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Written in verse, 15-year-old narrator Kristina reveals how she became addicted to crank, and how the stimulant turned her from straight-A student to drug addict.
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On a court-ordered visit to see her slimy and long-absent dad, she meets Adam. Soon, Adam introduces her to 'the monster' (there, she also unleashes a new personality, Bree). Her addiction grows, as does Bree's control over her. Her life changes quickly: Soon she's dating two guys, both of whom use crank; can't keep up with school, and loses her old friends.

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Drinking/Drugs problems?    -   drugs Brain/Body disability?    -   mental illness

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   2 () United States    -   Yes

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   actual description of hetero sex    -   Vagia talk!    -   rape/molest Lot of foul language?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   little dialog

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