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Fallout (Crank #3)

4.29  ·  Rating Details ·  25,239 Ratings  ·  1,410 Reviews
This gripping conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Crank trilogy features a refreshed look and a trade paperback trim size.

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 b
ebook, 672 pages
Published September 14th 2010 by Margaret K. McElderry Books
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Feb 24, 2014 Giselle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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
May 27, 2011 {Eva-la rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
can NOT wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Joy Mo
Aug 17, 2011 Joy Mo rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm not quite sure what made me not like Fallout as much and the other Ellen Hopkins books.

it was that the characters all seemed to experience the same
plot only with different people.
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
when you think they're ready to skip off into the sunset of meth
and teen pregnancy, oooooooooooo
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
Jun 08, 2013 Cailin rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Shannon (leaninglights)
Well, I finally took the plunge and read the final book in the Crank Trilogy. Fallout was tough to get through at times, but definitely needed after Glass. I still think Crank could have been a stand-alone, which is how the author had originally written it - but I understand the outcry for more of Kristina's story from the fans.
The only thing I can say about Fallout to avoid spoilers is that the story takes places 19 years after the events of Crank and Glass and follows three different protagoni

The third, and final installment of the Crank series did not disappoint. It was phenomenal I must say, because it takes of on the perspective of the three children from who was the main character in the first two books. This installment not only illustrates how drug addiction can impact the children of an addict, but also the family.

As someone who has had a parent use drugs, I have to say the book paints an accurate picture of what some of the circumstances ma
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
Nov 09, 2015 Kim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fallout is the third and final book in this crazy trilogy. I think it was a fantastic ending. This author is amazing. Have come to love the way she writes her books poetry style. Absolutely addicting.

This book is written 19 years after Kristina met and danced with the monster. (Meth, ice whatever) and had 5 kids. And she is unable to take care of any of them. Cause why? Cause she is addicted to meth and meth destroys your brain people. It's that simple.

Her kids however don't wanna turn out lik
Dec 14, 2016 Megan rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
As interesting as the premise of this book is, it just doesn't live up to it.

Fallout is the aftermath of Kristina's mistakes while she was addicted to meth. These mistakes just so happen to be the three children she had (all with different men).

We have Hunter, who is the son of Brendan. He's the host of a radio station. He has a girlfriend who he loves very, very much because she's hot. Even though he loves her, his faithfulness sometimes dissipates for no reason at all.

Then there's Summer. She
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
Feb 20, 2012 Jmackarla rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Jun 20, 2016 Lisa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I wasn't the biggest fan of this book.. I enjoyed the books from Kristina's perspective way more. At least I could connect to her. This book lacked in story and in emotions, something that its predecessors did have. Somewhat disappointing ending to this trilogy which I will just remember as an awesome duology.
Daria Marshall
4.5 stars

Fallout was way more powerful for me than Crank and Glass. But I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that the narration shifts to three of Kristina's children. As the child of an addict, I found myself sharing a lot of the same emotions and thoughts that Hunter, Autumn, and Summer had.

I thought that switching the narration was a smart move on Hopkins's part. It really shows just how far reaching the consequences of addiction can be. And I feel like we were still getting Kristina'
Christine (KizzieReads)
I definitely did not like this last book as much as the first two. I didn't like the fact that it switched perspectives. Instead of Kristina it is told from the 3 oldest children. I didn't see much difference between Summer's and Autumn's stories. They were both very similar. There were a lot of different characters thrown in and it was difficult to keep them all organized in my thoughts. I do, however, understand it as with the addiction to this type of drug, people often go through a lot of pe ...more
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Sep 14, 2010 Lori at Pure Imagination rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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
Nov 14, 2015 Bonnie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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
Savannah Stewart
OMG!!! this book and the rest of the books in the series Crank was amazing. I couldn't put the book down and from the beginning to the end got me. the author did so well with description and dialogue. she went deep down into emotions and made me cry at some parts but realized what drugs and other things can do to u. also I realized that what other people think of u matter and people have different opinions about who u really r. This series is my all time favorite series in my life.
Dec 31, 2015 Thomas rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So heartbreaking & powerful to see the effect of drugs on an addict's children.

Full Review to come.
Jan 02, 2012 Shannon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Hannah G.
Dec 01, 2010 Hannah G. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Daniel Osborn
I didn't think that this book was as good as the first two books in the series. In this book we get to know more about the children that Kristina had. We find out about Hunter her first child, Autumn, and Summer. Each one of these kids are suffered from an addicted mother whose use was on meth. Throughout the book each child learns about their history and their mother more and each end up finding who their father his and what their mother turned out to be. Again there really aren't more books de ...more
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
Jan 27, 2016 Aerika rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

I really enjoyed the conclusion of this story, which says a lot since I was often frustrated keeping track of all the different characters and the few pages where lines of text overlapped. Ugh!!! Frustrating. My mistake was putting the book down for weeks before finishing. If you disconnect from this story for any length of time, you may be a bit lost when you get back. I was still able to make sense of things and enjoyed the story all the way to the end.
Rylee Bartel
Jan 11, 2017 Rylee Bartel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Personal Response: I thought Fallout was a fairly good book. There were a few times in the book when I didn't really know what was going on, but besides that it was really good. I also didn't really like how the main character switched throughout the book that was one of the reasons why it was difficult to read. It was interesting though and there was some drama throughout the whole book.

Plot Summary: Fallout is about a mom-Kristina-who had three children: Hunter, Autumn, and Summer. Kristina le
Jan 18, 2016 Jazlin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Nov 12, 2011 Raven rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Danielle Behn
Oct 24, 2014 Danielle Behn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book Fallout by Ellen Hopkins has 3 main characters: Hunter, Summer, and Autumn. At the beginning of the book these three didn’t know they were siblings, they aren’t full siblings, and have different dads, but they all have the same Mom, Kristina.

The book started off really confusing to me since it came off of a series and I never read previous books. There is 3 different settings, Autumn, who lives with her grandparents in Texas, Hunter, who lives with his grandparents/girlfriend in Nevada
Izzy Brogaard
May 16, 2016 Izzy Brogaard rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Personal Response: I read the book Fallout, by Ellen Hopkins. It is the third book to Crank and Glass. I really liked this book and it sums up all the books very well.

Plot: Fallout is separated into three different point of views. They are all in Kristina's kids point of view. Hunter, Autumn and Summer are their names. Hunter is the oldest, and Summer and Autumn are next. This book skips around from each person, leading where they left off. They are older now and none of them live with Kristina.
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