Okay, so there is this book that everyone is saying is great, so what do I do? I go out and buy it. It really is a problem. Well this one worked out, I really enjoyed Crank by Ellen Hopkins. It was written in verse and had some weird sentence structure so I was a little iffy on picking it up. I mean I want to read for fun, I don’t want to have to decipher poetic meaning in my downtime. I was really scared this book was going to do that. Well it didn’t, Ellen Hopkins has a way of making it work. I still got the story without having to go all English major on it. I also was intrigued how the story was loosely about her daughter’s experiences with addiction to drugs and her life.
The basic rundown of the story is a girl named Kristina goes to spend 3weeks with her father. Her dad has been a no show for many years. He has a past and also a present with drugs. Kristina ends up meeting a guy named Buddy. He gets her addicted to the monster or meth whichever you prefer to call it. This book definitely has some mature content. She slowly gets addicted and it changes her life forever. The highs are great but coming down off of them and reaping her mistakes make the book what it is. When she goes home to her mother she finds herself in a worse place going through withdrawl and getting addicted even further. This book somehow made me go back and forth with Kristina. I wanted her to be happy but not being doing drugs and ruining her life at 16 with such a serious drug. The book really makes you think twice about your life and also others. I mean all it took for her to change her world was the simple word “Yes”. This book is truly amazing, though it was hard to get through at times by the rawness I definitely would recommend, 5/5 stars.