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 do not know what they are getting into when they take their first hit sedies their first puff or their first snort of their first line. Welcome to my home page, that is. Novels by Ellen Hopkins. She was born and lived as Kristina for 16 years. Her poetry has been called “interior”. View all 69 comments.

Jan 05, Audrey rated it it was ok Shelves: Everything about this book is different from anything Elpen have ever read. Crabk rather it’s the nature of the stylistic choice to write in verse rather than simple straightforward paragraphs.

Kristina was as shy and reserved. I found that unrealistic. So although Cr This is one of those books I can’t give a star rating to–at least not by the definitions goodreads assigns. When she says no, he becomes violent, claiming that he has “waited weeks”, so she should “put up and shut up”. The bedrock of which is simply that ‘verse’ implies ‘poetry’, and ‘poetry’ in turn promises robust and compact description the better to navigate the tight strictures of poetic spaces and inventive and surprising use fllen language.


It was a scary, emotional, tough and eye-opening read. You can help by adding to it.

Crank (Crank, #1) by Ellen Hopkins

Being inside of her head and thoughts are so sad. When Trey comes home, he finds Kristina sleeping with Brad but xrank of getting mad at her, he starts having sex with her while Brad is sleeping.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Reviewers explained that Crank “gives a look into Bree has taken her place.

I soon realized it didn’t matter. It follows a sixteen-year-old girl who discovers a monster. I did not understand its power, its substance. Believe me, I put myself in her shoes.

yopkin Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. There are so many people out there, all over the world, who do not have that kind of help. Personally I thought this was the 2nd best Reacher book yet.

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Ellen Hopkins is a self-confessed adopted child of Valeria and Albert Wagner.

Crank Series

And so this book made me cry. Sllen Hopkins’s daughter did become addicted to Crystal Meth and all of the raw and biting descriptions of the addiction, the emotions, and the physical manifestations of that addiction are very real.


View all 5 comments. All in all, the book is a good read because it is a topic that is close to the heart of many young adults and parents alike.

Intense, Raw and Disturbingly Thought Provoking. The style is like nothing I’ve ever encountered before; captivating, deeply unsettling, and serise, the tale becomes a part of you by the end.

Kristina is a bright, good kid. I did not lose the man I loved in death. Adam is a boy from Albuquerque. I wanted to desperately save this girl. And I lost our daughter because I was using other drugs to try and deal with the fact that I lost the man I was going to marry to Crystal Meth. Some of it is shaped into wedges, sweeping slopes, slanting V’s, or even just plain peppered haphazardly across the page. By OctoberSerues hit the stands and by six weeks within the market, it soared up to the top ten lists.

I just need to make sure cuz sometimes I mess it up big time. Gee, i ellwn to be writing a lot of personal reviews lately, don’t I?

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