Crank by Ellen Hopkins tells of high school junior Kristina Georgia Snow, a quiet good girl who’s the perfect daughter and a gifted student. When she visits her neglectful father, she ditches her personality to become Bree, the fearless alter-ego who does everything Kristina would never do. After a boy introduces her to the “monster,” aka crystal meth or “crank,” the former good girl soon becomes a meth addict who destroys her old life.¬† Written in free verse poetry, this semi-autobiographical tale will send a powerful warning to readers about the dangers of drug use.
- Have you ever wished you could drastically change your personality?
- Which do you feel ¬†was the most emotional¬†moment in the book?
- What is your opinion of Kristina and her choices?
- Pretend you are one of Kristina’s best friends from her life before meth. Write down what you would’ve done to help her through the book’s¬†events.
- Make of list of admirable¬†personality traits you’d want your alter-ego to have. In your current situation, what could you do to safely take on¬†these traits?
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