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(Crank #3)

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  31,447 ratings  ·  1,673 reviews
Hunter. Autumn. Summer.
Different homes. Different guardians. Different last names.
Different lives.
But there is one person who binds them together.

Nineteen years after Kristina Snow met the monster---crank---her children are reeling from the consequences of her decisions. Instead of one big, happy family, they are a desperate tangle of scattered lives united by ang
Hardcover, 665 pages
Published September 14th 2010 by Margaret K. McElderry Books
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Sydd Robinson It's purposely left feeling unwrapped because a) it's based off her daughter's real continuous life, and b) after she wrote this book the daughter got…moreIt's purposely left feeling unwrapped because a) it's based off her daughter's real continuous life, and b) after she wrote this book the daughter got serious about recovery and Hopkins didn't want to trigger a relapse by continuing the story. A lot of her books end like this with more to be desired though a lot of the books (i think its Perfect that mentions Hunter) have little easter eggs to other characters and their journeys from the Crank series .(less)
aPriL does feral sometimes No. To read this, one needs good reading skills AND a good grasp of English.

There are reviews written by English speakers who are frustrated in tryin…more
No. To read this, one needs good reading skills AND a good grasp of English.

There are reviews written by English speakers who are frustrated in trying to read this book. I don't understand this issue by English speakers, but there it is. Many English speakers cannot decipher the lines in these books. Since I don't have this issue, I can't understand it, actually. But there is no denying there are many reviews by English readers who can't seem to understand or follow the plot.(less)

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Feb 19, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Joy Mo
Jul 07, 2011 rated it liked it
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
Mar 18, 2009 rated it it was amazing
can NOT wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jun 08, 2013 rated it did not like it
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
Cortney LaScola - The Bookworm Myrtle Beach
Good ending to a sad trilogy. The prose writing style is not for me, but I read the first two in the series, and really wanted to see how everything ended. I got a little confused between Summer and Autumn, but I really enjoyed the 3 different POV's. Definitely my favorite book of the series. ...more
Jay G
Jun 24, 2018 rated it liked it
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3.5/5 Stars

Hunter, Autumn and Summer have one thing in common, their mother Kristina. Kristina has been addicted to meth for over 19 years, affecting her 3 oldest children. This is their story.

I loved how this shows how many people are affected by only one persons decisions. I definitely liked Hunter best. It felt that Autumn and Summer's stories were quite similar. This was ALMOST a
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
Emerald Sue
Mar 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
“Anger is a valid emotion. It's only bad when it takes control and makes you do things you don't want to do.” ...more
Shannon (kitchandpages)
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
Nicole aka FromReading2Dreaming

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
Feb 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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This was a great end to this series. I know that this entry in the series got not the best reviews. It was actually the worst rated out of all three. This one was actually my favorite. It shows how one person being addicted effects EVERYONE they are around. This book was form the perspective of Kristina's three kids. Hunter, Summer and Autumn. This book was their stories.

I will say this again, this is the best form of education.
Nov 30, 2018 rated it liked it
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Fallout by Ellen Hopkins is the third and final book in the Crank trilogy. Nineteen years after Kristina meets the monster, her children continue to pick up the pieces of their mom’s bad decisions.

I was so excited to read Fallout, and while it was good, it wasn’t nearly as engaging as Crank and Glass. Kristina is not front and center in Fallout. Instead, Hunter, Autumn, and Summer take the stage.

The perspective shifts bac
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
Dec 13, 2016 rated it did not like it
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
Feb 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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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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
May 15, 2020 added it
Fallout by Ellen Hopkins is the third book in the Crank Trilogy
So this review has a bit of spoilers. I recommend stop reading if ur not caught up ;)

Kristina now had five children from four different men. FIVE. Like tfuck she been doin.
I mean we all know ofcourse.

This story was less about her, and more about her children.
Which I loved. This book showed how her choices had impacted the people she loved.

Hunter, Autumn and Summer, the pov's of this book.
I loved how different they were and yet the
Oct 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
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
Savannah Stewart
Nov 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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. ...more
May 23, 2016 rated it liked it
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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. ...more
Stuthi Baskar
Really love how sge got about all three perspectives and demonstrated them in a good way.
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'
Jun 03, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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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 20, 2011 rated it really liked it
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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
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
Aug 01, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Weirdly enough I liked this installment much better than the first time I read ( I originally gave it two out of five stars) it and I think it is my favorite one in the whole trilogy now... It is so funny cause going into this one for the second time, I distinctly remember how much I didn't it like it the first time I read it. Weirder things have happened right?

I enjoyed this series for the second go round. I invite everyone to read Kristina's and her children's stories.
Jan 18, 2018 rated it did not like it
DNF because I was losing steam on the previous books in the series and I just cannot force myself to go on. Luckily a friend of mine is interested in reading this series so I will pass them along to a good home.
Dec 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
So heartbreaking & powerful to see the effect of drugs on an addict's children.

Full Review to come.
aPriL does feral sometimes
'Fallout' by Ellen Hopkins is book three in a semi-autobiographical, mostly-fictional, story about the author's real-life daughter and her addiction to meth (methamphetamine). All three books are written in free verse. The first book is Crank. I think readers should start with the first book in the trilogy.

'Fallout' is the first novel in the series not written from main character Kristina Georgia Snow's point of view. Instead, we meet three of Kristina's five children - Hunter, Summer, Autumn.
Sea Carlson
Nov 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I read Crank and Glass and I think that this book is the only one that needs a review. When I first read this book, I had never experienced a plot that eventually overlapped from multiple characters in literature - or at least - I had never read a book that built up the convergence of all of the stories throughout quite like this. I can relate very much to having a broken family, and how that molds you as a person, and this book is very good at representing the changes we all go through in life ...more
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Ellen Hopkins is the New York Times bestselling author of Crank, Burned, Impulse, Glass, Identical, Tricks, Fallout, Perfect, Triangles, Tilt, and Collateral. She lives in Carson City, Nevada, with her husband and son. Hopkin's Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest pages get thousands of hits from teens who claim Hopkins is the "only one who understands me", and she can be visited at ellenhopkin ...more

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