Review: Crank – Ellen Hopkins

**Warning: May contain spoilers, minimally**

What I liked: I loved this book. It was beautifully written, despite the gruesome topics it addressed. The monster, rape, and teen pregnancy are definitely not taken lightheartedly and Ellen Hopkins strings all three into a wonderful book that touches your heart, pulls at your emotions, and completely moves you. I also really liked how this book triggered so many emotions within me. There is a disturbing scene, for me anyway, that made me feel sick to my stomach, literally.

What I disliked: I wasn’t fond of the ending, I prefer happy endings and not all stories end happily, but at least there’s a sequel (or two)! I didn’t really identify with Kristina (or Bree, for that matter) but I could relate minimally to several of her feelings and family relationships.

Overall: I enjoyed this book and I would definitely recommend it. I do plan on reading the sequels, I already have Glass sitting on my bookshelf and will pick it up in the future, soon hopefully. While it may not be appropriate for younger readers, this was an amazing read!

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