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Crank

Crank

Written by Ellen Hopkins

Narrated by Laura Flanagan


Crank

Written by Ellen Hopkins

Narrated by Laura Flanagan

ratings:
4.5/5 (189 ratings)
Length:
4 hours
Released:
Aug 1, 2008
ISBN:
9781598877687
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Description

Kristina Georgia Snow is the perfect daughter: gifted high school junior, quiet, never any trouble. But on a trip to visit her absentee father, she meets a boy who introduces her to crank. At first she finds it freeing, but soon Kristina's personality disappears inside the drug. What began as a wild, ecstatic ride turns into a struggle through hell for her mind, her soul, and her life.
Released:
Aug 1, 2008
ISBN:
9781598877687
Format:
Audiobook

Also available as...

Also available as bookBook

About the author

Ellen Hopkins is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of numerous young adult novels, as well as the adult novels such as Triangles, Collateral, and Love Lies Beneath. She lives with her family in Carson City, Nevada, where she has founded Ventana Sierra, a nonprofit youth housing and resource initiative. Follow her on Twitter at @EllenHopkinsLit.



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What people think about Crank

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  • (4/5)
    I can only recommend this with reservations. Some high school students will love this book, but the content is hard to read. The drug use and teenage sex (rape) is difficult content to read.
  • (4/5)
    Crystal meth (aka - crank, aka - the monster) is a highly addictive drug and Kristina (aka - Bree), a 17-year-old based on Hopkins' daughter, is introduced to "the monster" as Bree. Once the introduction turns into an acquaintance, it's a slippery slope for Kristina - one that is as uncontrollable as speeding down an iced-covered mountain on a round sled.This was a very scary book. Several times I shouted in my mind, "WHAT!?! What are you doing?", so from that perspective - I was deeply involved and thought it was a great book. However, there were two major issues that prevented it from feeling realistic. One - the mother lets Kristina visit her estranged father and two - the "action" begins with a snap of a finger. Even at other times within the book, I felt like everything just happened so fast! Now that could be the whole point with the drug, but not prior to the drug. Needless to say, this was a very devastating, but informative look into where making poor choices can lead.Originally posted on: Thoughts of Joy
  • (4/5)


    I'm not sure why i waited so long to read this one. I love novels written in verse. I couldn't relate to Kristina or any of the characters, but I was sucked into the story and almost felt as though I was flying right along with them. I learned to hate Brenden, love Chase; especially at the end. For a college bound kid, he really stepped up to the plate even after he found out it wasn't his place to. The ending was very abrupt and I can't wait to start the next book to find out what happens.
  • (4/5)
    An interesting exercise in poetry and the subject matter of drugs is eye-opening to adults and teens alike.
  • (5/5)
    ellen hopkins was my first "teens with real problems" author. i love all her books and crank was the first i read. super compelling and i could not put it down.
  • (4/5)
    I found this book exceedingly difficult to read, not only due to subject matter, but the style of writing. It is written in a series of disjointed poems. Very well done, just not for me.