Everything you need to understand or teach The You I've Never Known by Ellen Hopkins.
The You I’ve Never Known is a young adult novel by Ellen Hopkins. Told in verse, the story follows seventeen year-old Ariel Pearson as she explores her sexuality. Ariel realizes that the life she has lived under her father's control has been one of abuse and kidnapping, not protection as she had been led to believe by her father. The novel addresses topics such as abused people do not always know they are being abused and there is strength in forgiveness.