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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They have to stay the entire weekend and during this time Kristina detoxes from the meth. He was going to marry her. Reading is a passion, but writing is the biggest part of me. I soon realized it didn’t matter.

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Her baby boy was born with no mutation. Scott is Kristina’s stepdad who feels very responsible for Kristina. This book was really good.

Unique, seemingly honest and authentic, and a very quick, compulsive read. As for sports, she was not really interested in it and at best she was just mediocre. After, life was great, At least for a little while. After Trey comes home, she asks him why he hadn’t been answering the phone and crsnk responds with that he had been seeing a girl for sex only and that he still loved Kristina.

It’s really unique and fitting for the story – because while you’re on drugs nothing in life goes smoothy – just like the choppy chapters and pages in this novel.


Like most of you here, books are my life. Or perhaps try another author who writes in this manner and see if the same faults manifest themselves. The monster took a man who knew how to love elen taught him to hate.

I wrote this review from the perspective of an educator, so it might be craank beneficial for teachers: Adam introduced her to crank. Believe fllen, I put myself in her shoes. Did you know I published twenty nonfiction books for children before moving into young adult fiction? I wanted to feel safe and secure but she took me even further into Hell. There she meets a boy that turns her on to coke and they say they are in love. Reception for the book has been positive, with Kirkus Reviews calling the book “Sharp and stunning, with a brilliant seties page.

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And in some ways I did- Not because it was slow, boring, or uncreative, but because it grossed me out seeing how anyone, even I, could cgank down the wrong path so easily. He gifted me with tenderness. McElderry Books first published Chase comes over and she tells him about Brendan before trying to persuade him to have sex with her.

It helps them learn how the substance work and helps them adjust to the devastating emotions involved in the struggle and most of all it helps them realize that kicking the habit cannot be forced on the addict—but the addict should want it as well.

While under the influence of the monster, Kristina discovers her sexy In CrankEllen Hopkins chronicles the turbulent and often disturbing relationship between Kristina, a character based on her own daughter, and the “monster,” the highly addictive drug crystal meth, or “crank.


And maybe use this space, my own personal cyber-writing pad as a way to get out my inner junk. Bree has taken her place.

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And if you think Death is an end, then I am afraid you haven’t been paying much attention. I can imagine worse situations hhopkin a second. Jan 05, Audrey rated it it was ok Shelves: Hopkin’s Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest pages get thousands of hits from teens who claim Hopkins is the “only one who understands me”, and she can be visited at ellenhopkins.

It also proves that not all “great” literature looks like a modern novel nor is it written by “dead white guys”. Chase ended up in USC. Crwnk this part of the novel, Kristina has become a drug dealer, which she describes as making her instantly more “popular”.

Kristina is forced to move into a motel nearby. She was born and lived as Kristina for 16 years. Hopkins made this book to open up our eyes to the reality of what teens could or is going through with drug abuse. The narrative ends with Kristina implying that she is still using drugs, but is trying to stop. Nov 04, Sandra rated it really liked it.

Crank (novel) – Wikipedia

I cried for the agony of a friend. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. I expected to read it and think: