Crank In Crank Ellen 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

  • Title: Crank
  • Author: Ellen Hopkins
  • ISBN: 9780689865190
  • Page: 248
  • Format: Paperback
  • In Crank, Ellen 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 Kristina is introduced to the drug while visiting her largely absent and ne er do well father While under the influence of the monster, Kristina discovers her sexyIn Crank, Ellen 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 Kristina is introduced to the drug while visiting her largely absent and ne er do well father While under the influence of the monster, Kristina discovers her sexy alter ego, Bree there is no perfect daughter, no gifted high school junior, no Kristina Georgia Snow There is only Bree Bree will do all the things good girl Kristina won t, including attracting the attention of dangerous boys who can provide her with a steady flow of crank.

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    About "Ellen Hopkins"

    1. Ellen Hopkins

      Ellen Hopkins is the New York Times bestselling author of Crank, Burned, Impulse, Glass, Identical, Tricks, Fallout, Perfect, Triangles, Tilt, and Collateral She lives in Carson City, Nevada, with her husband and son 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 Like most of you here, books are my life Reading is a passion, but writing is the biggest part of me Balance is my greatest challenge, as I love my family, friends, animals and home, but also love traveling to meet my readers Hope I meet many of you soon

    760 thoughts on “Crank”

    1. Life was goodbefore Imet the monster. After, life was great, At least for a little while. Like a seed planted in your body, Crank is an unforgettable read that sweeps you up into a whirlwind of drugs, sex, and the choices and mistakes you must make when growing up. After I finished this novel, a little invisible demon grew at my side and will forever travel at my shoulder-whispering this story and its consequences into my shuddering ears. Read this book, you will never do meth and will always re [...]


    2. This is one of those books I can't give a star rating to--at least not by the definitions assigns. I did not like this book at all and yet I am forced to admit it is powerful, important, scary-as-you-know-where and should be read by every parent of teenagers today. My daughter brought Crank home from the school library and also read it in a day; it's positively riveting. Ellen Hopkins first novel is based on her own tragic experience as a mother of a crank (meth) addict. So although Crank is te [...]


    3. Read a book set in high school.Ok ya'll. Time for another brutally honest and very personal review from yours truly. Gee, i seem to be writing a lot of personal reviews lately, don't I? As some of you may have noticed, I haven't spent a lot of time on here or even been reading much this summer. That's because I've been dealing with a lot of personal shit on my plate. Some of that has to do with work. Some with school. But I am, for the first time admitting to all of you that the main reason is b [...]


    4. Find all of my reviews at: 52bookminimum/WARNING: UNPOPULAR OPINION AND PROFANITY AHEAD . . . This is the story of Kristina and the downward spiral her life takes once she decides to dance with “the monster.”First things first . . . Apparently I missed the memo that said everything “disturbing” should be written in free verse form. Note to writers: Using this method does not make your work “poetic” or “better,” so stop doing it if you’re not good at it.On to the actual story . [...]


    5. Call me a narc, I just can't empathize. Believe me, I put myself in her shoes. I understand that there are drug users who have reasons for taking cocaine, but what's her problem? One, her dad is a big jerkbutt. And that's about it. I can imagine worse situations in a second. If I were her, I would call my mom and beg her to take me home. That, and call Child Services to inspect him. End of story. Also, nobody forced her to snort. It was all her stupid mind that chose to take the step because som [...]


    6. I don't want this to come across like I'm desensitized to drugs and how they can screw up someone's life, because I've personally seen that happen to many times to ever underestimate the power of addiction. And while I think it's important that YA authors write about these topics in an honest and eye-opening way, I don't think that Hopkins did that, even though her story is based on first-hand experience with meth. I felt that much of her writing was cliche, in terms of language and description. [...]


    7. 4.75 starsAs someone who had a close friend that fell into using drugs and sleeping around, this book really hit home. It made me feel like I was reliving seeing my friend fall apart, right before my very eyes. It hurt to read this at some parts, made me want to shake Kristina and beg her to "please, stop" to tell her she's "better than this." But of course, I knew that would do little good. It hadn't done much for my friend. In fact, it'd done nothing.I was surprised by how much I enjoyed the w [...]


    8. An immensely powerful book, Crank brings us a heartbreaking downfall into drug addiction. Knowing Ellen personally experienced much of this story gives it even more of an emotional pull, as we learn that this is based on Ellen's own daughter's story. I'm still quite new to verse novels so it did take me a good 100 pages (which took like 20 mins to read, really - you can fly through verse books in no time) to get comfortable with the writing style. Before that I kept concentrating on how I was su [...]


    9. “Have you ever had so much to say that your mouth closed up tight struggling to harness the nuclear force coalescing within your words? Have you ever had so many thoughts churning inside you that you didn’t dare let them escape in case they blew you wide open? Have you ever been so angry that you couldn’t look in the mirror for fear of finding the face of evil glaring back at you?”______________________________Every time I read an Ellen Hopkins book it's always an emotional journey and t [...]


    10. melissa413readsalotOMG! I am in love with this book. It's so very sad. I just don't really have words for it. I opened it today, didn't even put it on my currently reading list as I couldn't put it down. Kristina sinks into a world of drugs crank all kinds she gets hurt I would like to take a hot iron poker to the one that hurts her. When Kristina goes into her world of drugs she calls herself Bree Bree is cool or so she thinks. Did it all start because she goes to see her father? Her father is [...]


    11. I'm not sure that I can adequately put my feelings about this poignantly written epic poem/novel into words. Part of my fears that I cannot do it justice. Simply put, this book embodies the type of literature that I live and breathe for. It's one of those books that vindicates my decision to become an educator and teach this type of literature. It also proves that not all "great" literature looks like a modern novel nor is it written by "dead white guys". Written as a series of concrete poems, C [...]


    12. Kristina is a bright, good kid. But now, Kristina is gone. Bree has taken her place. Bree is dangerous. Bree is willing to try anything. Bree craves the monster. Bree craves crank. Crank is a novel, in verse, detailing Kristina’s transformation into Bree. On a trip to visit her father, Kristina meets Adam. Adam introduces her to crank. But even before that fateful trip, Kristina had felt Bree’s presence. Kristina never would have even spoken to Adam. That was all Bree. Kristina never would h [...]


    13. Interested in more of my reviews? Visit my blog!Crank, you seeisn’t any ordinary monster. It’s like a giant octopus, weavingits tentacles notjust around you, but through you,squeezingnot hard enough tokill you, but enough to keep you from reelinguntil you try to getaway.The StorylineKristina is a high school junior who’s your typical normal kid who brings home good grades and has never done anything to disappoint her mom. Kristina though, isn’t always Kristina. Sometimes she becomes Bree [...]


    14. “Girls get screwed.Not that kind of screwed, what I mean is, they're always on the short end of things.The way things work, howguys feel great, but make girls feelcheap for doingexactly whatthey beg for.The way they get to play you,all the while claiming theylove you and making youbelieve it'strue.The way it's okay to gift their heart one day, a backhand the next,to move on to the apricotwhen the peach blushes and bruises.These things make me believe God's a man after all.”I don't know anyth [...]


    15. How many of you read Go Ask Alice when you were younger? Well, Crank by Ellen Hopkins is sort of like Go Ask Alice, only 1000x better. Upon finishing Crank, I did not think drugs were cool, whereas when I finished Go Ask Alice I was able to see the appeal of whatever that girl was on. In Crank, the drugs are legit scary and the results more tangible and immediate.Read the rest of my review here


    16. Intense, Raw and Disturbingly Thought Provoking. I love it!!! A must read and I can't wait to read the sequel "Glass"


    17. The book Crank is one of the best books I have read. This book has 537 pages. This book is a book from 9-12 grade. I say it is a level Z reading book. It was written in a poetic way, like no other book. The characters in the book are Kristina Georgia(a.k.a Bree), her mom, Adam, Chase, and Brendan. Kristina used to be a good girl. Until one day that she went on a trip to visit her dad. That experiance changed her for life. She met the monster: CRANK. Crank is a type of drug. She started to do it [...]


    18. I picked this book out of my advisory grab bag and it's thickness made me a little nervous about having to tackle such a large book in a week in a half. But my hope leaped forward when a realized that this book was written in, yessss, poetry! Well I really wouldn't call them "poems" more like paragraphs with weird spacing, but those weird spaces created lots of blank space and a lot less words. Other than the shortening factor of the poetic layout, I really would have preferred a normal book. It [...]


    19. More reviews @ Anti-Drug ReadsI don't know why, but I wanted so much to hate this book 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 meander down the wrong path so easily. Crank really made me look into the mirror and rethink my standards/morals. This is definitely something EVERY TEEN should read, for it teaches an important lesson. I give Ellen Hopkins 5 stars for this masterpiece. It may not have become o [...]


    20. Before anything else, I'll say I'm glad I read this book. I'd never read a novel done entirely in free verse before, so I was interested to see how it would turn out.After reading it, I have to say that it's the content of a slight novella stretched across 500+ pages. Theres an astonishing amount of white space and many pages contain no more than nine or ten words. But that's not the crux of my criticism of the book.But rather it's the nature of the stylistic choice to write in verse rather than [...]


    21. This book is definitely the best poetry book I have ever read. As soon as my teacher showed me this book and told me what it was about, I instantly wanted to read the book! Its a story about a girl and a "monster", which is a crystal meth and it is changing this what use to be a perfect girl. The best part of this book is the details on how the girl dealt with her addiction and how drugs can change a person. I learned how fast drugs can change someone. This book was fantastic and I recommend thi [...]


    22. I wrote this review from the perspective of an educator, so it might be more beneficial for teachers :)I feel bad saying this because of the dark, sad, content, but this was an amazing book! I typically read Go Ask Alice with my 11th/12th graders because of the detailed description of the main character's drug use and ultimate downward spiral. I think it is an important book to share because of the impressionable and exploratory stage my students are at. After reading Crank, I would not be oppos [...]


    23. Life was good before I met the monster. After, life was great, At least for a little while.**********I am always drawn and intrigued by books that deal with real human problems and emotion.I have read books on incest, abuse and alcoholism.Crank is actually one of those books.Crank is a story about how a normal teenage girl became a substance abuser.It was written in meaningful verses that would keep you glued to its pages.Kristina was as shy and reserved.Bree was fun and outgoing.Kristina is Bre [...]


    24. This book was WOW. This book is one of the best books I have ever read on the subject of drug addiction. This book beautifully describes, in a verse form, how drugs completely and horribly destroyed a girls life. This book weaves together a tale of the dangers of drugs.The main character was very relatable, though I have never done drugs, one finds themselves sympathizing with her and her struggles. Even hating one of the characters so much for hurting the main character. The main character is w [...]


    25. Initial thoughts:1. Quick read. The style of verse pulls you into Kristina's reality quickly and with a jolt.2. Ellen Hopkins is able to convict a lot of raw emotion in very few words.3. A dark and fast paced introduction to the destructive nature of drugs/meth.4. Knowing that this story is loosely based on a true story (the author's daughter) made the read more impactful.5. Intriguing to see how Kristina changes, especially moving from one environment to another. To see the monsters grasp where [...]


    26. 9.5/10 stars. This book was really good. I loved it and I finished it in 2 sittings. I feel like this book was more factual than fiction because of the accurate descriptions of how Bree/Kristen went through "the monster" aka meth. It scared me a little bit on what meth does to you. Overall, this book was really nice and the ending was a little shock. I still love Impulse more in there, it was so real about deaths and everything, it scared me. This was also very real but in my heart, it tugs more [...]


    27. What is it with me and reading poetry/poetic prose in December? Last wonderful December, I really enjoyed Ariel by Sylvia Plath. Going through some things and I wanted to read something human , something personal for catharsis, to let it all go and I was about to reread Forbidden again when I chose this. Blew me away, such rawness. I'll say this and I'll say it again . Books help, they heal. Never stop reading. Oddly enough, the MC here reminded me of the one in Underwater by Marisa Reichardt. B [...]


    28. Everything about this book is different from anything I have ever read. It is small and thick (kind of shaped like a bag of cornmeal) however had I not started it at 10 PM, I would most definitely have read it in one sitting. 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. Unique, seemingly honest and authentic, and a very quick, compulsive read. I'm s [...]


    29. Man, it was good to read this again. I haven't read it in years. My memories of its contents were so hazy I couldn't even remember Kristina's middle name. Or the name of the guy that (view spoiler)[raped her (hide spoiler)].Ellen Hopkins is one of those authors whose books you can only read so many of at a time before they all start blending together into one loosely incoherent story, because they all sort of deal with the same topics (they're all about drugs and sex and naughty stuff teens shou [...]


    30. "Crank" es un libro que descubrí en el 2015, y desde ese entonces lo busqué sin éxito. Me lo encontré hace apenas dos días, y aproveché para leerlo porque su formato hace que sea una lectura más ágil de lo usual. La historia está narrada en verso libre, y de una forma muy cruda y triste, como la realidad que atraviesa todo aquél que cae en las garras del monstruo. El libro trata temas complejos y delicados como el abuso de sustancias y las violaciones, todo de una forma gráfica, y sin [...]


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