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Crank is a novel by Ellen Hopkins published in It is based loosely on the real life addictions of her daughter to crystal meth. The book is required reading. Start by marking “Crank (Crank, #1)” as Want to Read: 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.". Ellen Hopkins is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of fourteen young adult novels, as well as the adult novels Triangles, Collateral, and Love Lies.
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About the Book. CRANK A New York Times bestseller, is loosely based on my older daughter's story of addiction to crystal meth. Released in October , the . Parents need to know that this is a free verse poetry book about a teen girl's addiction to methamphetamine (also known as crank). Kristina snorts it, smokes it . The main conflict is Kristina battling crank. She tried it for the first time and she got hooked on it. Through out the whole book Kristina is facing.
Soon she's dating two guys, both of whom use crank; says "Fuck you" to her mom, can't keep up with school, and loses her old friends. There are plenty of dramatic moments: The first time she does crank, for example, her dad joins her.
That same night, she stumbles into a bad area and is almost raped, and Adam's girlfriend tries to kill herself.
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Later in the book, she does get raped and starts selling the drug for the Mexican Mafia. Readers will appreciate the creative use of form here some poems, for instance, are written in two columns that can be read separately or together , and although the author is definitely on a mission, she creates a world nearly as consuming and disturbing as the titular drug.
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The parents' guide to what's in this book. Educational Value. Positive Messages. Some, including "f--k. What parents need to know Parents need to know that this is a free verse poetry book about a teen girl's addiction to methamphetamine also known as crank.
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Get full reviews, ratings, and advice delivered weekly to your inbox. User Reviews Parents say Kids say. Adult Written by xraymommy2 September 4, The reason behind my hesitation is because the way the Continue reading. Report this review. Adult Written by Goodreadingdad June 2, Keep your kids away from this book I love reading and all my kids do, but I found that my 11 girl had borrowed Glass, the second book from a friend, and perhaps we did not notice the first one, b Teen, 14 years old Written by Siennavorwark October 11, Teen, 14 years old Written by wrry February 17, Crank Crank opened my eyes to the horror of drugs in the teenage world im a teenager myself and this series kinda scared me a little bit i think its a good book for What's the story?
Is it any good? Talk to your kids about Book details Author: Ellen Hopkins Genre: Poetry Book type: Fiction Publisher: October 1, Publisher's recommended age s: For kids who love discussing books.
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Inspiring, educational immigrant story told in free verse. The Brimstone Journals.Skins UK to be exact. She tackles them to the ground and does it with gusto. After they enjoy a hit of meth and a six-pack of beer, he rapes Kristina. Have you ever churning inside that you didn't dare let them escape. Siblings who have lost siblings.
Of which I have a ton. I just don't really have words for it. We have a protagonist, here, who becomes captive of what she refers to as the monster. Ellen Hopkins's daughter did become addicted to Crystal Meth and all of the raw and biting descriptions of the addiction, the emotions, and the physical manifestations of that addiction are very real.
Kristina was as shy and reserved.