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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What made me despise the girl in the mirror enough to transform her,turn her to into a stranger, only not. I cried for the agony of a friend. She hopes she can stay in touch with Trey and if not she knows she will with Quade.

Find more of my books on Instagram To see the monsters grasp wherever Kristina goes.

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It cannot be for story-telling reasons, as the breezy and staccato nature of the stanzas often forces the author to gloss over detail that is vital to the narrative.

The monster took away his beautiful brown eyes and left him with those that are tired and bloodshot. I can understand this; however, that makes me love this author that much more because she does wrestle these tough subjects.

This is a trilogy and I’m anxious to read the other books and I’m scared at what will happen. Sad for so many out there that face life in the wrong ways, or it faces them in the wrong ways. Retrieved March 23, I am in love with this book. Which brings me to the major weakness of the novel.


Chase is a football player and one of Kristina’s love interests. Through out the book Krisitna kept being less and less of herself with the Crank she took.

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Reviewers explained that Crank “gives a look into But this time I was stronger. The characters made a huge impact on Kristina. When they found out that she was pregnant they went crazy. Open Preview See a Problem? Crank is a type of drug.

We try to have a get together at the very least a few times a year and almost always this falls on a holiday. Simply put, this book embodies the type of literature that I live and breathe for. Unfortunately, the marriage did not work out.

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May 26th, 27 31 Jun 13, Kristina was as shy and reserved. In the end she had a lot of problems. I plan on devouring them as quickly as I did this one. For her, high school life was mediocre and most of her high school friends are actually also interested in creative pastimes like choir, creative writing, theater and dance—which suited her perfectly fine.

Did you know I published twenty nonfiction books for children before moving into young adult fiction? I felt that her characters fell into stereotypical patterns and could Chase’s “dialogue” have been any cheesier? The best part of this book is the details on how the girl dealt with her addiction and how drugs can change a person.

Call me a narc, I just can’t empathize. I can imagine worse situations in a second. Other than the shortening factor of the poetic layout, I really would have preferred a normal book. Retrieved March 14, Retrieved from ” https: Whom I don’t want to know. View all 27 comments. Apr 13, Janine rated it really liked it.

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The story was heartbreaking. No one wants to take the time to figure out how the heck to read this, but you’re forcing them to.


It’s just an incredible light sci-fi series that fans of “Dark Matter” would also enjoy. Welcome to my home page, that is. Kristina spends the following days going through the symptoms of drug withdrawal. She is a favorite author for both young adult and the teenage bopkin.

I feel like my students would benefit from reading a novel in this type of format because it can be easily connected to: I got around hundred or so pages in before the following hours of the next frank, where I began to devour the book and refused could to put it down from then on.

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I’m sure there are A LOT of people who will eat this secret life of teenagers drama right up like an apple pie. It made him someone who doesn’t sleep for days on end. Every wrong move that she did made me want to hold her tight and not let go until she stopped. To the point, that she becomes a completely different person dubbed Bree.

InEllen Hopkins finally met John, her current husband until now. Kristina never would have Kristina is a bright, good kid. The sequel is called Glass. 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 these monsters and the destruction they cause.