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Average rating
4 out of 5
Based on 61,890 Ratings and 5,860 Reviews

Book Description
Ellen Hopkins's semi-autobiographical verse novel, Crank, reads like a Go Ask Alice for the 21st century. In it, she 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. W... More
Book Information
PublisherHigh Bridge Company
BindingAudio CD (8 editions)
Reading LevelYoung Adults
# of Pages1
Publication Date08/01/2008
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About Ellen Hopkins (Author) : Ellen Hopkins was adopted as a baby and grew up in Palm Springs, California. She went to a great private school, where her teachers convinced her she could become anything she wanted. From age 9, ... more
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About Laura Flanagan (Reader) : Laura Flanagan is credited in young adult books. Published credits of Laura Flanagan include Identical, Crank, and Glass.
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7/30/2015 Angela Sargenti said: I liked this book a lot. It was very realistic. So much so that parts of it exasperated me, which is exactly what dealing with a real-life meth-head will do to you.
tags: I read, teen pregnancy, addiction, ya_fiction

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7/6/2009 Ayla Vera tagged as: On the queue

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12/4/2008 Tina Wexler

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10/5/2008 Judy Bryan said:
I met up with the lovely Ellen Hopkins at the Edgerton Book Fair yesterday. Heard her talk, bought Crank, read it in one sitting. OMG! Written in verse, the emotions twist and yank the reader in. It's even more powerful now that I know it's based on her daughter's descent into meth addiction... more

tags: I recommend

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8/6/2008 Holly Cupala tagged as: I recommend

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5/2/2008 BayShore Books said:
This account of how quickly an average teen can be thrust into a world of drugs was a real eye opener. As a parent, it’s easy to think “not my child” and I am sure Kristina felt that way about herself before “Bree” took over. The way this book is written, in verse, creates a powerfully d... more

tags: I read

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3/21/2008 Lois Szymansski said: Fantastic! I'm usually not a fan of books written in prose, but this is powerful read, one that was hard to put down!
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