Crank, Crack, Whatever You Want To Call It, in Ellen Hopkins’, Crank

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Drugs, sex, hormones, adolescence, and decisions, decisions; All of such characterize Ellen Hopkins’, Crank. In the attention-grabbing novel is a high school junior named Kristina; a girl who has never done anything other than spend time with her family and focus on receiving straight A’s on her report card. Other characters in the novel include Bree, Kristina’s wild alter ego, Adam, or “Buddy,” whom she meets while visiting her father, Brendan, Chase Wagner, her mother, father, and other friends and family members who experience her crazed evolution. This “evolution” of Kristina begins when she leaves her home in Nevada for a short vacation with her father in New Mexico. She begins as the perfect daughter, but on her trip to visit her …show more content…
Drugs, sex, hormones, adolescence, and decisions, decisions; All of such characterize Ellen Hopkins’, Crank. In the attention-grabbing novel is a high school junior named Kristina; a girl who has never done anything other than spend time with her family and focus on receiving straight A’s on her report card. Other characters in the novel include Bree, Kristina’s wild alter ego, Adam, or “Buddy,” whom she meets while visiting her father, Brendan, Chase Wagner, her mother, father, and other friends and family members who experience her crazed evolution. This “evolution” of Kristina begins when she leaves her home in Nevada for a short vacation with her father in New Mexico. She begins as the perfect daughter, but on her trip to visit her absent father, she disappears into her alter ego, Bree, who is her exact opposite: fearless, crazy, and experimental. Furthermore, Kristina/Bree meets what she refers to, “the monster,” also known as the drug, “crack,” and begins an unwinding journey which starts as wild, ecstatic ride, and ends in a struggle through what most call a mental hell. The novel sets up for Kristina’s destruction when she goes to New Mexico to see her father. There she meets Adam, (also known as Buddy), a boy with an addiction to crack. Adam turns into her first love interest and in becoming more interesting and daring, Kristina begins to morph into Bree. Such causes her to have occasional internal wars with herself on what is right and wrong, since while

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