Genre: Contemporary, Poetry
Date Published: October 1, 2004
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Source: Paperback // Book Store
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Summary: In Crank, Ellen Hopkins chronicles the turbulent and often disturbing relationship between Kristina, a character based on her own daughter, and the "monster," the highly addictive drug crystal meth, or "crank." Kristina is introduced to the drug while visiting her largely absent and ne'er-do-well father. While under the influence of the monster, Kristina discovers her sexy alter-ego, Bree: "there is no perfect daughter, / no gifted high school junior, / no Kristina Georgia Snow. / There is only Bree." Bree will do all the things good girl Kristina won't, including attracting the attention of dangerous boys who can provide her with a steady flow of crank.
ReviewI have been putting this book off for half a year now, but in the end, I just could not finish it. I read the first half of the book in late June this year and I thought that it was okay. The way that it was written was really interesting and it made me want to finish it because there were a small amount of words on each page and it was 500 pages long but that wasn't enough for me to continue with it.
Crank is about a girl named Kristina who became addicted to drugs and shows how much it has influenced her life and affect those around her.
I thought that Ellen Hopkins writing style was really entertaining. The way the book was written was also really interesting and I really enjoyed that aspect of it. However, I was not deeply engrossed into the story as I hoped I would.
From the very beginning, I could not connect to Kristina at all, nor have I ever felt any empathy for her. That was definitely one of the reasons why I could not continue on with the book. I do not understand her at all and it really frustrates me. I get annoyed with the choices she makes and I simply don't like her character at all.
After months of putting this book on hold, I have finally called it quits. I really enjoy Ellen Hopkins writing style and I hope I could read more of her works in the future.
(based on what I read)