By: Ellen Hopkins
Summary/ main characters
Kristina Georgia Snow The quite, secluded protagonist
Bree is the alter ego of Kristina. She is fearless and is more confident around boys than Kristina is even though they are the same person.
Marie Snow is Kristina’s mother
Wayne Allen Snow is Kristina’s father and has green
Adam is Kristina’s first boyfriend
Brendan is one of Kristina’s boyfriends
Chase is the boyfriend Kristina falls in love with
Passages from the book
there is only one person inside.
I’ve grown to like her better
than the stuck up husk of me.
(pg 7) -The monster(crank) inside her.
Flopped onto my back. Found
the keyhole behind my eyes
squeezed through into sleep
Not slumber, but sleep just this
side of waking, where dreams
fuse with reality.
(pg 60) -The drug completely overtaking her.
My face flushed
tears poked in my eyes
scar tissue twisted my heart,
wrapped itself around arteries,
closed tight around my jugular,
I coughed pain.
(pg. 228) -The drug is destroying her
Here is a verse passage.
Did it show?
I mean I'd
but I hadn't
in over a month.
Hadn't even seen it.
Thought I might be over it.
Was it still alive in me?
Could it still have such
a solid hold on me?
-This passage is explaining how Kristina is handling her addiction with meth and what it's doing to her.
A boy named Brendan asks her out on a date to go to a party. She raids her savings and asks him to buy her some meth before he picks her up. Instead of partying with a crowd, Brendan drives her to a secluded grove of evergreens. After they enjoy a hit of meth and a six-pack of beer, He becomes oppressive in a sexual manner, She says no but he holds her down, she starts yelling and screaming, but that didn't stop him...
- The readers that would most enjoy this would be from the age of 16-to probably any age older than that. People who like intense drug/sexually related stories would enjoy Crank. The audience might be limited because of the dramatic content in this story.
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