Tricks by ellen hopkins

The novel continues with Kristina giving birth to a baby boy, Hunter, who is described as 'healthy'. Kristina goes to see the antagonist Brendan, asking for more crank. Sarah is Kristina's childhood friend. In an email from the author, Ellen Hopkins said her daughter had been clean for four years, as ofbut has also spent 18 months in prison.

Kristina now has a very large amount of crank on her hands, so she is getting high even more often. In an email from the author, Ellen Hopkins said her daughter had been clean for four years, as ofbut has also spent 18 months in prison.

Afterwards, Brendan takes her home and makes her pay for the drugs. Adam convinces Kristina to try crank methamphetamineor "the monster", but Kristina runs away the first time she tries it. At home Kristina, still high and shaken up from the rape, writes a letter to Adam telling him she was raped.

Kristina meets a boy named Adam in Albuquerque, where she is staying with her father. Plot[ edit ] Crank takes place the summer before and during the protagonist Kristina's junior year of high school. However, she does end up having sex with him later in the novel. Kristina starts a relationship with Adam, but feels guilty about Lince.

During this time in the novel, she believes that Chase is the father, having had sex with Chase a couple of weeks after being raped. He is described as "tall, lean, and great looking for 40".

Chase and Kristina begin to get closer to one another, and they begin dating, though not exclusively. Background[ edit ] Crank was inspired by the life of Ellen Hopkins's daughter, Cristal, who was addicted to meth. The story continues with Kristina discovering she is pregnantsoon after Brendan had raped her.

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Kristina is now addicted to crank. Soon though she abandons her letter and calls Chase to come over while her parents are out. Chase says no, wanting to wait until she had healed from her rape. An antagonist, Lince, Adam's girlfriend, sees him comforting Kristina and jumps off of a balcony in a suicide attempt.

The story continues with Kristina discovering she is pregnantsoon after Brendan had raped her. At home Kristina, still high and shaken up from the rape, writes a letter to Adam telling him she was raped.

Chase and Kristina begin to get closer to one another, and they begin dating, though not exclusively. Kristina gets caught hitchhiking by a cop and goes to Juvenile hallwhere she gets a direct connection to a meth lab in Mexico through an inmate.

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Hopkins’s first verse novel for teens, Crank, though published infound its way onto the ALA’s Top Ten Challenged Books List for This was the year that Fallout, the final book in the Crank trilogy, was released and the same year that she was disinvited from the Teen Lit Fest held in Humble, Texas.

Crank by Ellen Hopkins Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books, Crank is a novel by Ellen Hopkins published in It is based loosely on the real life addictions of her daughter to crystal meth.

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The book is required reading in "many high schools, as well as many drug and drug court programs". However, the book has been banned in many locations due to complaints that the book's depictions of drug use, adult language, and sexual themes are inappropriate.

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