Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple
Hopkins, Ellen. 
New York : Simon Pulse, 2004.
ISBN 0689865198
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Anyone know what “crank” is?  It’s slang for several drugs like crack cocaine, crystal meth or heroine.  While visiting her father, 17 year old Kristina, a good student and daughter gets introduced and quickly addicted to crystal meth or, as she calls it, “the monster”.  She soon starts calling herself Bree, an alter ego who unlike Kristina, will do just about anything to get more meth.  Her life slowly spirals downward and out of control as ‘the monster” takes over.  The author of this book is the mother of a meth addict.  This novel, written in free-verse poems with creative lay outs, is based on her experiences with her daughter as well as experiences of other families of meth addicts.  (Davinna Artibey, Denver Center for International Studies, Denver Public Schools, CO)
SUBJECTS:     Drug abuse -- Fiction.
                        Teenage girls -- Fiction.
                        Biographical fiction.
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