Monday, May 9, 2011

Fallout (Crank, #3)Fallout by Ellen Hopkins

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It was so nice to get book three to Kristen's story. This book was from 3 different perspectives, which sometimes can be confusing. It always takes me awhile to learn each character but thats okay, I enjoy the way these books are written. If you have never read or picked up a Ellen Hopkins book, I highly recomend doing so. They are written in poetry form. You might have a page that is shaped in a letter S and then the next page maybe a question mark, it is really cool and makes reading very enjoyable.

This series to me, is for 16 and up. They delve into some hardcore issues, but are written very well. This series is focused on a girl who gets addicted to crystal meth and how it effects her life and her choices and all the people around her. It is loosely based on the authors own experience with her daughter. I recently found out that her and her daughter are working on a memoir called, "Monster". Kristen calls meth, "monster". But the book is on hold due to Kristina going under treatment for lung cancer. It is so sad, becuz after reading these books I have come to care for Kristina and there is understanding how a person can make a few wrong choices and thats all it takes to go down a path that u really have to struggle to get off of. This book shows you and really makes you think about how it could happen to anyone, not just the people who are the typical sterotype.

I am looking forward to any of Ellen's future books and hope Kristina is doing well.

If you are new to Ellen Hopkins , I say start with "Impulse" (thats my fav) or this series, which is; "Crank", "Glass" and now "Fallout". U must read the Crank series in order or you will be confused.

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