I chose this subject matter because the issue touched the lives of three of my friends. Today, they are successful, beautiful women who you would never believe this might have happened to. I want readers to know it is possible to find a way beyond this terrible place, into a brighter future.
Ellen talks about Identical
Identical received starred reviews from Kirkus and Publishers Weekly:
Hopkins’s gift with free verse reaches new heights in this portrait of splintered identical twins. . . . Kaeleigh and Raeanne maintain distinct voices throughout as they wrestle with psychic damage and an astonishing, devastating realization. Sharp and stunning, with a brilliant final page.
Hopkins’s verse is not only lean and sinuous, it also demonstrates a mastery of technique. [starred review]
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