Fallout (Crank, #3)
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Hunter, Autumn, and Summer—three of Kristina Snow’s five children—live in different homes, with different guardians and different last names. They share only a predisposition for addiction and a host of troubled feelings toward the mother who barely knows them, a mother who has been riding with the monster, crank, for twenty years.

Hunter is nineteen, angry, getting by in

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Hardcover, 665 pages
Published September 14th 2010 by Margaret K. McElderry Books (first published September 1st 2010)
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OMGZ!
can NOT wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Giselle
I think I personally enjoyed book 1 and 2 the most, but this one was incredibly powerful. Told in the perspective of Kristina's children almost 20 years later, Fallout shows us not only the long term effects of addiction, but also how wide the effects go. How many people and generation it touches. How many lives it marks. These kids all have deep rooted psychological issues caused by the simple fact of being born by an addict, but also by being abandoned, feeling unloved and alone. It was intere...more
Courtney
In classic fan-girl fashion, I put this on hold as soon as it was entered into our library's catalog. I've been avidly following Ellen's work ever since I read the first book of this series several years ago. While this is the end of the series, it serves as a reminder that there really is no end to addiction. Whereas the first two books follow Kristina through her devastating dance with addiction and relapse, this one takes place years later with her eldest children telling their stories. There...more
Joy Mo
I'm not quite sure what made me not like Fallout as much and the other Ellen Hopkins books.

Maybe
it was that the characters all seemed to experience the same
plot only with different people.
I'm
not quite sure, but I think it goes something like this: freakishly
sensitive boy meets bland girl. They gawk at each other's
perfection for a few sentences and then they have sexay tyme, eh,
yes? But
Just
when you think they're ready to skip off into the sunset of meth
and teen pregnancy, oooooooooooo...more
Rita
What a great ending to the trilogy!

I did not expect that it would take me so damn long to read this novel, but work and school were very stressful and I didn't have time for anything. But taking me so long to read it did not mean that I haven't enjoyed reading this.

I loved how the story took place twenty years after Kristina's demise with the monster.

It is told from three different perspectives: Hunter, Autumn and Summer. They are three of her five kids and the story was about how Kristina's ad...more
Cailin
Ah, yes. Ellen Hopkins. You see, I'm a little late in the game here reading the Crank series. When I was in high school these books were extremely popular, therefore it was impossible to get them at the library. I'd read burned (more on that later) and detested it, so I put the Crank series at the very bottom of my "to read" list.

A few weeks ago, out of boredom, I finally read Crank and Glass. I liked them, I did. Went through them both in less than a day. It was only natural that I read Fallou...more
Jmackarla
Fallout by Ellen Hopkins

I loved the way Hopkins
Finished the crazy roller coaster,
Fictionalized portrayal of her daughter.
Even though Kristina barely makes an appearance
It highlights the way
Her kids see her. Mere glimpses.
The descriptions of how Meth affected
The lives of Kristina’s kids
Were at times dramatic and
Made you sympathize with them.
Hunter struggles with trying to maintain
Himself faithful with his girlfriend
(view spoiler)...more
Bonnie
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The final chapter in one of the most heart wrenching trilogies/series I’ve ever read. A truly emotional read and I believe a fabulous ‘ending’ although maybe ‘wrap-up’ would be a better description as the story is far from over.

In ‘Fallout’, Ellen Hopkins has switched up the point of view and timeline of the story. Set in the future, Kristina’s youngest son Hunter who was just a toddler in last book is now 19. The story is told from Hunter’s point...more
Lori (Pure Imagination)
Sep 14, 2010 Lori (Pure Imagination) rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Lori (Pure Imagination) by: grumpybear17@msn.com
I'm notorious for not reading blurbs to sequels. What's the point, because you already know you like the series! But sometimes this means I get surprises. Like with Fallout. At first I thought 'WHERE'S KRISTINA!!?' But after thinking about it I realized the genius behind the decision to make the book from Kristina's children's point of view. We all know that Kristina isn't going to get better. Not for a long time. So, Ellen Hopkins takes a big leap with this one and makes it 20 years after Glass...more
Shannon
I have been a fan of Ellen Hopkins' books since I was 15 (so 5 years) and I was so looking forward to when the FINAL book in the Crank series was to come out. However, when I found out that it was going to be from Kristina’s children point of views I was a little disappointed. At first I had a hard time getting into the story because I didn’t know where she was going to take the plot of the story. It also felt like there was all this build up, towards the end, about the siblings being reunited a...more
Reader
I was disappointed with this one. It seemed like the three main characters, Hunter, Autumn, and Summer, all had the same voice and sometimes I got the details of their story lines confused. The struggles Hopkins chose to focus on the most for these characters barely had anything to do with how their lives were affected by Kristina. Hunter's pages were filled with annoying drama between him and his girlfriend, while Summer spent all her time worrying about her new asshole boyfriend. Autumn was th...more
Hannah G.
Fallout is a captivating story that is addicting from the beginning. All three children have a different story of despair and they all have 1 connection. Kristina. With her as a mother how could you even pretend to live a normal life? I love that this book goes back and forth betwee all three stories and that they all have very different paths and in the end all end up at that same table for Thanksgiving dinner. Kristina is a terrible mother and it's actually ironic to read her story as a tenage...more
Monster
In Fallout, the third book in the series that started with Crank, centered on meth addict Kristina Snow, Hopkins moves on to show the effect Kristina's selfish ways still have on her children, and covers a wide spectrum of emotional and psychological problems. Fallout is told through three narrators: Hunter, Kristina's first child, born of rape and trying to deal with rage; Autumn, who struggles with OCD and turns to alcohol to get her through a major life change; and Summer, who is unaware that...more
Kathryn
Fallout is more like a 3.5 star for me.

This is my least favorite in the Crank trilogy, but overall, it wasn't a bad story. I think the new perspectives sheds light on the effects of addiction on families.

The first part was good, the middle was okay, and the last two hundred and fifty pages or so, were better. I think reading the different perspectives was interesting, but overall, there was something lacking in the story, which the first two books had.

Overall, not a bad read. Enjoyable, just n...more
Joseline
I absolutely loved this book. The best ending I could have asked for this trilogy. The idea of fast forwarding Kristina life was interesting, although ellen hopkins did a good job by giving us 3 point of views. The best thing is that it was told by her three oldest childrens. (Hunter, Autumn and Summer) It teaches the reader how methamphetamine affects not only the user but the others people around them. Kristina is very curious character she says plenty of things that are harmful and it shockin...more
Josephine Kelly
This book is definitely a teen or your adult read. Although the intended audience isn't just teens, this book is for anyone who can relate to he struggles other people in counter. This trilogy is centered around the problems of a woman named Kristina. This book in particularly is about how her struggles have affected her children and the problems that they face all on their own. The worst thing is that Kristina thinks he can never be at fault for anything and that problems are always caused by s...more
Kristina Lenarczyk
I found this one slower to get through and I didn't enjoy it as much as the others in the series.
Shannon
Fallout is about three of Kristina Snow’s five children—Hunter, Autumn, and Summer— who in different states. All they have in common is an addiction and many feelings toward the mother who barely knows them. She also has been doing the monster, crank, for at least twenty years. Hunter is a nineteen year old boy getting by in college with a job at a radio station and a girlfriend named Nikki who he loves very much. He's struggling to understand why his mother left him, when he unexpectedly meets...more
Alicia
I cannot describe how inspiring and absolutely escapist Hopkins' work is. I have never been in a place to experience most of any of her diverse characters situations, BUT her writing inspires so much emotion and heartfelt hurt, anger, and compassion for the characters that it doesn't matter what my life experiences have been.

She is magic. Her books cannot come fast enough for me to consume. Each time I have a release date for a book of hers, I need to block out that day to read it, they're too...more
Marissa
I'm a big fan of Ellen Hopkins and all of her novels. The Crank/Glass books were very epic for me to read purely because I could so painfully relate to Kristina's descent as it very much resembled my own. I've since cleaned up (4 years - Aug. 26, 2010) I anticipated this book more than I did any of the Harry Potters or any other book I've been a fan of. But upon finishing it the evening I bought it ... I felt disappointed and left with just as many questions as I had before. I loved the format,...more
Carol
This book was so depressing I could hardly get through it, and it's not that I expect any of Ellen Hopkins' books to be a cheerful rose garden, but I seriously just couldn't even stomach this one. The characters had few to no redeeming qualities and I could not figure out who they were supposed to be. Maybe that was the point, but it rubbed me the wrong way. I don't think I could stand to be around any of these people in real life for more than half an hour (again, probably the point), but it ma...more
Kelly Hager
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Eva Leger
(wrote on PBS a few days ago - I don't think I can say what I want to say any better)
I still have a few pages to go before finishing (I'm trying to savor each page) and I can already rate Fallout five stars. Like the other reviewer said, it's powerful. So powerful. I wish I was as good with words as Ellen Hopkins' is - maybe then I could convey my feelings properly.
Hopkins' has no "bad" books - they're all powerful in their own right and they are ALL worth reading. My favorites are, and always...more
Erika
This is the third and final book of the Crank series and it has been such a ride from the very beginning, unfortunately I didn't like this book as I liked the first 2 books in the series. I'm actually a bit upset with it.

So, this book is set like 19 years after Glass ended and unlike the first books, this book isn't on Kristina's point of view. It's on 3 of her children's points of view. And here I discovered something about the first two books that made me so mad, because even though some peopl...more
Kat
Kristina used to be the perfect high school student, she had good grades and a perfect boyfriend, then she went to vegas to visit her dad. That''s when everything went wrong, she got into drugs and her whole life turned around. She had 5 kids since then and they're all separated by different dads. They all live different lives. Fallout gives each of their stories and how they're united in the end. Hunter, Autumn and Summer are the main characters. They all deal with their addictions and differe...more
Brea Mapes
I read the book “Fallout” by Ellen Hopkins. “Fallout” is the third book from the “Crank” serious. The first two books in this series were about a young girl named Kristina, who got addicted to meth. While on meth, Kristina was raped and had a baby boy named Hunter. In the second book Kristina still suffers from the addiction to the monster, which takes her on a downhill spiral. In the third book the whole story line changes. The point of view turns from Kristina in the second book, to all her ki...more
Michele Lee
Reviewed for Monster Librarian as part of Banned Books Week

With Fallout, the third book in the series that started with Crank centered on Kristina, a meth addict, Hopkins moves on to show the effect Kristina's selfish and yet victimous ways have had on her children. Fallout is told through three narrators: Hunter, Kristina's first child, born of a rape and trying to deal with rage; Autumn, who struggles with OCD and turns to alcohol to get her through a major life change; and Summer, who doesn'...more
Raven
These books have given me,a student and a teenage girl,new insight into the lives of old friends I have not talked to in a long time. Kristina's story in the first two books was amazing. How quickly she could go from being a goody-two shoes to an addict and slave/friend to meth,was just astonishing. It was so easy to connect with Kristina at times and understand some of the decisions she made,but then turn right around and wonder what she was thinking and why she would do something a certain way...more
Chae  Ford
GREAT ADDITION TO A GREAT SERIES!

Crank, will always be the best book in the series for me. Hopkins started the series off about Kristina. A good girl-gone bad who got herself hooked on "The monster" commonly known as CRANK. the series goes on to add GLASS as Kristina just gets worse ad worse with her sad epidemic and addiction to drugs and sex.

Hopkins stated that she "wanted to give the children of Kristina a voice also. so readers can see how Kristina's choices effected her 5 children." And bo...more
Maddy Thies
This is by far my favorite book by Ellen Hopkins. No doubt.
The third and final sequel to the book "Crank", "Fallout" is the knot that ties everything together. The book is divided into three speakers, Kristina's children: 19 year old Hunter, and teenagers Summer and Autumn. Because of Kristina's childish acts and her selfish ways, these children have been given off to other families, other relatives: left to be cared for by anyone but their birth mother. As the story goes on, we learn that despi...more
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