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Fallout (Hardcover) by Ellen Hopkins

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Told in three voices and punctuated by news articles chronicling the family's story, "Fallout" is the stunning conclusion to the trilogy begun in "Crank" and "Glass."



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The gripping conclusion to the Crank trilogy, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Ellen Hopkins.

Hunter, Autumn, and Summer--three of Kristina Snow's five children--live in different homes, with different guardians and different last names. They share only a predisposition for addiction and a host of troubled feelings toward the mother who barely knows them, a mother who has been riding with the monster, crank, for twenty years.

Hunter is nineteen, angry, getting by in college with a job at a radio station, a girlfriend he loves in the only way he knows how, and the occasional party. He's struggling to understand why his mother left him, when he unexpectedly meets his rapist father, and things get even more complicated. Autumn lives with her single aunt and alcoholic grandfather. When her aunt gets married, and the only family she's ever known crumbles, Autumn's compulsive habits lead her to drink. And the consequences of her decisions suggest that there's more of Kristina in her than she'd like to believe. Summer doesn't know about Hunter, Autumn, or their two youngest brothers, Donald and David. To her, family is only abuse at the hands of her father's girlfriends and a slew of foster parents. Doubt and loneliness overwhelm her, and she, too, teeters on the edge of her mother's notorious legacy. As each searches for real love and true family, they find themselves pulled toward the one person who links them together--Kristina, Bree, mother, addict. But it is in each other, and in themselves, that they find the trust, the courage, the hope to break the cycle.

Told in three voices and punctuated by news articles chronicling the family's story, FALLOUT is the stunning conclusion to the trilogy begun by CRANK and GLASS, and a testament to the harsh reality that addiction is never just one person's problem.



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Hopkins' pithy poetry is the perfect vehicle to deliver the festering emotional beating that drug addiction inflicts on families. . . . Fallout is impossible to put down. - VOYA

The final installment of the trilogy that began with CRANK and GLASS examines the impact of Kristina's methamphetamine addiction on three of her children, now teens. Though not raised by their mother, they are still 'dealing with the fallout of choices' she made, beginning in her own teenage years, as the narratives shifts among them. Hunter is quick to anger and experiments with substances, too; Autumn suffers from OCD and panic attacks because 'things happened' when she was little; and Summer bounces around to different foster homes before running away with her boyfriend. Fans will recognize the author's trademark style: this is a gritty, gripping collection of free verse and concrete poems. Hopkins neatly creates news articles attributed to Associated Press, Variety, and other sources, clueing reading in to the fates of other characters from the first two books. In the end, readers will be drawn into the lives of each of these struggling teens as they deal with complicated home lives, first loves, and a mostly absent mother who 'wants to love them' but is too damaged to do so. --Publishers Weekly



About The Author



Ellen Hopkins is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of numerous young adult novels, as well as the adult novels such as Triangles, Collateral, and Love Lies Beneath. She lives with her family in Carson City, Nevada, where she has founded Ventana Sierra, a nonprofit youth housing and resource initiative. Follow her on Twitter at @EllenHopkinsLit.
Dimensions (Overall): 7.25 Inches (H) x 5.35 Inches (W) x 2 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.21 Pounds
Suggested Age: 13-19 Years
Number of Pages: 665
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Social Issues / Drugs + Alcohol + Substance Abuse, Family / Orphans + Foster Homes, Social Issues / Adolescence, Health + Daily Living / General, General
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Format: Hardcover
Author: Ellen Hopkins
Language: English
Street Date: September 14, 2010
TCIN: 12700716
UPC: 9781416950097
Item Number (DPCI): 059-12-0063
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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3.0 out of 5 stars with 1 reviews

Intense!

3 out of 5 stars
Mickey Reed - 13 years ago
Woweeeee. I forgot how intense these books are. This is the third book in the Crank series. Kristina's story of drug use taking over her life is exposed in these novels. They are fictionalized versions of the author's own daughter's life. This one picks up 20 years later, and she has five children. Three of them, the older ones, tell their stories and update us on Kristina's life in their own way. It centers around the holidays. The oldest is on his own now, one girl is in foster care, and another is staying with her father's parents. It deals with their own temptations, illnesses, addictions, relationships, and so on. It's further in the future than life really is for this real family, so it's mostly fiction. I didn't always understand the newspaper articles spread throughout the book, but that's okay. Good novel either way.
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