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Thumbs up Crank - May 17th 2011, 02:41 AM

Has anyone read Crank by Ellen Hopkins? I read it recently and I just bought Glass today. What are your thoughts on it? Have you read any of Ellen Hopkins's other work? Share your thoughts/opinions!
   
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Re: Crank - May 17th 2011, 02:47 AM

I loveeeeeeeee this book. I actually brought Glass to inpatient treatment with me.
Have you heard of the new book Fallout? That one is really good too. :]


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Re: Crank - May 17th 2011, 02:53 AM

Yep! I was going to buy it so I could read it right after I finish Glass, but I didn't bring enough money with me
   
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Re: Crank - May 18th 2011, 08:59 AM

I haven't read it, but I've read Impulse and loved it, so this is something I'd definitely want to read.


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Re: Crank - May 19th 2011, 01:05 AM

I really like Ellen Hopkins! I've read Impulse and Identical by her, and I really liked them. I want to read Crank as well, but my school library doesn't have it.


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Re: Crank - May 19th 2011, 03:31 AM

I've heard very good things about Impulse and Indentical..I think I should probably buy them next!
Crank is amazing. Read it ASAP! ^_^
   
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Re: Crank - May 19th 2011, 05:40 AM

Ellen Hopkins is my favorite author. I have all three books in that mini series and I've read them all


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Re: Crank - May 19th 2011, 10:16 AM

Ellen Hopkins. <3 I think she might be my favorite author. That or one of my very top favorites. I read Crank for an assignment in my English class last semester and I absolutely loved it. I love her writing, her imagery. And also her format of her books. Where the words actually like form into shapes.

I've read Crank, Glass, and Impulse. I really want to read Identical and Fallout, but I don't have them. Those are some other things to add on my birthday wish list!


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Re: Crank - May 20th 2011, 09:08 PM

I think the way she writes is absolutely amazing. Especially if you look close, you can find hidden sentences. Especially in Identical.
I've read Impulse (first I read of hers and I LOVE it), Identical (second one I read, again, loved it.), and I'm currently reading Crank which I really like so far.
I can't wait for the Impulse sequel to come out! And I really want to read all her other books as well.



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Re: Crank - May 22nd 2011, 07:11 PM

I've read Crank, Burned, Impulse, Glass, and Tricks. I need to get the rest of them! I think these are some of my favourite books to read. They may be easy reads, but I can still imagine what is happening and capture the emotions. Ellen Hopkins does a wonderful job. After reading Impulse, I was hooked on her books!
   
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Re: Crank - May 22nd 2011, 07:36 PM

Actually, I don't think they're easy reads at all. Sometimes it can be hard to get into the poetic flow of Ellen's writing.

I finished Crank, and I have to say it didn't live up to the hype for me. I was a little disappointed, I didn't think it was quite as great as everyone said and I definitely think some of her other books were better. I'll still be reading Glass and the others though.



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