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Crank by Ellen Hopkins
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Jul 03, 2009

really liked it
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Read in July, 2009

Very different. To say I enjoyed this book seems ironic given the subject matter, but I have to say that I feel Ellen Hopkins is pretty amazing to tell this story the way she does. I know that she has personal experience to drawn on, having watched her own daughter descend into crystal meth addiction, but to tell that story from the daughter's point of view had to be very difficult. I found the poetry to be quite deep as it revealed the characters and plot and I admire Hopkins for that. Pretty neat how she accomplishes it!
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Collin These are the books you told me about b4? sounds interesting. really let me know what it would be like ot be addicted to drugs. You wouldnt buy a car without test driving it first right?! kidding about developing a drug habit...

message 2: by P (new) - rated it 4 stars

P I don't remember telling you about them but okay. What's cool is that they are written in poetry. This author is interesting in that she bases Crank on her own daughter's experience. Scary, I think. I am enjoying the form of the novel--the poetry is a fascinating way to reveal character and plot and emotion and I think it's pretty amazing!

message 3: by Jen (new) - rated it 4 stars

Jen Long I've decided to join the good reads kids. You have to be close to being done by now!!

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