshing.

  82. nkechii says:

    I love Ellen Hopkins ad all her books. The way she writes about things that actually happens to teens is really relatable to me

  83. ruby101593 says:

    I enjoy her writing style

  84. susanbeamon says:

    Haven’t read any yet. So many books, so little money. Looking forward to winning so I can read these stories.

  85. Eroviana says:

    I haven’t yet had the chance to read any of her books.

  86. lqueen75 says:

    I haven’t had to opportunity to read any of her books yet. They sound just like the kind I love! Thank you!

  87. cvstar17 says:

    I’ve only read one of her books but the way she wrote in verse was so unique.

  88. sfzphd says:

    I love her books because the characters are dynamic, and her books confront some very real issues.

  89. susan259 says:

    I would love to win this to give away to others.

  90. Nicolle says:

    I think Ellen Hopkins is an AMAZING writer and makes you feel as if your living inside her stories. My favorites include Burned, Smoke, and Impulse.

  91. fleurtings says:

    I love Ellen Hopkins because she writes about harrowing topics with so much sensitivity and grace!

  92. EternalFey says:

    I am so to Riveted for bringing such great books to my attention. Thanks for the chance!

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