In Crank, Ellen Hopkins chronicles the turbulent and often disturbing relationship between Kristina, a character based on her own daughter, and the “monster,”. Crank is a novel by Ellen Hopkins published in It is based loosely on the real life addictions of her daughter to crystal meth. The book is required reading. Glass is the second novel in the verse novel series Crank by Ellen Hopkins, published in hardcover in August and in softcover on April 7, The third.

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By OctoberCrank hit the stands and by six weeks within the market, it soared up to the top ten lists. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Although I’m familiar with other books which use this poetical technique, I’ve never seen it used to such creepy perfection. Adam is a boy from Albuquerque.

After, life was great, At least for a little while. The man I loved died the minute he met the monster. Pages to import images to Wikidata.

But, living in the lives of these teenagers, going down with them and not being able to get back up, it helps me greatly to stay away from drank monsters and the destruction they cause. The story continues with Kristina discovering she is pregnantsoon after Brendan had raped her. As for college, she took up Journalism at UCSB but was not able to finish it because she decided to get married.

Knowing Ellen personally experienced much of this story gives it even more of an emotional pull, as we learn that this is based on Ellen’s own daughter’s story. Bree has seties her place.


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I think that there was a lot going on with Kristina that wasn’t caused by the drugs — sure, meth amplified those things, but there were other issues at the root of her bad choices and I thought the author really glossed over them maybe because she wanted to be able to lay all these problems at the feet of the “monster” rather than take some responsibility herself?

Jan 04, Laura rated it it was ok Shelves: But now, Kristina is gone. I cried for those I don’t know who struggle with the illness. It leaves him wondering – did his father ever live there? Written in prose that changes shape and font from page to page, it is a terrifying, brilliant, important, tremendously sad story based upon hopkln life of the author’s seventeen year old daughter.

I did not like this book at all seeies yet I am forced to admit it is powerful, important, scary-as-you-know-where and should be read by every parent of teenagers today. Brad’s estranged wife Angela comes back because she wants another try to be together with Brad.

There were parts I didn’t like.

Crank (Crank, #1) by Ellen Hopkins

Not only that, but the words played our eyes, descending down the pages in different shapes and structures, like skylines in a vast city and beating hearts trying to break free from the pain. While Crank is not preachy, it does have a fairly clear anti-drug message that may be more effective than a more heavy-handed approach.

Find all of my reviews at: Crank takes place the summer before and during the protagonist Kristina’s junior year of high school. And she also believes that this talent was carnk further by her adoptive parents. Overall, this was something I didn’t intend to like as much as I did. Books by Ellen Hopkins.


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Cramk I tend to think they are a little more complex than that. It was written in meaningful verses that would keep you glued to its pages. The monster took a man who knew how to love and taught him to hate. When they found out that she was pregnant they went crazy.

Kristina begins to smoke it every day, becoming skinnier and crashing more often. An immensely powerful book, Crank brings us a heartbreaking downfall into drug addiction. When she says no, he becomes violent, claiming that he has “waited weeks”, so she should “put up and shut up”. Simply put, this book embodies the type of literature that I live and breathe for.

Retrieved from ” https: One, her dad is a big jerkbutt. The manager there is a porn dealer and offers her a job as a prostitute, but she declines. What chance meeting of brush and canvas painted the face you see?

View all 8 comments. This is one of those books I can’t give a star rating to–at least not by the definitions goodreads assigns. Read this book, you will never do meth and will always re Life was good before I met the monster.

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