Crank was phenomenal!
I literally could not put the book down till i finished it. Ellen writes these amazing stories through poetry that just give the book more depth and life. The imagery and description that she gives of things, emotions and effects really have me hooked till the very end. And i know that anyone who has read Ellen’s books knows what i’m talking about.
In Crank we are introduced to Kristina, a good daughter, and the whole story is told though her eyes. It talks about her life spirals out of control when she gets addicted to meth aka crank. It is based on Ellen’s daughter’s life.
“Life was good
for a little while.”
The above is how the book starts and it pretty much explains it all. The monster if you haven’t already guessed is crank. Kristina is a bright, good kid. But now, Kristina is gone. Bree has taken her place. Bree is dangerous. Bree is willing to try anything. Bree craves the monster. Bree craves crank.
I know many parents would speculate about this book any frankly i will not recommend it to readers below the age of 15. Why? There is far too much graphic detailing involved. The book revolves around sex, drugs, and the choices and mistakes you must make when growing up. But those older should definitely give it a shot because it is so real. That is one of the reasons why i loved the book so much. The book is literally oozing with reality. Plus the way Ellen depicts her stories makes it all the more delectable.
Give it a shot, peeps and let me know what you think.