Posted in Quote Corner

Quote Corner #33: Crank

Happy Tuesday, my wonderful readers! I hope you’re all doing well. ❤
This afternoon I will be sharing a few quotes that stood out to me in Ellen Hopkin’s debut novel, Crank.
Happy reading! 😉

I expected demands.
He gifted me with tenderness.
I expected ego.
He let me experiment.
I expected disrespect.
He called me beautiful.
I expected him to expect perfection.
He taught me all I needed to know.

The way things work, how
guys feel great, but make girls feel
cheap for doing
exactly what
they beg
The way they get to play
you, all the while
claiming they love you and making you believe it’s
The way it’s okay to gift their heart one
day, a backhand the next, to move on to
the apricot
when the peach
blushes and bruises.
These things make me believe
God’s a man after all.

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?

I mean, there I was, snorting crank with my dad, my boyfriend, and his other girlfriend.
Something majorly wrong with that picture.

Crank is the first Ellen Hopkins book that I read a few months ago. Having heard endless positive reviews of her writing, I think my expectations were a little too high going in, but I still enjoyed the book as a whole. 

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Posted in Reviews

Review: Crank

Good morning! I hope you’re all staying safe and healthy! ❤
Today I’m bringing you a review of my latest read, Crank by Ellen Hopkins. I had SUPER high expectations going into this book, and while I did enjoy the story itself as well as the writing style quite a lot, I didn’t love the novel as a whole.
Happy reading!! 🙂

Crank by Ellen Hopkins
Genre: Young Adult – Contemporary, Poetry/Verse, Mental Illness
Series: Crank #1
Pages: 537
Publication Date: October 2004
My Rating: 3 of 5 stars
Read July 2020

Goodreads Synopsis:
In Crank, Ellen Hopkins chronicles the turbulent and often disturbing relationship between Kristina, a character based on her own daughter, and the “monster,” the highly addictive drug crystal meth, or “crank.” Kristina is introduced to the drug while visiting her largely absent and ne’er-do-well father. While under the influence of the monster, Kristina discovers her sexy alter-ego, Bree: “there is no perfect daughter, / no gifted high school junior, / no Kristina Georgia Snow. / There is only Bree.” Bree will do all the things good girl Kristina won’t, including attracting the attention of dangerous boys who can provide her with a steady flow of crank.

Click here to read my thoughts/review on Goodreads!

Have you read Crank? Is it on your TBR?
Have you read any of Ellen Hopkins’ other novels? Which one should I read next?
I’d love to chat about it in the comments down below!! 🙂

Thank you for joining me today! I hope to see you again soon! ❤

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