Ellen Hopkins Writing Styles in Crank

Ellen Hopkins
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Point of View

This story is told from the first-person point of view of Kristina/Bree. This first person point of view is important to the story because the reader must be able to know Kristina's thoughts and emotions in order to understand why she does the things she does. Any other point of view would yield a less powerful account.

This story is told through what might best be described as lyrical poetry. For this reason, most of the novel is told through exposition instead of dialogue. In places where there is dialogue, Hopkins generally uses italicized words to indicate when a person other than Kristina is speaking. There is little use of quotation marks throughout the entire story.

Setting

There are two main locations in which the action of this story takes place. The first is Albuquerque, the city where Kristina's biological father lives. It is in...

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