Friday, July 16, 2021

YA Book Review- Crank by Ellen Hopkins




 I read a YA book that blew my mind! Crank by Ellen Hopkins. It is a story written in verse and it is amazing. Not just because she was able to write an entire story in poetic verses, but because the ride she takes you on is intense. This book is about a teenager's dark descent into the world of drugs. At the end, I found out it was based on real-life instances involving Ellen's daughter. Wow. When you finish this book you will be in shock.


The Book-

Kristina Georgia Snow is the perfect daughter: gifted high-school junior, quiet, never any trouble. But on a trip to visit her absentee father, she meets a boy who introduces her to crank. At first, she finds it freeing, but soon Kristina's personality disappears inside the drug. What began as a wild, ecstatic ride turns into a struggle through hell for her mind, her soul, and her life. (From Amazon)

My Thoughts-

I mentioned most of them above, but I can not get over how this book affected me. The journey of darkness that the main character travels is so disturbing. Not like a horror novel, but because this once great girl spirals down and down until there is little hope of escape. In fact, I thought the ending would be different. I won't tell you. However, once I read that it was inspired by real life, I understood why it ended as it did.

I've read a lot of YA books and very few of them do I give 5 stars. Five stars is for a book that left me breathless. 4 stars for me is a perfect, well-written, cool book, but 5 just has that extra something. Crank gets a 5!

Fair warning- as you can tell from the description there is drug usage, but there is also sex, attempted suicide, and teen pregnancy.

Buy it Now-

AMAZON 

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