Title: Crank
Author: Ellen Hopkins
Genre: Realistic Fiction, Drugs, Poetry

Summary: The story of Melinda who learns of crystal meth or "crank," that makes her discover her sexy confident alter-ego Bree.  Both sides of her take turn controlling her as she tries to escape the drugs that get her into a lot of trouble.

Characters: 8/10
Plot: 9/10
Originality: 7/10
Recommendation: 8/10
Age Rating: PG-13 to R

Review: This book was written in poetry, so the size of the book shouldn't intimidate you.  

I was worried that like most poems, this book would be hard to follow, but I turned out wrong.  It was actually pretty much sentences put in stance form.  Although the sentences weren't separated at clauses, so if you didn't read it carefully, sometimes you need to re-read it a couple times.

Even if the book was my first poetry and major drug story, I liked it a lot, even if as an introduction, it was pretty intense.