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 wrestle the difficult subjects that normal authors refuse to touch in order to avoid controversy or dispute. I wanted to desperately save this girl. Since my life turned crazy busy, he has moved into the role of family chef. Ellen Hopkins can’t do any wrong in my eyes. It had easily become hopoin own drug, and I needed to feel the rush in one whole turn, instead small, uninspired spurts.

Crank Series

She is a straight-A honor roll student and decides to visit her father for three weeks. However, I have come to the conclusion that sometimes I need to resort to unorthodox fighting methods in order to keep the demons at bay. They fall asleep in the car after a meal at McDonald’s and are awakened by a cop. She tells us how her need for more made her life a true living Hell, and hopkn it tore her away from her family. Crank Glass Fallout The third book of the series, Falloutwas published in To ask other readers questions about Crankccrank sign up.


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Sep 14, Kells Next Read rated it it was amazing. Retrieved from ” https: Trey leaves for college and Kristina soon finds herself becoming attracted to Brad. The way it’s okay to gift their heart one day, a backhand the next, to move on to the apricot when the peach blushes and bruises. It made my head hurt. The monster, in turn, created a monster. I still battle the urge to use, particularly when the demons of addiction start partying with the demons of loneliness, depression, anxiety, and life in general.

But that’s not the crux of my criticism of the book. Knowing that this story is loosely based on a true story the author’s daughter made the read more impactful. After reading Crank, I would not be oppos I wrote this review from the perspective of an educator, so it might be more beneficial for teachers: Clawing at the walls of my psyche for release.

Kristina spends the following days going through the symptoms of drug withdrawal. 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.

Although I’m familiar with other books which use this poetical technique, I’ve never seen it used to such creepy perfection.

Julia liked what she read and took the liberty of getting it published. This book describes everything from the victim’s point of view, so it was very hard to see any other character objectively. During this time in the novel, she believes that Chase is the father, having had sex with Chase a couple of weeks after being raped. I understand ctank there are drug users who have reasons for taking cocaine, but what’s her problem?


Kristina meets a boy named Adam in Albuquerque, where she is staying with her father. Kristina, desperate for some money, steals most of her mother’s jewelry and check books.

Kristina sinks into a world of drugs. The characters in the book are Kristina Georgia a. Sarah is Kristina’s childhood friend.

Be prepared to stare into the Void. She started to do it The book Crank is one of the best books I have read. Retrieved March 23, This page hokin last edited on 18 Decemberat I honestly can’t wait to read more of Ellen Hopkins’ books. I needed more, so I became attached to Crank. And true, the verse is very creatively and painstakingly arranged.


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Everything about this book is different from anything I have ever read. She is described by Kristina as rigid and crakn, and does not share a good relationship with her daughter. Crazy for Young A