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Plot[ edit ] Crank takes place the summer before and during the protagonist Kristina's junior year of Tricks by ellen hopkins school.
She is a straight-A honor roll student and decides to visit her father for three weeks. Her father is rarely home, leaving her a lot of time alone. Kristina meets a boy named Adam in Albuquerque, where she is staying with her father. Adam convinces Kristina to try crank methamphetamineor "the monster", but Kristina runs away the first time she tries it.
An antagonist, Lince, Adam's girlfriend, sees him comforting Kristina and jumps off of a balcony in a suicide attempt. Kristina starts a relationship with Adam, but feels guilty about Lince.
When the three weeks are over, Kristina goes back to Reno, Nevada,  where her mother's house is. Kristina is now addicted to crank.
In Reno, Kristina, now calling herself Bree, meets the characters Brendan and Chase at a water-park, and they exchange numbers. They both promise her crank.
Chase and Kristina begin to get closer to one another, and they begin dating, though not exclusively. Kristina goes to see the antagonist Brendan, asking for more crank. Brendan drives them both out into the woods, where they get high together, and he starts to take off her clothes.
When she says no, he becomes violent, claiming that he has "waited weeks", so she should "put up and shut up". Afterwards, Brendan takes her home and makes her pay for the drugs. At home Kristina, still high and shaken up from the rape, writes a letter to Adam telling him she was raped. Soon though she abandons her letter and calls Chase to come over while her parents are out.
Chase comes over and she tells him about Brendan before trying to persuade him to have sex with her. Chase says no, wanting to wait until she had healed from her rape. However, she does end up having sex with him later in the novel.
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. Once she is released from Juvenile hall, Kristina uses her mom's Visa card to pay for the illegal narcotic, and she takes her new supply to her druggie friends on "The Avenue".
At this part of the novel, Kristina has become a drug dealer, which she describes as making her instantly more "popular". Kristina now has a very large amount of crank on her hands, so she is getting high even more often. This leads to her becoming more irritable, causing her relationship with her mom to become even more strained.
Kristina is also not showing up to classes, because she is spending all of her time getting high and dealing drugs on "The Avenue".Ellen Hopkins is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of fourteen young adult novels, as well as the adult novels Triangles, Collateral, and Love Lies metin2sell.com lives with her family in Carson City, Nevada, where she founded Ventana Sierra, a nonprofit youth housing and resource initiative.
+ free ebooks online. Did you know that you can help us produce ebooks by proof-reading just one page a day? Go to: Distributed Proofreaders. Crank is a novel by Ellen Hopkins published in It is based loosely on the real life addictions of her daughter to crystal meth.
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.
New Tricks is a British police procedural comedy-drama which follows the fictional Unsolved Crime and Open Case Squad (UCOS) of the Metropolitan Police Service. The show was created by Roy Mitchell and Nigel McCrery, and premiered in with a minute special, which later resulted in the show's first full series airing.
New Tricks ran for twelve series – from until Welcome to my home (page, that is). If you’re here, it probably means you want to know more about me, so where do we start?
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