. Athena's Books: Thursday Trailer Back! Fallout by Ellen Hopkins
Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Thursday Trailer Back! Fallout by Ellen Hopkins

Wow...so hard to keep up with a blog. As you know I have my more active weeks and my more down weeks when it comes to reviewing books and putting up posts on YA literature. This has definitely been a down period for me, but I'm still moving forward. I just have to tell myself that I love this blog more than anyone out there and I'm its number one fan. If I do it for me and for others who actually care to read what I have to say, then that is spectacular. Plus, I do know I have some loyal readers who have crazy lives like me. I can't blog all day, everyday just as you can't read all the blogs you follow all day, everyday.

On to this weeks Thursday Trailer:

Fallout by Ellen Hopkins

Don't you just love this author? She is not afraid to "go there" as my thesis director for graduate school says. Where is "there"? It's where you don't want to go. But the more you "go there" then the more provocative, the more edgy, the more relevant your writing. I don't mean provocative as is sultry and sensuous, but provocative in the sense that what you write gets people thinking about things they otherwise wouldn't think about or would rather not think about.

My favorite Hopkin's book though is Burned, and it is actually a book I am using as a reference for some of the work I have to do this year to finish my thesis writing project for graduation.

But as for Fallout, it is the end to a series many teens really enjoy--Crank and Glass.

From Simon and Schuster website:

Hunter, Autumn, and Summer—three of Kristina Snow's five children—live in different homes, with different guardians and different last names. They share only a predisposition for addiction and a host of troubled feelings toward the mother who barely knows them, a mother who has been riding with the monster, crank, for twenty years.

Told in three voices and punctuated by news articles chronicling the family's story, FALLOUT is the stunning conclusion to the trilogy begun by CRANK and GLASS, and a testament to the harsh reality that addiction is never just one person's problem.

FALLOUT is the stunning conclusion to the trilogy begun by CRANK and GLASS. Learn more about this author here: http://www.ellenhopkins.com/
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