I do not usually read poetry, but you can't get much better then Ellen Hopkins. Her books describe a plethora of topics which are important today. In Crank, she discusses the dark dive of a teen who becomes addicted to Crystal Meth. Impulse is from the point of view of three teenagers in a pschiatric institution. She covers all the teen horrors from drug addiction, cutting, incest, abuse, and prostitution. Her books are written in free verse poetry and are poignant in the realism of her characters. If you like poetry or books about the darkest parts of real life, Ellen Hopkins' books are for you.