Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Crank by Ellen Hopkins
Hopkins writes unlike any other author I've experienced before. Every word, sentence, page is a poem that paints a very twisted picture. She creates art on the page, beauty spun by ink. This book will make you give poetry a second look, maybe it will get you hooked. Don't be scared off by the length my friends, this book is almost as addictive as crank itself.
Looking for a dark and twisted treat that haunts and leaves you craving for more? I'd recommend getting your hands on this baby as quickly as possible. Like Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson? Then you'll enjoy Crank and all of the books by Hopkins that use clever prose to describe the sickeningly real lives of troubled teens.