Crank

Crank

Book - 2013
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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. 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.
Publisher: New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, [2013]
Edition: Margaret K. McElderry paperback edition
ISBN: 9781442471818
1442471816
Branch Call Number: Teen Hop
Characteristics: 537 pages ; 21 cm

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Kaylahentges
Jul 27, 2017

It was hard to adjust to the free form, almost poetry style of writing in this book. Sort of cliche as far as the rape, falling in love and getting pregnant goes. But overall, it's a great read.

GCPL_Teen Jun 29, 2017

The path Kristina takes from straight-A student to drug addiction serves as a warning to the reader of the dangers of drug use. Hopkins' works are all fast-paced and riveting. The interpersonal drama is just as compelling as the protagonist's inner struggle.

laurauk Apr 08, 2017

16+ for adult content. Crank is first in the Crank trilogy: Crank, Glass and Fallout, all written in free form verse. In Crank, teen Kristina develops alter ego Bree to cope with her spiraling relationship with crystal meth. A good choice for the reluctant reader and a read alike for Go Ask Alice.

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BKworm74
Feb 13, 2017

Amazing author/poet. Looking forward to reading more of her works!

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sbryant124
Dec 19, 2016

I can't read this type of free verse

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Katelyn Geiger
Nov 14, 2016

Haven't read yet... I really want to I love all of her works she really is a powerful writer... Can't wait to read.

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rhormoz
Aug 08, 2016

First Ellen Hopkins book I read...and I loved it.

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annaisko
Jul 19, 2016

Crank is a quick but very heavy read

I wasn't too fond of the peotry format at first (i just generally don't like poetry), but it really suited the story and themes and gave the character a sparatic voice.

The story is a bit stereotypical, she uses once and gets hooked, lashes out at her mom, loses her friends, gets raped trying to get more meth, falls in love, gets pregnant. But it is still a realistic and common story of addicts.

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KeenaL
Jun 16, 2016

I love the way Ellen Hopkins writes.

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blue_alligator_728
May 14, 2016

powerful and sensitive

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Jun 19, 2013

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Coarse Language: Swearing is used often

Sexual Content: Mild sexual content.

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NicoleHerdman01
Jan 08, 2013

Sexual Content: Some short brief sexual scenes

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Twoey Gray
Jul 30, 2008

Sexual Content: There are some descriptive sexual scenes.

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Twoey Gray
Jul 30, 2008

Coarse Language: Swear words are used on a frequent basis.

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Have you ever once in your life reached out to touch infinity?

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EeReader
Jul 01, 2013

If you acquaint your self with your self, you don't always like the person you find inside.

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lisahiggs
Jun 03, 2013

I mean, there I was, snorting crank with my dad, my boyfriend, and his other girlfriend. Something majorly wrong with that picture.

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Kristina never expected to meet the monster when she was visiting her father. But her vacation in Albuquerque changed her life forever. Her love affair with Adam, her view on life, and most of all, her addiction to smoking, meth (crank), and the monster, transformed Kristina from a perfect good girl to Bree, a more daring side of Kristina brought out by the drugs. When Kristina goes back to Reno, she has to learn how to deal with her new side, Bree, and with the downfall of Kristina with the monster, Bree is the new girl on the block, ready to push Kristina through unimaginable circumstances.

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liveblue
May 30, 2010

17 year old Kristina is a great student and daughter. Her only problem is that she hasn't seen her father since she was 8. So when she flies away to spend time with him, she meets 'the monster' Crank. She finds herself doing it for all the wrong resons. By the time she's ready to go home her alter-ego Bree (the side of her that keeps her continuing to do drugs) has taken over and won't let her quit. But she's panicking, because she doesn't know where to get what she needs to feed her addiction. So she has to go over a month without Crank. But when the opportunities present themselves, Bree goes wild and pushes Kristina out, risking life and dignity. But when her actions get her pregnant Bree dissapears and Kristina is forced to do whats right. But what means more to her? Her addiction, or her unborn child?

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