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Crank
Crank | Ellen Hopkins
Kristina Georgia Snow is the perfect daughter: a gifted student, quiet, never any trouble. But on a trip to visit her absentee father, Kristina disappears and Bree takes her place. Bree is a total opposite to Kristina - she's fearless. Through a boy she meets, Bree is introduced to the monster: crank. And what begins as a wild, ecstatic ride turns into a struggle through hell for her mind, her soul and, ultimately, her life.
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brittanybooks
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This audiobook was a quick deep dive into teen angst… and a cautionary tale. Not to give away the ending but there could have been another option that could have worked just as well. Not as compelling as 1st hand accounts of substance use disorder, but probably more fitting for the YA crowd. #book89of2022

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brittanybooks
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LiseWorks
Crank | Ellen Hopkins
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June 19 #BookMoods Told in Verse One of the best books I read on addiction and teens. There is three in the series, I read the second and waiting to get the third as I can't find it in the library. @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs 💔 💊 ❤️‍🩹 5mo
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magyklyXdelish
Crank | Ellen Hopkins
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Any fans of the Crank series? The real “Kristina” aka Cristal has a YouTube channel where she is sharing her story. She‘s still new and could use more love. So if you liked the books check out her videos ♥️

https://youtube.com/channel/UCiwg6O0GXOahBKLGj4N7GcA

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weebzx
Crank | Ellen Hopkins
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Almost read in one day!

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weebzx
Crank | Ellen Hopkins
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I'm back and have 11 books to read by my favorite author, Ellen Hopkins ❤

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Jolynne
Crank | Ellen Hopkins
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This is a must read for teenagers. For me, I liked the verse style writing and I‘m certainly glad my teen years are long gone! The things teens face today are horrid. Meth must be a horrible place for the user and the family.

Jolynne Turns out this is a banned book, so it fits for the week. 2y
Clwojick Everything by Ellen Hopkins is pure gold! Raw and heartbreaking, but absolute GOLD! Burned is probably my favourite. 2y
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Reading_With_MrsB13
Crank | Ellen Hopkins
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Very disturbing, yet interesting, take on teenage drug use. Was a quick read, but definitely made me want to read more by Hopkins. I like that she isn‘t afraid to write about things that most people cower away from.

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Mccall0113
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In the process of scaling back, these are going to a new home! Better for someone else to read them again than just sit in my basement.

ItsAnotherJen Someone is going to be very happy to get those 2y
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walkwithabook
Crank | Ellen Hopkins
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✨♡ relatable ♡✨ || started to read I was told it will help me ... ♡

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S.Kristine
Crank | Ellen Hopkins
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"Have you ever had so much to say that your mouth closed up tight struggling to harness the nuclear force coalescing within your words? Have you ever had so many thoughts churning inside you that you didn‘t dare let them escape in case they blew you wide open? Have you ever been so angry that you couldn‘t look in the mirror for fear of finding the face of evil glaring back at you?" -Ellen Hopkins (CrANK)

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HBox20
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“I am the face in the mirror, only not.“

KitKat20 Very nice editing on the photo. It definitely caught my attention and makes me want to know more! 3y
walterdel I love the image it looks really good 3y
Turtle2104 I really love how you used all the editing on the photo. It makes me wonder what happens in the book. 3y
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the_hibernator
Crank | Ellen Hopkins
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Second book of #24b4Monday Excellent read if you're interested in gritty teen books about people with problems. A banned book because of sex and drugs.

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michelle.basile
Crank | Ellen Hopkins
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To be honest, I wasn‘t expecting much. Depicting a story about your daughter is no easy task, especially when it‘s about addiction to something so strong. I feel like her poetry was such an effortless way for the reader to understand Kristina/Bree‘s emotions, duality and the real mental battle against the « monster »
I am so impressed and would highly recommend.

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Victoriahoperose
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I really love the way that Ellen Hopkins creates a story that is both poetic and easy to follow. The subject matter is tough when it is about addiction, but she uses her skill to create a contrast in the beauty of her writing and the ugliness of the subject matter. It is jarring, but efficient and I believe this is a big reason why when you read her books, they stay with you.

Joanne1 Great review. 4y
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UnabridgedPod
Crank | Ellen Hopkins
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I picked up Ellen Hopkins's Crank after Sara mentioned it on our April Book Club episode. The novel has a HUGE impact, detailing the descent of Kristina Snow, a straight-A student, into drug addiction. I listened on @scribd, and--while I'm not sure I caught all of the layers of the verse because of listening--her story moves so quickly that it's easy to see how she was swept off of her focused course. (continued in comments)

UnabridgedPod What begins as simple experimentation takes over her life, and Kristina is consumed by the efforts needed to find drugs, pay for drugs, and hide that she's on drugs. Strong, important read that's still so relevant 15 years after publication. 4y
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kaylablogs
Crank | Ellen Hopkins
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Finished re-reading this yesterday... forgot how great it was! Book 5 of the year already, I‘m so far ahead of my goal of 25 books!

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Ashtonnnnxx3
Crank | Ellen Hopkins
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Great read!

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katyreasor24
Crank | Ellen Hopkins
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Opens your eyes to the hard hitting stuff

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RiaWritten
Crank | Ellen Hopkins
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Mehso-so

I dunno. I found it well written but heavy handed. Maybe that‘s the way it‘s supposed to be.

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RiaWritten
Crank | Ellen Hopkins
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I think this means I‘m a goodie two shoes, but I was this far into the book before I realized they were talking about meth. 🙀

Lcsmcat 😂 4y
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RiaWritten
Crank | Ellen Hopkins
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Waiting for a friend at a lovely coffee shop in Lafayette. Assam tea and tiny cacti!

Zelma Waving from Lafayette! 👋 I live outside of town but running errands here today. 4y
RiaWritten @Zelma Hi hi!! :D 4y
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RiaWritten
Crank | Ellen Hopkins
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A little light reading on break at work.

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CocoReads
Crank | Ellen Hopkins
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Wasn‘t sure I‘d like this because I‘m not a huge poetry reader so to tackle a story told in verse form was huge for me. But what a powerful story. I‘ll be ordering the other 2 in the trilogy tonight and am looking forward to book group tomorrow. (Not the food, but the discussion—which is a change).

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CocoReads
Crank | Ellen Hopkins
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Book group is in a week. Probably I should read the book. 🤣🤣

CoverToCoverGirl Ya think! 😂 How are things at the new job.. great I hope! 4y
CocoReads @CoverToCoverGirl love the new job! I‘m exhausted and there‘s a lot to learn and remember but overall it‘s great. 4y
CoverToCoverGirl That‘s fantastic so happy for you! 4y
CocoReads Thanks! 4y
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CocoReads
Crank | Ellen Hopkins
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When the first part of your week has been a 💩storm, #bookmail makes it all better.

DieAReader Both great books!! 4y
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tessavi
Crank | Ellen Hopkins
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Got more books yesterday 😏

OrangeMooseReads Crank is a good one 4y
tessavi @OrangeMooseReads the format peaked my interest. 4y
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dawn-pInk
Crank | Ellen Hopkins
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This was fine. I loved the prose, but it‘s difficult for me to tell if that‘s the writer or reader. Had an overtone of judgement. Kind o a higher tw rated after school special. Looking forward to listening to the rest of the series, but was not blown away. 3 starts on Goodreads.

MStew Loved this trilogy 4y
dawn-pInk @meghan2714 I just got the second audio book. Gonna start it in the next few days. 4y
MStew @dawn-pInk hope you enjoy😄 4y
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dawn-pInk
Crank | Ellen Hopkins
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I have the hardest time with audio books,but I‘m finding reading and podcasts are keeping me awake. I‘m trying out listening on a timer before bed. Specifically looking for short stories and poetry is anyone had any recommendations!

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alecia3dixie
Crank | Ellen Hopkins
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I really liked this book. You can really feel her go from an innocent girl to a strung-out addict. It really digs deep into what addiction feels like and how it takes ahold of you. You feel for her and keep reading while you hold your breath to see if she wins or loses to the monster.

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sam.professional_reader
Crank | Ellen Hopkins
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#7favesin7days day 1 of 7 @lauren.lerner

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Natetheworld
Crank | Ellen Hopkins
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I am a product of the 80‘s. I grew up with “Just Say No,” D.A.R.E., and the War on Drugs. Throughout elementary school, my classmates and I were brainwashed with these messages. Our televisions were filled with images of eggs frying in skillets and the harm of drugs. For the most part, these messages worked on me. I avoided drugs all throughout high school. The first time I saw cocaine was in college. I immediately left the party.

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lane
Crank | Ellen Hopkins
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Love love love

RaimeyGallant Welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you're interested. :) 5y
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Dabooklover
Crank | Ellen Hopkins
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Crank by Ellen Hopskins is a book I avoided at first because of its unique writing style. I finally made the decision to pick it up and I am so glad I did. This book does a great job of portraying a normal girl spiraling down a bad path involving drugs. It does a good job expressing how drug users think about their actions and the extent they will go. I loved it and I hope you will too!

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introvertedbooks
Crank | Ellen Hopkins
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One of my favorite books that kept me up until I finished. A perfect #insomniacread! #septemberbookchallenge #septemberphotochallenge #autumnreads #imsobehind

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ItsAngel
Crank | Ellen Hopkins
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I stuck it out with this book after I struggled to like it in the beginning. I really almost bailed. Anywho...I stuck with it and it turned out to be far better than I originally thought. The formatting is "ok" but I don't love it. I don't really have a lot to say about this one. I liked it and have a different perspective on addiction now. I'm just kind of left with a feeling of "meh".

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ItsAngel
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Unpopular opinion? Im really not sure how much I like this, despite the fact that I'm flying through it. 🤔🙊 Is it worth it or should I bail and grab something else??

Clwojick I love all of charlotte Hopkins books. But if you're into the style of writing, but not the story... maybe try 5y
ItsAngel @Clwojick So I've kept reading and something happened...I've started to like it and read through it very fast. I think I'm 75% done. Glad I persisted. I do see how this style of writing is not for everyone, however I don't mind it. I think it's a quirky and pleasant change. I'll definitely give her other books a shot. 👍🏼😎 5y
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wingedsnails
Crank | Ellen Hopkins
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What other authors write novels in verse besides Ellen Hopkins and Kwame Alexander? I really like them.

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wingedsnails
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Reading four books at once isn't that crazy... right?

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Dannah
Crank | Ellen Hopkins
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Absolutely one of my favorite books. I have read it multiple times and love it more each time. Very insightful and a roller coaster. Highly recommend.

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Clwojick
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substitutes for love.

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Clwojick
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Ellen Hopkins is the only author I hold onto. I will read these books time and time again. I love her unique way of writing, and I can honestly say I never tire from her characters. This is not my full collection, as I am always lending these out to everyone who's never heard of these. "What?! You've never read her?! Here! Take this and read it! Soak it up! Bring it back when your ready! Oh my gosh, you're going to love them!"

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Chunksters!!! 📚💕 5y
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OrangeMooseReads
Crank | Ellen Hopkins
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Middle is all read books, on the right is text/reference books and not read, the left is unchanged mix of read and TBR.

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Brie
Crank | Ellen Hopkins
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Sometimes all you need is a cool font and background color, no pictures necessary. I love covers that focus on the font. #minimalistcovers #jubilantjuly

LauraBrook I love the size of these books too - always made me happy to reshelve them when I worked at the library! 5y
Brie Yeah, I like that they're small and square. @LauraBrook 5y
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Boghunden
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Megara
Crank | Ellen Hopkins
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Bailedbailed

Make it stop.

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Jilljemmett
Crank | Ellen Hopkins
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This book is so amazing! It shows the effects of drug abuse on the user and their family. This series is so moving.

#rockinmay (Cocaine) - Crank (side note: I know it‘s not about cocaine but it‘s close enough)

#bookstagram #bookblogger #bibliophile #crank #ellenhopkins #youngadult #fiction #books

Courtney3825 Love this book! 5y
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MyBelovedLittleBooks
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Mehso-so

Despite this being over 500 pages it was a quick read. I finished it under 24 hours. I thought the writing structure unique, but I found this did not give much in character building. I didn't really understand what drew her to drugs, but with a backstory I felt I could have connected better with the characters. I felt at times tid bits were thrown in with not much explanation. I think with some changes I could have given this a higher rating.

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bookishbartender92
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I have read this before, but didn't recall much of the story at all. I enjoyed the plot, the poetic writing style, and of the course the dirty depth that depicts the horrors of crank. Highly recommend!