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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While under the influence of the monster, Kristina discovers her sexy alter-ego, Bree: The bedrock swries 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 of language.

Ellen Hopkins has an amazing way of making you feel like you’re actually living in the book. Once Elle comes back, he confesses to Kristina that the girl he had been sleeping with was Angela until she came back to Brad.

Instead of reconnecting with his father, he met a girl. Ellen Hopkins can’t do any wrong in my eyes. But like the drug itself, I was addicted see more. Written in prose that changes shape and font from page to page, it is a terrifying, brilliant, important, tremendously sad story based upon the life of the author’s seventeen year old daughter.

He was poison and he introduced her to another irresistible poison: Refresh and try again.

Crank Series by Ellen Hopkins

Unique, seemingly honest and authentic, and a very quick, compulsive read. No one wants to take the time to figure out how the heck to read this, but you’re forcing them to. This ssries a seriously sad story. Oct 16, The Converted Bookworm rated it it was amazing Shelves: An Interview with Ellen Hopkins”. It hadn’t done much for my friend.


She quits working at 7-Eleven by using blackmail and gets a call from Robyn. I can only pray that will never happen. I give this book 4 stars! Cank using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The style is like nothing I’ve ever encountered before; captivating, deeply unsettling, and harrowing, the tale becomes a part of you by the end.

The characters made a huge impact on Kristina.

Kristina asks her mother if she can bring Hunter over to her apartment so Hunter could stay with his mother and stepfather. Have you ever had so many thoughts churning inside holkin you didn’t dare let them escape in case they blew wide open?

An immensely powerful book, Crank brings us a heartbreaking downfall into drug addiction.

Crank (Crank, #1) by Ellen Hopkins

Gifted, excelling in school, popular, held in a high regard. Deciding to write such a story in verse was brilliant, however. Everything else just made me cranm like this. But I tend to think they are a little more complex than that.

But the nature of these troubles is never brought to the fore, so the character comes across looking merely stupid, vapid, and appallingly selfish. It I picked this book out of my advisory grab bag serues it’s thickness made me a little nervous about having to tackle such a large book in a week in a half.

And for those wondering, yes, she’s doing better now.

The form does add some appeal to the novel, though again, I’ve seen that done before and done much better. Even the formatting of the poems is significant.

Brendan took advantage of that and raped Kristina. Ellen Hopkins first met Julia Richardson, who would soon become her editor, at a book festival. This book was fantastic and I recommend thi This book is definitely the best poetry book I have ever read. Also, i’m spoiler tagging everything from here on out, simply because there will be some dark stuff in here, so those of you who are uncomfortable with dark and twisty and personal material need not enter at all.


Interested in more of my reviews? It gives us a blunt, ugly, and completely raw foray into addiction. On a trip to visit her father, Kristina meets Adam.

She passes out and finds him gone.

Crank Series

In the begining Krisitina didn’t want to do Crank or any type of drug. It’s really unique and fitting for the story – because while you’re on drugs nothing in zeries goes smoothy – just like the choppy chapters and pages in this novel.

Brendan was the first ellej Kristina went out with after she came home after her trip. I would like to take a hot iron poker to the one that hurts her Retrieved March 13, A young girl, fighting with her own demons, visits her long lost father one fateful summer and her life collides with the monster.

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But I am, for the first time admitting to all of you that the main reason is because I’ve spent the majority of this summer fighting with my personal demons. I give Ellen Hopkins 5 stars for this masterpiece. McElderry Books first published She is a straight-A honor roll student and decides to visit her father elen three weeks. It was a scary, emotional, tough and eye-opening read. She tells us how her need for more made her life a true living Hell, and how it tore her away from her family.

I cried for crnk agony of a friend.