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ISBN13: 9780689865190
ISBN10: 0689865198
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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.

Review:

"Nonfiction author Hopkins pens her first novel, written in verse, introducing 15-year-old narrator Kristina, who reveals how she became addicted to crank, and how the stimulant turned her from straight-A student to drug dealer, and eventually a teen mom. On a court-ordered visit to see her slimy and long-absent dad, she meets — and is instantly attracted to — Adam, who sports a 'tawny six pack,/ and a smile.' Soon, Adam introduces her to 'the monster' (there, she also unleashes a new personality, id-driven Bree). Her addiction grows, as does Bree's control. Readers get a vivid sense of the highs and lows involved with using crank ('I needed food, sleep,/ but the monster denied/ every bit of it'). Her life changes quickly: Soon she's dating two guys, both of whom use crank; says 'Fuck you' to her mom, can't keep up with school, and loses her old friends. There are plenty of dramatic moments: The first time she does crank, for example, her dad joins her. That same night, she stumbles into a bad area and is almost raped, and Adam's girlfriend tries to kill herself. Later in the book, she does get raped and starts selling the drug for the Mexican Mafia. Readers will appreciate the creative use of form here (some poems, for instance, are written in two columns that can be read separately or together), and although the author is definitely on a mission, she creates a world nearly as consuming and disturbing as the titular drug. Ages 14-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)

About the Author

Ellen Hopkins is the New York Times bestselling author of Crank, Burned, Impulse, Glass, Identical, Tricks, Fallout, and Perfect. Her novels are praised by teens and adults alike, and she has been called the "bestselling living poet in the U.S." by mediabistro.com. She lives with her family in Carson City, Nevada. Be sure to visit Ellen Hopkins online at ellenhopkins.com; facebook.com/ellenhopkinsauthor; and twitter.com/ellenhopkinsYA.

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dancegurl228, March 20, 2013 (view all comments by dancegurl228)
Crank by Ellen Hopkins is a wonderful novel. It is beautiful, sad and poetic. It captures you in and ties you in, I read this book in one day it was so good. I highly recommend this book for anyone. it is filled with suspence, romance and a touch of mystery. Beautifully, written, a true work of art. Absolutly LOVE it!
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dylanthommen, August 14, 2012 (view all comments by dylanthommen)
this book is probally one of the best books ive read in a while, is keeps u interested through out the whole book. I would recomend someone reading this
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Miss_Misfit, March 1, 2012 (view all comments by Miss_Misfit)
A story meant for older teens who may our may have not seen the darker side of life. The struggle with drugs, alcohol, sex, and torment. Some teens know how it feels. This book will set you on edge and make you think twice. Something are behind a mask. Or hiding behind a monster.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780689865190
Author:
Hopkins, Ellen
Publisher:
Margaret K. McElderry Books
Author:
ins
Author:
Ellen Hopk
Author:
Woodson, Jacqueline
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Pregnancy
Subject:
Social Situations - Dating & Sex
Subject:
Family - Parents
Subject:
Social Situations - Drugs, Alcohol, & Substance Abuse
Subject:
Family problems
Subject:
Social Issues - Dating & Sex
Subject:
Social Issues - Drugs, Alcohol, & Substance Abuse
Subject:
Teenage girls
Subject:
Drug abuse
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Situations / Drugs, Alcohol, Substance Abuse
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Publication Date:
October 2004
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f/c cvr
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
7 x 5 in 12.705 oz
Age Level:
from 14

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Nonfiction author Hopkins pens her first novel, written in verse, introducing 15-year-old narrator Kristina, who reveals how she became addicted to crank, and how the stimulant turned her from straight-A student to drug dealer, and eventually a teen mom. On a court-ordered visit to see her slimy and long-absent dad, she meets — and is instantly attracted to — Adam, who sports a 'tawny six pack,/ and a smile.' Soon, Adam introduces her to 'the monster' (there, she also unleashes a new personality, id-driven Bree). Her addiction grows, as does Bree's control. Readers get a vivid sense of the highs and lows involved with using crank ('I needed food, sleep,/ but the monster denied/ every bit of it'). Her life changes quickly: Soon she's dating two guys, both of whom use crank; says 'Fuck you' to her mom, can't keep up with school, and loses her old friends. There are plenty of dramatic moments: The first time she does crank, for example, her dad joins her. That same night, she stumbles into a bad area and is almost raped, and Adam's girlfriend tries to kill herself. Later in the book, she does get raped and starts selling the drug for the Mexican Mafia. Readers will appreciate the creative use of form here (some poems, for instance, are written in two columns that can be read separately or together), and although the author is definitely on a mission, she creates a world nearly as consuming and disturbing as the titular drug. Ages 14-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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