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Fallout by Ellen Hopkins
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Feb 20, 2012

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
(view spoiler)
Autumn (view spoiler)
She lived with her aunt and grandfather,
From Trey’s side, of course.
In foster care, Summer (view spoiler)
Hopkins writes about Kristina’s two younger children:
Donald and David, who have behavioral issues
And temporarily live with Kristina‘s parents.
Hopkins did an amazing job
Tying up any and all lose ends.
She even shows glimpses of the characters from
The two previous novels: Crank and Glass.
Adam. Robyn. Kristina’s dad. Chase. Even Kristina.
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message 1: by Fana (new)

Fana Meles Yes, thank you! It's glad to see someone else sort of appreciate how Hopkins chose to bring closure to the series. In fact, although Kristina was no where near as prevalent in this book as she was in "Crank" or "Glass", it was almost as if she was simultaneously very prevalent in an indirect way. Because whenever I analyzed many of the crappy situations and life conditions that the kids had to live under, I instantly thought about Kristina. And the same goes for whenever drugs were depicted/described. Because at the end of the day, Kristina is not only the reason that her kids are alive, but she is the main reason that they are very unstable and either depend on drugs, or make very poor, risky decisions. and her writing style was very addictive itself. Because she did not merely describe the drugs as they were physically, she gave them a monstrous personality that was only capable of destroying and doing bad. That was why I often found myself scared and holding my breath. Because although it was a little dramatic at times, you just wanted to continue reading more and it was very hard not to sympathize with any of Kristina's kids. For example, even when Hunter cheated on Leah, I pitied him a lot. Because deep down, I knew that he had very little stability in his own life and was trying so hard to be a good, well liked person. Regardless of his mother's situation, he was sort of trying to break the cycle of meth. In fact, although he did drugs, he never stepped towards meth because he knew of its dangers first hand.


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