I’m excited to share a playlist I’ve created based on Ellen Hopkins’s new mixed-genre book, THE YOU I’VE NEVER KNOWN. See below the break for information about the book, my playlist, and the giveaway!
ABOUT THE YOU I’VE NEVER KNOWN:
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.
ABOUT ELLEN HOPKINS:
Ellen Hopkins is the New York Times bestselling author of Crank, Burned, Impulse, Glass, Identical, Tricks, Fallout, Perfect, Triangles, Tilt, and Collateral. She lives in Carson City, Nevada, with her husband and son. Hopkin’s Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest pages get thousands of hits from teens who claim Hopkins is the “only one who understands me”, and she can be visited at ellenhopkins.com.
Like most of you here, books are my life. Reading is a passion, but writing is the biggest part of me. Balance is my greatest challenge, as I love my family, friends, animals and home, but also love traveling to meet my readers. Hope I meet many of you soon!
Playlist: I developed this playlist for THE YOU I’VE NEVER KNOWN based on various poems and passages I read from both Ariel’s and Maya’s points of view. I hope you enjoy!
- Sheryl Crow—My Favorite Mistake
- Sia—Breathe Me
- Garbage—Stupid Girl
- Veruca Salt—Loneliness is Worse
- Billy Idol—Dancing with Myself
- Once Inch Punch—Pretty Piece of Flesh
- Gotye—Somebody That I Used To Know
- Beth Orton—Thinking About Tomorrow
- Norah Jones—What Am I To You
- Ingrid Michaelson—Be OK
- Rilo Kiley—Portions for Foxes
- Rocco DeLuca & The Burden—Colorful
- Letters to Cleo—I Want You to Want Me
- Corinne Bailey Rae—Put Your Records On
- Regina Spektor—Better
- The Oh Hellos—I Have Made Mistakes
Like my playlist? Check out these other stops on the blog tour for THE YOU I’VE NEVER KNOWN.
1/25: Who R U Blog – Review
2/3: Bookiemoki – Q&A
Click HERE to be entered to win one of three copies of THE YOU I’VE NEVER KNOWN.