Brand: Margaret K. McElderry Books

Product Code: 9781416940906

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Marc Notes:
Eighteen-year-old Kristina is determined to manage her crystal meth addiction in order to take care of her newborn son, but when the pull of the drug becomes too strong, her greatest fears are quickly realized.;Sequel to: Crank.

Publisher Marketing:
Crank. Glass. Ice. Crystal. Whatever you call it, it's all the same: a monster. And once it's got hold of you, this monster will never let you go.

Kristina thinks she can control it. Now with a baby to care for, she's determined to be the one deciding when and how much, the one calling the shots. But the monster is too strong, and before she knows it, Kristina is back in its grips. She needs the monster to keep going, to face the pressures of day-to-day life. She needs it to feel alive.

Once again the monster takes over Kristina's life and she will do anything for it, including giving up the one person who gives her the unconditional love she craves -- her baby.

The sequel to Crank, this is the continuing story of Kristina and her descent back to hell. Told in verse, it's a harrowing and disturbing look at addiction and the damage that it inflicts.

Review Citations:
  • Kirkus Review - Children 07/15/2007 pg. 729 (EAN 9781416940906, Hardcover)
  • Voice of Youth Advocates 08/01/2007 pg. 242 (EAN 9781416940906, Hardcover)
  • Publishers Weekly 08/13/2007 pg. 69 (EAN 9781416940906, Hardcover)
  • School Library Journal 09/01/2007 pg. 198 (EAN 9781416940906, Hardcover)
  • Booklist 10/01/2007 pg. 45 (EAN 9781416940906, Hardcover)
  • Voya Top 10 Qck Pick/Reluctant 04/01/2008 pg. 8 (EAN 9781416940906, Hardcover)
  • Audio File Best Young Adult 12/01/2009 pg. 34 (EAN 9781598877625, Compact Disc)

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.