Kristina is a great student and a perfect daughter. But one day, on a trip to visit her father, Kristina meets a boy and the monster: crank. The old Kristina starts to disappear and her alter-ego, Bree, takes over. Bree is a fearless risk-taker. Bree becomes swept up in a world of addiction and lies as the monster takes over her life. Crank was an intense, powerful read. Knowing that is based on a true story (the author's daughter was a meth addict) makes it pack that much more of a punch. Hopkins' verse is beautiful and haunting. This book has been challenged many times, and I'm sure it's because of the language and subject matter. But meth addiction is not pretty. Crank really makes you think about the consequences of drug use and the heartbreaking effect addiction can have on a family. Crank stayed with me long after I finished reading it. I will definitely be picking up Glass and Fallout.