Crank

Paperback | August 6, 2013

byEllen Hopkins

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The #1 New York Times bestselling tale of addiction now features a refreshed look and trade paperback trim size.

Life was good
before I
met
the monster.


After,
life
was great,
At
least

for a little while.

Kristina Snow is the perfect daughter: gifted high school junior, quiet, never any trouble.

Then, Kristina 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.

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The #1 New York Times bestselling tale of addiction now features a refreshed look and trade paperback trim size.Life was good before I met the monster. After, life was great, At least for a little while. Kristina Snow is the perfect daughter: gifted high school junior, quiet, never any trouble. Then, Kristina meets the monster: ...

Ellen Hopkins was born in Long Beach, California on March 26, 1955. She started her writing career with a number of nonfiction books for children, including Air Devils and Orcas: High Seas Supermen. She has written about 20 non-fiction books. Her first novel, Crank, was written in verse and met with critical acclaim. Her other fiction ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:576 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.4 inPublished:August 6, 2013Publisher:Margaret K. McElderry BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1442471816

ISBN - 13:9781442471818

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great I bought this (and some other Ellen Hopkins books) for my teenage cousin based on staff recommendations, she loved it!
Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! I could not stop reading this, just amazing!
Date published: 2016-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was Amazing and Deep! I'm being serious. The poetic way this book is told through the perspective of the main character is so powerful and awe-inspiring. I was especially hit by the fact that she did not know who "Bree" was in the beginning and treated her like a different person. The ending was alos really realistic and left me thinking about the consequences of drug abuse. I also loved how Kristina's most damning mistake was trying crank for the first time; from the first try, she was addicted. This book is amazing and should be shared with as many people as possible. I also recommend reading the two sequels; they are as enthralling as this one, but in a different way. Happy Reading!!!!
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow... Crank not only opens your eyes to reality—a reality that could have well been yours, because addiction shows no mercy and does not discriminate—it also makes you think back on your teenage years (or if you’re still a teen, perhaps this book put a lot of things in perspective for you) and the times when you may have been pressured; times when temptation may have been difficult to resist.
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing. This is a phenomenal book that hooks you from the first page. I urge you to read this! :-)
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love the book but... I bought this book and feel in love with how relatable the author made her story, The only thing I would change is the format. This is a massive book that could easily be condenced to half the paper by re-formating>.
Date published: 2016-11-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved It! I love Ellen Hopkins, her books are honestly my favourite. I actually loved the story of Kristina and her relationship with Crank. It really shows how someone can be influenced to try illicit drugs to fit in - in this case Kristina starts to do it for a guy but it turns into a nasty habit. I really enjoyed reading this book!
Date published: 2016-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It'll make you feel There's so much power behind this story. Whether you are a young teenager going through angst or an adult recovering from harsh tomes, Crank will make you feel something in the pit of your gut. It's a story that had me reading non stop til I flipped the last page.
Date published: 2015-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Crank Amazing book, the struggle for a teen girl, looking for a better way out.. This is an amazing book, I urge you to read this!
Date published: 2015-03-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dark Easy read, really enjoyed it.
Date published: 2014-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Crank Amazing book! I have re-read this book (and subsequent series) about a dozen times. She writes her books in such a unique way that it pulls you in and every time you read it its like reading a new book. I have now read all of Ellen Hopkins books and continue to look forward to every new book she releases.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Crank This was the first Ellen Hopkins verse novel I read and I was impressed. The author weaves a heart-wrenching story of a young girl who gets addicted to drugs and the effect addiction has on the people closest to her. I was mesmerized by Ellen Hopkins' use of verse. Certain pages were written to be re-read in a different fashion, giving you hidden glimpses of the story. I just couldn't put the book down.
Date published: 2013-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! Could not put it down! Finished it in a day of no stop reading.
Date published: 2013-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVED!! I really loved this book, I was skeptical at first because it is written in verses. But I was pleasantly surprised, it was awesome and the way she wrote the book is awesome. It took me like 3 hours not even to read it I could not put the book down and the story was awesome. Can't wait to read the sequel.
Date published: 2012-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Intense! I couldn't put this book down. I got so into it, and it was even easier to get to know the characters because there were so few of them. I love Ellen Hopkins' books. She makes them so interesting and intense.
Date published: 2011-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must-read for tweens! What an amazing story! This book reads a little like poetry with its oddball sentence structure and geometric lines but once you get used to it, it doesn't really matter. The book flows quite quickly into a rivetting tale of a good kid gone bad when she is introduced to the world of methamphetamines ("crank"). Based loosely on the author's real-life experience with her own daughter, you will be unable to put this one down. I read almost the entire book in one day - I literally could not walk way from this story. Every tween should read this as part of their curriculum -a cautionary tale for modern times.
Date published: 2010-08-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Different then others. This book was written with imagination and creativity. I really enjoyed the poetic style of this book! You can understand the author's story, but you also need to think about what she has written. Overall a very good book!
Date published: 2010-07-21