ELLEN HOPKINS - The You I've Never Known

Friday, February 3rd at 7pm

YA Author
speaking & signing
The You I've Never Known

Join us this Friday night for a wonderful YA event with Ellen Hopkins, author of Crank, Rumble, and The You I’ve Never Known. Hopkins is a spectacular voice in YA fiction, poetry and prose alike, and we can’t wait to dig into her latest! If you’re a fan of sharp, personal YA fiction, Ellen Hopkins is for you--and we’ll see you there.


How do you live your life if your past is based on a lie? 

For as long as she can remember, it’s been just Ariel and Dad. Ariel’s mom disappeared when she was a baby. Dad says home is wherever the two of them are, but Ariel is now seventeen and after years of new apartments, new schools, and new faces, all she wants is to put down some roots. Complicating things are Monica and Gabe, both of whom have stirred a different kind of desire.

Maya’s a teenager who’s run from an abusive mother right into the arms of an older man she thinks she can trust. But now she’s isolated with a baby on the way, and life’s getting more complicated than Maya ever could have imagined.

Ariel and Maya’s lives collide unexpectedly when Ariel’s mother shows up out of the blue with wild accusations: Ariel wasn’t abandoned. Her father kidnapped her fourteen years ago.

What is Ariel supposed to believe? Is it possible Dad’s woven her entire history into a tapestry of lies? How can she choose between the mother she’s been taught to mistrust and the father who has taken care of her all these years?

In bestselling author Ellen Hopkins’s deft hands, Ariel’s emotionally charged journey to find out the truth of who she really is balances beautifully with Maya’s story of loss and redemption. This is a memorable portrait of two young women trying to make sense of their lives and coming face to face with themselves—for both the last and the very first time.


Ellen Hopkins is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of eleven young adult novels, as well as the adult novels TrianglesCollateral, and Love Lies Beneath. She lives with her family in Carson City, Nevada, where she has founded Ventana Sierra, a nonprofit youth housing and resource initiative. Visit her at EllenHopkins.com and on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter at @EllenHopkinsLit.

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Friday, February 3, 2017 - 7:00pm
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ISBN: 9781481442909
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - January 24th, 2017

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