January 7, 2011

Crank by Ellen Hopkins

Posted in book review tagged , , , at 6:15 pm by blueblazeslib

Kristina is the child every parent wants , good behavior , good grades , and shes pretty. Shes a high school junior. Over the summer Kristina decides she wants to see her father who lives in Mexico. While she’s there, Kristina meets a boy. He gives her a strange feeling that’s no boy has ever made her feel before. His names Adam. They click fast and get more serious with each other. Adam has a wild crazy , daring , and funny side. Kristina doesn’t. So she changes her name to Bree as well as her personality. So Adam only knows her as Bree the exotic girl that he’s been looking for. Adam introduces crank to Bree, not Kristina who would not ever even think about Crank. But being the dare devil Bree has always been, she does it. Before they knew it summers over and Kristina is heading back to Nevada, carrying with her Bree and the addiction to Crank. Wonder what extremes they’ll bring her. This is a book you shouldn’t miss out on.

Brianna, Class of 2014

Crank is a very popular book at WHS. We have it in print and on audio. You can also read another review here.


June 10, 2010

Impulse by Ellen Hopkins

Posted in book review tagged , at 5:26 pm by blueblazeslib

Impulse is an inspirational book about renewal. It’s about three lives, three broken souls, who attempted the one thing they thought could just make it all go away: suicide. They are sent to a psychiatric hospital called Aspen Springs along side other troubled adolescents . What pushed these people over the edge, so much so that they wanted to take their own lives only they themselves know. But fate has given them a second chance to change things, and its up to them to take it or not.
When I opened up this book, I had a very hard time putting it down. I became intertwined with the book, always curious of what would happen when I turned the page. I felt as though I was a part of the story, like I was there with the characters. Their feelings became my feelings, and I wanted nothing more but for them to be free of their demons. I’d recommend this book to mostly teenagers, because they could be the ones most likely to relate to this novel, but this book is not limited to that age group and I suggest anyone interested in human psychology should read this book.

Taryn, Class of 2011

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December 8, 2009

Crank by Ellen Hopkins

Posted in book review tagged , , at 1:54 pm by blueblazeslib

Crank, by Ellen Hopkins is a great book that can describe a lot of teenagers addictions to different drugs and what happens to them.  The story starts out with the main character Kristina going to visit her father at his house in Albuquerque and before she goes her mom says to her “don’t get into any bad habits Kristina”.  Both Kristina and her mother know that her dad does drugs.  Within the first four or five days of being there Kristina found her “love” and got addicted to nicotine and even worse she got addicted to meth.  Kristina only stayed at her dads for a week or two then she goes back to her mothers in Reno.  She starts looking for meth to buy from people and she meets the one boy named Brendan and all he wants from Kristina is sex and the other boy named Chase, Chase loves Kristina and Kristina loves Chase.  Kristina’s problems are not over yet you will have to read the book to find out what happens.

I thought this was a really good book.  What happens in this book is possible to happen to any average school kid.  You can get hooked on any type of drug within a week all you have to do is give your life up to a drug.  This is a good book for high school students like people 15 years of age and up.

Josh B., Class of 2010

Crank is available in the WHS Library.

April 30, 2008


Posted in book review tagged , at 12:43 pm by blueblazeslib

Crank by Ellen Hopkins is about a fifteen year old girl who becomes addicted to the drug crank. Kristina goes from a straight A student to a drug addict. She creates a new personality and calls herself Bree. Her life changes as she struggles to keep up with school and her friends. Crank or ‘the monster’ starts to take over her life.


Olivia, Freshman