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Crank Summary
Ellen Hopkins

Everything you need to understand or teach Crank by Ellen Hopkins.

  • Crank Summary & Study Guide
  • 30 Crank Lessons
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  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
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Crank Summary

Plot Summary

Crank by Ellen Hopkins tells the story of a teenage girl who becomes addicted to crank, a form of methamphetamine. The novel follows Kristina's downward spiral as she attempts to feed her addiction and deal with the consequences of the bad decisions that she has made. At one of her lowest points, Kristina learns that she is pregnant by a man who raped her. Although she realizes how much destruction the drugs have brought into her life, Kristina still is unable to break her addiction.

Kristina begins taking drugs during a trip to visit her birth father in Albuquerque. Kristina is already feeling misplaced in her family by her stepfather and younger brother. She is deeply disappointed when she learns that her father is not the prince that she imagined him to be. Instead, he is distant and uninterested in Kristina. It is during this time of emotional...

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