Thursday, September 29, 2011

Celebrate the Freedom to Read: CRANK

Memphis Reads had such a great response from staff members who wanted to talk about banned or challenged books that we will finish Banned Books Week with three reviews each day until October 1st.

Andrea King celebrates CRANK, by Ellen Hopkins

This is a brilliant Young Adult book. Written in verse, Hopkins tells the story of goody-goody Kristina transforming into wild-spirited Bree after discovering crystal meth. The book is a lengthy 537 pages, but because of the style it is written as well the gripping "what happens next?" aspect, it is a quick read. This book was inspired by Hopkins' own daughter's struggle with drug abuse.

--Andrea King, Poplar-White Station Library


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