The Third in the Series, Ellen Hopkins’ Fallout

706 WordsFeb 22, 20183 Pages
I was reading Ellen Hopkins’, Fallout, the third and final book of the Crank series. Although the first book Crank was my favorite of the series, Fallout held up its own for a solid finish. Hopkins took a chance by changing the main character narratives to relate to her children instead of Kristina Snow. This allowed for a noteworthy story by itself. The title could not be more appropriate for this book, considering the state of the characters’ lives. This widely successful series takes the reader on a rollercoaster ride of the harsh reality that is addiction to crystal meth and how it obliterates Kristina’s life. Fallout takes a different route from the previous books, Crank and Glass. Instead of telling the story in the view of Kristina Snow, star of before mentioned books and user of crystal meth, it is in the point of view in her three oldest kids Hunter, Autumn, and Summer. Hunter, Autumn, and Summer all separated from each other, but all share the emotional burden from the repercussions of their mother’s addiction and lack of affection. All three children struggle with the temptation of drugs, since the inherited predisposition of their mother’s addiction. They have three different dads and the same mom, who are an addict in some shape or form. One is in foster care bouncing from home to home, and another has never even seen or talked to her parents. Whenever one of them messes up something in their life, the excuse of why is because of the same three things their
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