In Crank, Ellen Hopkins chronicles the turbulent and often disturbing relationship between Kristina, a character based on her own daughter, and the “monster,”. 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. Glass is the second novel in the verse novel series Crank by Ellen Hopkins, published in hardcover in August and in softcover on April 7, The third.

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She is well known for her books entitled Crank, Burned, Impulse and several others. She is a favorite author for both young adult and the teenage readers.

Ellen Hopkins is a self-confessed adopted child of Valeria and Albert Wagner. She is born on March 26, and her adoptive parents were already old, with her mom 42 years old and her dad at 72 years old. She conceded that it was definitely a challenge living with older parents along, of course, with lots of wonderful benefits. It was reported that by the yearEllen Hopkins finally found her biological mother, Toni Chandler who was also a poet and a writer, just like herself.

Of course, as a natural daughter of hopkun writer and a poet, she believes that this talent and gift runs through her too. And she also believes that this talent was nurtured further by her adoptive parents.

Thus, from her adoptive mom she learned to love language. Then from her adoptive father, Albert, she learned a lot of values especially the value of honesty and a strong work ethic—which pretty much comes out in her writing. She has a younger brother named Ctank Jr. For her, high school life was mediocre and most of her high school friends are actually also interested in creative pastimes like serries, creative writing, theater and dance—which suited her perfectly fine.

As for sports, she was not really interested in it and at best she was just mediocre. As for college, she took up Journalism at UCSB but was not able to finish it because she decided to get married. By that time, she started a business and already has three kids namely: Jason, Cristal, Kelly and an adopted son named, Orion. Orion was the inspiration and is actually the basis of the baby character in Crank.


Unfortunately, the marriage did not work out.

InEllen Hopkins finally met John, her current husband until now. From there, she decided to have a fresh start by selling her business and pursuing her relentless dream of a career in writing. They moved to Tahoe, where Ellen started to do freelance writing for magazines and newspapers. As for her children, they are grownups now and hookin already living on their own in San Antonio, Las Vegas and Albuquerque. We try to have a get together at the very least a few times a year and almost always this falls on a holiday.

Currently, Ellen is living with her husband, John Hopkins, and her crabk son Orion at the beautiful and scenic Washoe Valley in the state of Nevada. During her free time she loves to spend it with her sdries and engage in activities like gardening, camping, fishing, skiing, biking and hiking.

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She also loves taking care of her pet German Shepherds. Ellen Hopkins first met Julia Richardson, who would soon become her editor, at a book festival. Ellen gave Julia the first few pages of her writing, which would soon be published as Crank. Julia liked what she read and took the liberty of getting it published.

By OctoberCrank hit the stands and by six weeks within the market, it soared up to cran, top ten lists. The follow up book of Crank, entitled Glass, also garnered huge acclaims from the reading public and has touched the lives of the readers across oceans and continents.

Identical, Impulse and Burn are likewise amongst the top ten bestselling lists but are completely about diverse subjects. Crank was the first novel that Ellen Hopkins wrote and was published in October of with the help of Julia Richardson, her editor. This way she learned a lot about her and the struggle that comes with the addiction.

All in all, the book is a good read because it is a topic that is sereis to the heart of many young adults and parents alike. It helps them learn how the substance work and helps them adjust to the devastating emotions involved in the struggle and most of all it helps them realize that kicking the habit cannot be forced on the addict—but the addict should want it as well.


With the many questions that readers have addressed after reading the book, especially the recurrent question of what happened to Kristina, Ellen created the sequel Glass. If you crznk one missing just send me an e-mail below.

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