This is a story about a monster. Not a dragon or a mythological beast, but a very real, very destructive monster--crystal meth--that takes hold of seventeen-year-old Kristina Snow and transforms her into her reckless alter-ego Bree. Based on her own daughter's addiction to crystal meth, Ellen... show more
This is a story about a monster. Not a dragon or a mythological beast, but a very real, very destructive monster--crystal meth--that takes hold of seventeen-year-old Kristina Snow and transforms her into her reckless alter-ego Bree. Based on her own daughter's addiction to crystal meth, Ellen Hopkins' novel-in-verse is a vivid, transfixing look into teenage drug use. Told in Kristina's voice, it provides a realistic portrayal of the tortured logic of an addict.
Publish date: June 15th 2010
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Pages no: 537
Edition language: English
, Realistic Fiction
, High School
More of a 2.5 star read. I just disliked the writing style so much that I could not get into the story. The story itself was alright. An interesting story of addiction, but overall this just was not for me.
5/5 starsIn Crank raw pain, a deepening addiction, and a crumbling family come together to tell a real, powerful story. I remember when I was younger that quite a few people around me read this book though I never bothered to try. I finally the other day opened it up and was entranced by the poetic ...
Quick review for a very quick read, in part because this was a novel that was written entirely in verse form. "Crank" is Ellen Hopkins's first novel. I'm reading this *years* after the fact, and I'll admit it had my attention and sentiments for much of the read. I would highly recommend listening to...
Crank isn’t the first novel by Ellen Hopkins that I’ve read so I was already aware of her poetic free verse way of writing. I actually really enjoyed the other two or three books that I’ve read by her, but I didn’t enjoy this one as much. I think I would’ve preferred to have a read this book in a mo...
Crank is a novel written in verse, so it is an extremely quick read despite its 537 pages. I ended up picking it up for my eReader when it was on sale, and while I enjoyed it, I think it's a hard book to review in a lot of ways. There were some pretty horrifying and sad scenes, and Kristina could al...