Dallas’ Pick: Identical by Ellen Hopkins

The writing style in this book is very different then what most people find familiar. The entire book is written in poem format. This gives you the chance to slow down and enjoy the storyline, instead of rushing through the book and missing important details. The narrator also changes throughout the book. So during the story you hear the same situation told by multiple people. The story line itself was very in depth and well written. There is some language and the book does deal with unpleasant situations that unfortunately happen on daily basis in the world we live in today. I would not recommend this book for someone who can relate to situations such as; drug addiction and sexual assault, this will be a major trigger! I can see where this would be hard to get through without bringing painful memories up. Hopkins does such a good job depicting what it is like going through such tragic situations that you almost feel as if you are watching it firsthand. It gives you such a different look at the type of situations that we try so hard to push away and try to forget about. Overall Hopkins did an amazing job and I would recommend this book to anyone, 16 and up, that does not mind reading about dark and twisty situations.