Crank (Crank #1)

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Reader reviewed by Princess Bubbles

In the book Crank, a girl named Kristina goes to her dad's house over the summer. Her parents are divorced. At first she feels out of place because she lives in a suburban area and her dad lives basically in a broke down city. Kristina was walking down her dad's hallway in his apartment place and runs into this boy named Adam. Adam gets Kristina to try this drug named Crank and while she is at her dad's house she becomes addicted to the drug. When Kristina does this drug, she turns into her "alternate personality" named Bree. Bree is wild and carefree and does whatever she feels like doing at that moment. At the end of the summer she goes back to her mom's house and by this time Kristina is addicted to crank, is dating Adam, and starting to date this new guy. Her new boyfriend also uses crank, so Kristina is still on this drug. She starts doing bad in school and making bad decisions. One of her bad decisions ended up getting her raped by this life guard that works at the community pool. Kristina winds up pregnant and on this twisted road of bad decisions, lies, deceit, and trouble. I think this is an awesome book that people should at least try to read once.

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Not her best, lacks depth
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Reader reviewed by Dede

I have previously read Impulse and Burned, and in my opinion, this book came up short for me.  It's about Kristina, who is a good girl - gets good grades, has good friends, loyal to her family, etc.  She begs her mom to let her go spend some time with her dad (who has been missing from her life for most of her life) and this turns out to be a bad idea.  She meets a hot bad boy Adam there, and she starts calling herself Bree.  Not only does she call herself Bree, she insists Bree has been in her all along, and is the total opposite of Kristina.  Bree is a bad girl.  I disliked the way she jumps right into doing crank.  There is no thinking it over on her part, she does it just to do it with Adam.  I also dislike the way that throughout the book, she talks about how great crank is, how it makes you feel like Heaven, but when she talks about crashing or withdrawing, it lacks depth.  The book talks more about how great it is, and less about how bad it is.  Anyway, she comes back home and starts failing school, cutting class, hanging out with a bad crowd.  She meets two new boys Chase and Brendan.  Brendan is the guy who you can take home to mom and mom feels safe, although in reality Brendan is not a great trustworthy guy.  Chase is the boy from the wrong side of town with a bad rep, who turns out to be the better man of the two.  Kristina goes through some awful experiences, but stays constant with the crank.  I am hoping that the sequel, Glass, which I started today, makes up for the disappointment I felt after reading this book.
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jaw dropping.
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Reader reviewed by courtney

The book was fantastic. i love how she wrote about being a teenager in todays society but didnt let her being an adult shine through. the ride she went threw was scary and each page something new happened. i couldnt put the book down i got very into the book. i would recomend this book to anyone who likes the dark side of life and the not so bright happy things.
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Disturbing
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Reader reviewed by rachpaige11

Crank was one of the most disturbing books I have ever read, but I just couldn't put in down. It was really good in a chilling way. I liked how the author used verse to tell her somewhat true story.

Crank is about a girl, Kristina who goes and visits her dad. While there she meets Buddy and they fall in love. Then he introduces her to the monster, Crank. Kristina is gone and Bree is born, her alter-ego. When she has to go back home, she learns that she cannot live without the monster and she does anything to get it.
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Interesting style of writing
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Reader reviewed by Kristen

This is the story of a good girl gone bad (yet again :P) Kristina (or Bree - her alter ego)makes some terribley life changing desicionswinds up an addict, and faces completely life alters choices. I couldn't exactly get into this book, but maybe it's just because I'm too much of a good girl myself. The style in which this book was written (poem/diary type) was really interesting and I thought was an excellent way of represtenting this all, although I do not think this book is meant for just anyone to read.
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