I just started reading The You I’ve Never Known by Ellen Hopkins. This book is about two young girls with separate lives, but very similar stories. I really enjoy reading Hopkins’s book because of the poetry format. In this book Ariel’s story is told in Hopkins’s typically poetry format and Maya’s story is told in paragraph form.  I think that writing each point of view in a different format helps the reader know which girl is talking and narrating each part. So far this book deals with love, parents, family, friends, pain, and many other topics. I am really enjoying this book and I can’t wait to see how the story unfolds as I continue reading. If you’ve read any other Ellen Hopkins books I think that you would enjoy this one. If you’ve never read a book by Ellen Hopkins you should still check this book out!