Brand: Margaret K. McElderry Books

Product Code: 9781416995135

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Marc Notes:
Copyright date: 2004.;Based on a real-life event and written in verse, this novel relates the disturbing story of one girl's descent into addiction.;Ages 14 up--Dust jacket.

Publisher Marketing:
This is a story about a monster. Not a dragon or a mythological beast, but a very real, very destructive monster--crystal meth--that takes hold of seventeen-year-old Kristina Snow and transforms her into her reckless alter-ego Bree. Based on her own daughter's addiction to crystal meth, Ellen Hopkins' novel-in-verse is a vivid, transfixing look into teenage drug use. Told in Kristina's voice, it provides a realistic portrayal of the tortured logic of an addict.

Review Citations:
  • Audio File 12/01/2008 pg. 64 (EAN 9781598877526, Compact Disc)
  • Kliatt 09/01/2004 pg. 21 (EAN 9780689865190, Paperback)
  • Kirkus Review - Children 10/01/2004 pg. 961 (EAN 9780689865190, Paperback)
  • Publishers Weekly 11/01/2004 pg. 63 (EAN 9780689865190, Paperback)
  • School Library Journal 11/01/2004 pg. 145 (EAN 9780689865190, Paperback)
  • Booklist 11/15/2004 pg. 595 (EAN 9780689865190, Paperback)
  • Booksense '76 Childrens Wtr 04 12/01/2004 pg. 1 (EAN 9780689865190, Paperback)
  • ALA Recmd for Reluctant YA's 02/15/2005 pg. 1026 (EAN 9780689865190, Paperback)

Contributor Bio:  Hopkins, Ellen
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 Beneath. She lives with her family in Carson City, Nevada, where she has founded Ventana Sierra, a nonprofit youth housing and resource initiative. Visit her at and on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter at @EllenHopkinsLit.