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#WaitingOnWednesday: The You I’ve Never Known by Ellen Hopkins


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine in which we share a book that we are eagerly anticipating!

This week I am eagerly anticipating:


The You I’ve Never Known by Ellen Hopkins

How do you live your life if your past is based on a lie? A new novel in both verse and prose from #1 New York Times bestselling author, Ellen Hopkins.

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.

Release Date: January 24th

*I have already read this book, but I’m eagerly anticipating the release of the finished copies!*


5 thoughts on “#WaitingOnWednesday: The You I’ve Never Known by Ellen Hopkins

    1. I actually had no idea that Ellen Hopkins was coming out with a new book either! I also found out because S&S sent me an ARC! I have actually already read it and while it wasn’t as dark as some of her past work, it was still really good! I highly recommend not reading the synopsis if you haven’t already because it gave away too much in my opinion! My review will be out on Monday! 😀


  1. This book kind of went right under my radar, but when I got a copy of it in the mail one day out of the blue, I had to read it. I’m so glad – it was seriously one of the best books that I have EVER read. I’ve never read anything by Ellen Hopkins prior to this, but now I want to read everything else she’s come out with.

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    1. It definitely was a really good read! I highly recommend diving into her other novels! They were a huge part of my teenaged life haha!


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