For an education class that I am in I had to make something called a “literary timeline,” or a timeline of types of books I have read throughout my life. It got me thinking about all my favorite authors. My all time favorite author has to be Ellen Hopkins. She writes prose in poetry form. She takes advantage of white space, of creating images with her words. My favorite book by her is titled “burned.” It is about a Mormon girl who acts out against her religion. If you are looking for something poetic to read but not necessarily poetry, Ellen Hopkins is a perfect choice. Her imagery and writing style apply particularly to the senses. I have attached an excerpt from “burned” when the narrator realizes her father is sending her away for the summer as punishment for acting against her religion.