Crank by Ellen HopkinsCrank by Ellen Hopkins


byEllen Hopkins

Paperback | August 6, 2013

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The #1 New York Times bestselling tale of addiction—the first in the Crank trilogy—from master poet Ellen Hopkins.

Life was good
before I
the monster.

was great,

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

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ISBN - 10:1442471816

ISBN - 13:9781442471818


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Ellen's writing is very powerful and really makes you feel something when you are reading her books. Highly recommend
Date published: 2017-10-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from .. powerful and chilling. one of my favorite books.
Date published: 2017-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT This book opened my world to a whole new love of books,, it kept me captivated. It gave me chills, it made me excited, anxious. Ellen hopkins is a beautiful poet, and I will forever be thankful for her books.
Date published: 2017-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved It ! This was the first book I read by Ellen Hopkins, it was recommended by a friend and I was instantly hooked. I now own every young adult and adult fiction book she has written. The writing style of crank is incredibly unique and an intriguing method to tell the story of a young girl enticed by the allure of drugs. This is the first book in a trilogy that follows "Bree" and her family down the rabbit hole of addiction and shows just how tragic substance abuse can be, not only for the addict but also for family and friends. I strongly recommend this book for both teens and adults. This is one of few books that I frequently re-read because I just can't get enough. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such a moving story Scary as hell, but such an eye opener. Got me hooked on ellen hopkins. Id highly recommend this book to anyone
Date published: 2017-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING SERIES Hopkins has a few books with this theme. The attention to detail in this book is what really makes it an incredible read. Each page with a different font and format on each page. The clear visual way that Hopkins represents the character's psyche deteriorating is incredible. YOU WILL BE HOOKED
Date published: 2017-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You'll be hooked! This is the first book I read by Ellen Hopkins and the first sentence had me hooked! I love her style of writing; so poetic! The book is easy to read, yet tells a complicated gives you an insight to the world of addiction and how it affects everyone. Such an amazing book and 100% worth a read!
Date published: 2017-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such a powerful read! If you're looking for a book about addiction, look no further. Crank is loosely based on the truth story of Ellen's daughter and her addiction to meth, otherwise known as crank. I bought this book about 4 years ago and it quickly became my favourite book. #plumreviews
Date published: 2017-07-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Very Different This book isn't for everyone because there is very harsh/disturbing content; however, it does show a very real issue apparent in many people's lives. Addiction. It demonstrates how family relationships, friend relationships, and lovers' relationships are affected by addiction.
Date published: 2017-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from needed this book is useful to gain the perspective of an addict, and how easy and quickly you can become addicted. I read this when i was 14 and the story has stuck with me my entire life. I am deeply effected by this book. It provokes emotion and is easy to read.
Date published: 2017-06-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sad Story i love poetry and anything along the lines, this book wasa good and quick read and offers a glimpse of an addict. especially the view of a young addict with an encouraging father. some parts made me cry or angry and some happy.
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good book This book was really interesting and the way it's written is really cool, but some parts are a little hard to follow along to.
Date published: 2017-04-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good book This book was really interesting because of how its written, but some parts are a little hard to follow along to.
Date published: 2017-04-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Interesting Quick and easy to read. Although the text is written in a unique way, it is easy to picture everything that happens. While reading it I could vividly see everything. Though, I had to push through some pages because I was getting bored, this is still an interesting book.
Date published: 2017-03-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from loved this book Great book and easy read #plumreview
Date published: 2017-03-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Quick Read Quick read. Worked in addictions and mental health field, this may be a good intro to addictions for someone....
Date published: 2017-03-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Crank Very good and creative. The poems are well done.
Date published: 2017-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Addicting I enjoyed readying Crank so much that I watch for the next book to come out.
Date published: 2017-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Eye opening I loved this book, the way it is written is absolutely beautiful, and while it may take you a bit to get used to, it is absolutely worth it. Tells such an important and sad story.
Date published: 2017-02-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Read this a little while ago and pretty much an eye-opening book. I also very much enjoyed how the author wrote the novel, in a format that I was not familiar with, it was almost satirical now that I think about it.
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Hmm... I had high hopes for this book as it focuses on the struggle of addiction. I work in the field of addictions so in some areas I felt it was unrelatable. I think I would have appreciated a different way for her journey to change...I do like the way it was written although it was a little difficult to get into it at first. I am aware there are other books to this story explaining more of what happens next, but to be honest after this book I have no interest in reading them.
Date published: 2017-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow This was one of the first books I read by Hopkins years and years ago, and I still find myself recommending it to people. I had never read a book written in such eloquent poems, and found it so riveting too! Give it a read. You won't be disappointed.
Date published: 2017-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful yet dark A true genius! Hopkins does it again. Another dark and twisty book, but so elegantly written. The twists and turns in this work are incredible.
Date published: 2017-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved It! This book was what started my love of all ellen hopkins books. It is dark and poetic. So good! Loved it when I was in high school and still love it in my 20's!
Date published: 2017-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Captivating I read this book in less than a day. the story is so dark and captivating. All of Ellen Hopkins' novels are as addictive. Love the free verse.
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Revolutionary Ellen hopkins is a genius in the way sh writes about drugs and abuse. Its absolutely spine tingling the way you can relate to the story.
Date published: 2017-01-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it. This is a great cautionary tale for wayward teens. You can relate to the character at that age, and so it helps the reader understand just how dangerous drugs are- and can be- if you abuse them.
Date published: 2017-01-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome for big age group I read this when I was in my mid teens and have been reading it again in early twenties and still love it. The writing style is so unique and story line gets you hooked.
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ellen is now my favourite author! "Crank" is the first book i read from Ellen Hopkins and I absolutely fell in love with her literary skills. Very detailed and the prose poetry was new to me. The story was well built and I recommend this book to anyone who ever needs suggestions. I could read again and again.
Date published: 2017-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Addiction Affects Everyone--Even You CRANK is an incredible, realistic look at addiction and how it affects not only the user, but those who love and support the user. Loosely based on her own daughter’s story, Hopkins crafts a poetic and starkly brutal look her daughter’s trip down Monster Lane. This story is very important, and I would recommend to any teenager. Thinking about experimenting? Be careful what you wish for.
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this book!! To me, if you've been in that type of life, crank describes exactly how life can fall apart once you start those types of drugs. Great read!!!
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Just okay It was an interesting and I enjoyed reading it but I found it hard to connect with the main character, although I do think she was better developed later in the series
Date published: 2016-12-15
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