The Resource Crank, Ellen Hopkins

Crank, Ellen Hopkins

Label
Crank
Title
Crank
Statement of responsibility
Ellen Hopkins
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Kristina Georgia Snow is the perfect daughter, gifted high school junior, quiet, never any trouble. But on a trip to visit her absentee father, Kristina disappears and Bree takes her place. Bree is the exact opposite of Kristina. Through a boy, Bree 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
  • "Various styles of free verse and shape poems tell the story of Kristina, a quiet high school junior who, as with many teens, often feels like a stranger to herself and wants to test her limits. While visiting her deadbeat dad in Albuquerque, Kristina meets Adam and feels something stir, like a breeze blowing up off the evening sea. She says, My wind had awakened. To deal with these new and alien feelings, Kristina calls herself Bree and begins to think of herself as two separate people: Kristina is perfect, smart, and in control, but Bree gives her the courage to be wild, spontaneous, and a risk-taker. Adam introduces Kristina to crank or crack for the first time, and of course, she falls under its addictive and dangerous spell. After returning home to Reno, she tries to hide Bree from her family, but late nights out partying and long days sleeping off the effects soon raise their suspicions. The story reaches its climax when Kristina becomes pregnant as a result of being date-raped under the influence. Deciding to keep the baby is a courageous choice, but readers understand that Kristina's eternal struggle will be against the temptation of using crack. Although novels in verse are not new anymore, this one st
Member of
Summary
Kristina Snow is the perfect daughter, but she meets a boy who introduces her to drugs and becomes a very different person, struggling to control her life and her mind
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Abraham Lincoln Illinois High School Book Award, 2009.
  • Delaware Diamonds (book award), High School, 2010.
  • Gateway Readers Award (Missouri), 2007.
  • Soaring Eagle Book Award (Wyoming), 2009.
  • YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 2005
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
133097
Cataloging source
LI@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hopkins, Ellen
Dewey number
  • changing from YA Hopkins, Ellen to YA 811 H793c per jf/mb/ts 5/5/09
  • Changing to YA Hopkins, Ellen per Barb/YA,jp/ts 2-13-2012.
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 8
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Crank trilogy
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Drug abuse
  • Teenagers
  • Teenagers
  • Crack (Drug)
  • Ice (Drug)
  • Novels in verse
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Crank, Ellen Hopkins
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
18 cm.
Edition
1st Simon Pulse ed.
Extent
537 p.
Isbn
9780689865190
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
Crank, Ellen Hopkins
Publication
Dimensions
18 cm.
Edition
1st Simon Pulse ed.
Extent
537 p.
Isbn
9780689865190
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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