Today we are continuing our Ellen Hopkins readalikes listing for you. Many of these titles are available as ebooks and audiobooks, as well as print books. If you read one and would like to share your thoughts on it, leave us a comment. Did you love the book or hate the book, and why? We want to hear from you!
Some hard-hitting topics in the books recommended today include polygamy, cults, rape, eating disorders, alcoholism, rehab, panic attacks and mental hospitals. If you like gritty, realistic fiction that will take your breath away and really make you think about life, you might enjoy some of these.
Don’t forget, although Hopkins is known for writing in verse, many of these are NOT written in verse (although some might be).
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In a polygamous cult in the desert, Kyra, not yet fourteen, sees being chosen to be the seventh wife of her uncle as just punishment for having read books and kissed a boy, in violation of Prophet Childs’ teachings, and is torn between facing her fate and running away from all that she knows and loves.
A traumatic event near the end of the summer has a devastating effect of Melinda’s freshman year in high school.
Eighteen-year-old Lia comes to terms with her best friend’s death from anorexia as she struggles with the same disorder.
After coming out of alcohol rehabilitation, sixteen-year-old Amy sorts out conflicting emotions about her best friend Julia’s death in a car accident for which she feels responsible.
When her parents confine her to a mental hospital, an overweight teenage girl, who suffers from panic attacks, describes her experiences in a series of letters to a friend.