Saturday, February 8, 2014


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.

This book brought up so many mixed emotions for me. Sadness, anger and a little disbelief. I guess this is a sort of a spoiler but this book has to do with a girl's struggle with drugs, how she got started and the consequences of it. It was kind of a struggle for me to read, it was a mix of disbelief that people my age do this kinds of stuff to themselves and the fact this is loosely based on a true story is kind of scary. I love the way which Ellen Hopkins writes. In the poetry way the story is written, in verse i believe its called? But it is my favorite style of writing and i hope to read more of her books and find more authors like her. It is a little dark at some parts of the book and you feel like stopping and not reading any more of the horrors she has to go through but you get hooked so easily on her story, and the way Ellen writes you just cant stop. I seriously read this book in like 3 or so hours and i couldn't put it down until the end, and then i sat and had to just absorb the story and how the story was a lesson. One thing i disliked is that she does really say anything against using drugs but i felt like the book itself is a testament to the havoc drug wreaks on your body and mind. How easily you can get hooked, how hard it is to stop. This book feels so real and is a lot to take in but i would seriously recommend it but only for older teens, as for some of the content. But in the end and all is said in done, a amazing, gripping read. 

 Here is a page from Google that is a sample of the writing of Crank. 

On another note, Ellen Hopkins books are banned in most schools due to ...

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