Tuesday, July 29, 2008


Crank by Ellen Hopkins
I'm giving this one 5 stars

Kristina Snow discovers Crank while visiting her father in Arizona. While there she meets this guy that introduces her to it and she's hooked right away. She even comes up with a new name for her other self. The person that she is when she's on Crank. And that name is Bree.

When she gets back home after the three weeks with her father her bad ass Bree self takes over. She ends up meeting two guys Brendan and Chase. She knew of Chase beforehand as a troublemaker around her school so she never dared to talk to him until now. She met Brendan at a water park.

As time goes on Kristina keeps getting her hands on more and more Crank and gets in to all sorts of trouble. Brendan ends up raping her and she feels like she let it happen because she needed more Crank. After the Brendan fiasco Chase comes to her rescue. And she ends up falling in love with him.

All the while Kristina's grades are steadily dropping and her mother doesn't trust her anymore. And her mom's boyfriend Scott is really getting on her nerves. Will Kristina ever be able to break her addiction, especially after she finds something out that will change her life forever?

This book looks long when you first pick it up but it's really not. I started reading it last night and finished it this morning. It's written as a bunch of small poems put together as a story. I love books like this. The whole book was just great. It moved at such a fast pace and was really easy to read. It was crazy to see Kristina change from her normal almost perfect self in to Bree. This girl who is totally addicted to the monster and will do basically anything to get her hands on more. It really opens your eyes to the drug world and how caught up you can get so quickly. Basically in the blink of an eye your life can change. Needless to say I can't wait to read the sequel, GLASS.