I’ve been a fan of verse novels for years and Ellen Hopkins is one of my favorite verse novelists, because I love how much effort she puts into the layout of her words. The verses take on shapes and I’ve found that at times, there are multiple ways that you can read each the verses on each page. Not only that, but her books drew me in and made me feel like I was in them. After I finished Crank I was so relieved to close the book and realize that I wasn’t Kristina.
And this year is the 10th anniversary of Crank! To celebrate Crank and the upcoming release of her latest book Rumble on August 26th, I have a giveaway to share with you. But first, let’s talk about Rumble:
is no God, no benevolent ruler of the earth, no omnipotent grand poobah
of countless universes. Because if there was…my little brother would
still be fishing or playing basketball instead of fertilizing cemetery
in family—his is a shambles after his younger brother was bullied into
suicide. Not in so-called friends who turn their backs when things get
tough. Not in some all-powerful creator who lets too much bad stuff
happen. And certainly not in some “It Gets Better” psychobabble.
matter what his girlfriend Hayden says about faith and forgiveness,
there’s no way Matt’s letting go of blame. He’s decided to “live large
and go out with a huge bang,” and whatever happens happens. But when a
horrific event plunges Matt into a dark, silent place, he hears a rumble
. . . a rumble that wakes him up, calling everything he’s ever
disbelieved into question.
As soon as I read the synopsis I knew this was my kind of book and it didn’t disappoint. I couldn’t put it down and kept turning pages, even when I planned to read “just one more.” If Rumble sounds like your kind of book, too, watch the trailer and check out the amazing giveaway below.
And now for the giveaway!
SHARE YOUR STORY prize pack
One (1) winner will receive a writer’s prize pack including journal, pen, coffee mug, and inspiration in Ellen Hopkins’ complete backlist (11 titles)
Prizing & samples courtesy of Simon & Schuster
Giveaway open to US addresses only