Author: Ellen Hopkins
Pub date: Oct 1st, 2004
Genre: YA, In-verse, Contemporary
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
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…more
I normally never read these types of books, in verse, or about drugs…This book is different than what I read, but it was good. I finished this ‘in-verse-novel’ pretty fast. The beginning confused me, since I’ve never read in-verse I didn’t know how the dialogue worked, but after the first thirty pages, I started understanding how it worked.
My favorite part of this novel was the two-sided character, how one minute she can be Kristina and the next she’s Bree.
And the ending was different also, but really good! (I don’t want to say to much because I don’t want to spoil anything, so for my first review I think I’m gonna keep it short.)
I will say, I am going to be reading the next book.
(note: April 28th 2016 —- oh, this was my first review. Look at that. It wasn’t the last one I said 😉 oops)