Monday, June 29, 2009


by Ellen Hopkins
Rating: Great!
Difficulty: Normal
Pages: 544
Kristina Georgia Snow is the perfect daughter: gifted high school junior, quiet, never any trouble. But on a trip to visit her absentee father, Kristina disappears and Bree takes her place. Bree is the exact opposite of Kristina—she's fearless.
Through a boy, Bree meets the monster: crank. And what begins as a wild, ecstatic ride turns into a struggle through hell for her mind, her soul—her life.
Based on a real-life event and written in verse, this novel relates the disturbing story of one girl's descent into addiction.
So another Ellen Hopkins book! Crank is a fast paced, well thought out novel written in verse, about a girl name Kristina thrown into the world of Meth, Tina or Crank. Her alto ego, one half of her, Bree encourages her wild ways and soon they are on a destructive never ending path into darkness. So let me just say this now Crank is awesome and it seems to me that Ellen Hopkins is incapable of writing a bad novel. You're literaly right there with Kristina and Bree in all the actions and mistakes. I had to yell and scream while i was reading this because it was just so emotional provoking! Bree cynical and sadistic ways can only be described as compltely heart wrenching. The end of the story is a little bit un-conclusive but theres Glass, the second novel to Crank, to fill that in for you. Its a really good book and something all Ellen Hopkins lovers should read!

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