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ISBN13: 9780689865190
ISBN10: 0689865198
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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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moiraethefatesbookreview, October 20, 2011 (view all comments by moiraethefatesbookreview)
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. (Synopsis provided by goodreads)

I had seen so many over the moon reviews of this book, I could not wait to get my hands on it. For me it was good, it was better then okay, but not wonderful. It was a quick read, mostly because it was written in verse. The patterns of the verse were creative, but after page 400, it got a little confusing.
I liked the idea of Kristina/Bree having different thoughts on the same page that was neat.
The book like most "issue" books does have a strong message, it could be interpreted as being "heavy Handed". I think that it is all in how the reader comes to the book and they choose to see it.

It is a good read, but I think it should be kept for older teens, I wouldn't let a 13 year old read it for example. But that is where the parent needs to make that call for their child.

* Reading level: Young Adult
* Paperback: 544 pages
* Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books; Original edition (October 5, 2004)
* ISBN-10: 0689865198
* Author: Ellen Hopkins
* Cover Art: I don't like plain covers very much.
* Overall rating **** out of 5 stars.
* Obtained: Won, thank you Julie!
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laurenhorne0405, September 20, 2011 (view all comments by laurenhorne0405)
i absolutely loved this book. Ellen's Hopkins other books in this series were amazing as well. i spent a lot of time reading this books, because i didn't want to put them down. i just wanted to kept reading them. i definitely would recommend this book as well as the others in this collection :)
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Hopkins, Ellen
Margaret K. McElderry Books
Ellen Hopk
Woodson, Jacqueline
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Social Situations - Dating & Sex
Family - Parents
Social Situations - Drugs, Alcohol, & Substance Abuse
Family problems
Social Issues - Dating & Sex
Social Issues - Drugs, Alcohol, & Substance Abuse
Teenage girls
Drug abuse
Children s-General
Situations / Drugs, Alcohol, Substance Abuse
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Edition Description:
Publication Date:
October 2004
Grade Level:
from 7
f/c cvr
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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