Review: Crank (Book #1) by Ellen Hopkins (YA)

Summary (from Groodreads):

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 — she’s fearless.

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.


This was one of those books that once I started reading, I just could not put it down!

The most incredible part of this novel is the style that it is written in –  poetry format – and the structure is such that lines can be read in a variety of different ways, which reveal equally variant meanings.

The subject matter is not easy to handle – drug addiction – and while I was unsettled, I compulsively read and read. The story is dark and at times quite painful, but is hopeful. Lovely, unique read.



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