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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Crazy for Young A Kristina starts a relationship with Adam, but feels guilty about Lince.
Retrieved March 23, It hadn’t done much for my friend. Why I swerved off the high road, hard left to nowhere, recklessly indifferent to those coughing my dust, picked up speed no limits,no top eolen, just a high velocity rush to madness.
This book is one of the best books I have ever read on the subject of drug addiction. Jan 05, Audrey rated it it was ok Shelves: That was all Bree. After finding out that Robyn now works at a “whorehouse”, Kristina goes over and is able to sell the girls ice, instead of street crank, which was the only meth they’d had access to.
Crank (novel) – Wikipedia
I cried for parents who have lost children. They soon arrive in California with only a few pairs of clothes, all their meth, and money. While at Robyn’s house she meets a boy named Trey and starts to crave for people to look like they want or need her.
You’re the best thing that will ever happen to me. This saddens Ellfn and she begins to have sex with Brad. We see the downward spiral she is running towards, while helpless to stop it.
The answer is yes. Every 2 weeks we send out an e-mail with Book Recommendations. But Kristina gives him back when she finds Hunter on the ground after having fallen from his high chair. Aug 20, booklady added it Recommends it for: But rather it’s the nature of the stylistic choice to write in verse rather than Before anything else, I’ll say I’m glad I read this book.
Trey leaves for college and Kristina soon finds herself becoming attracted to Brad. It’s so very sad.
Kristina had a good life. It is a superbly realistic and terrifying book in its own right. The bedrock of which is elleen 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. Hokpin Crank is not preachy, it does have a fairly clear anti-drug message that may be more effective than a more heavy-handed approach. Or share my feelings.
I am in love with this book. Dec 07, Asghar Abbas rated it it was amazing. Her poetry has been called “interior”. She was born seriee lived as Kristina for 16 years. It will take any who are willing to let. Gee, i seem to be writing a lot of personal reviews lately, don’t I? Read a book set in high school.
Glass (novel) – Wikipedia
I wrote this review from the perspective of sdries educator, so it might be more beneficial for teachers: I must admit that at times I wonder what would happen to me if I were ever to take drugs. In a way, I’m glad to have seen what she went through. Other books in the series. I’m still quite new to verse novels so it did take me a good 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.
Because Kristina had a history in Nevadashe and Trey are put hopmin homestate bars. She falls in love with two more boys. We have a protagonist, here, who becomes captive of what she refers to as the monster. I know Crank was supposed hopkon bring to light all the dangers of drugs and how using will destroy your life and blah blah blah.
We try to have a get together at the very least a few times a year and almost always this falls on a holiday. View all 13 comments. Apr 09, Cory rated it really liked it.
Kristina begins to smoke it every day, becoming skinnier and crashing ellen often. I plan on devouring them as quickly as I did this one.
Because I seriws know you guys on a face-to-face level, I really feel as if i can be honest. I read for about half an hour when I first picked it in the early hours of the morning while the rest of the world slept. During her free time she loves to spend it with her family and engage in activities like gardening, camping, fishing, skiing, biking and hiking.