Flirtin' with the Monster: Your Favorite Authors on Ellen Hopkins' Crank and Glass Setting & Symbolism

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Methamphetamine

Methamphetamine addiction is the subject of Ellen Hopkins' two books, "Crank" and "Glass." Meth addiction is one of the most common among teenagers. It often addicts its teen victims after only one use.

Judicial System

Judge Tatro, who is a contributor to "Flirtin with the Monster," described the dramatic increase he had seen in young meth addicts coming through his court over fourteen years.

Memoir

A memoir is a truthful account of a person's life. However, in recent years, several high-profile memoirs were exposed as frauds and the genre's credibility suffered. It was one of the reasons that Ellen Hopkins decided against writing "Crank" as a memoir.

Verse Fiction

"Crank" and "Glass" by Ellen Hopkins were both written in the unusual style of verse fiction. Although it is lyrical and poetic in nature, it is also a dramatic format that adds intrigue and interest to a narrative...

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