Flirtin' with the Monster: Your Favorite Authors on Ellen Hopkins' Crank and Glass

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BenBella Books, 2009 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 180 pages
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Where is the line between truth and fiction?

Why do love and addiction so often go hand in hand?

What does the real "Kristina” think about the way her story is told in Crank and Glass?

Crank and Glass have always been more than just stories. Join their author Ellen Hopkins and a host of other writers as they delve deep into Kristina’s story, from the straight truth on the physical effects of methamphetamine addiction to the psychological consequences of keeping secrets (and how Hopkins’ books have encouraged so many teens to reveal theirs).

With an essay by Ellen’s real-life daughter (the basis for the character of "Kristina”) that tells her version of the events that inspired the books--along with perspectives from "Scott,” "Jake,” and 10-year-old "Hunter,” the baby from Crank--Flirtin’ with the Monster is a compelling journey through the complexities of Hopkins’ beloved bestselling works.
 

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User Review  - abbyivan - Overstock.com

Not what i expected. I thought it was an actual story...but then again thats on me for not reading through. Read full review

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Contents

Role Models
15
More Than Just a Broken Line
27
Love Is an Addiction
45
Why Kristina Cant Just Quit
57
A View From the Bench
73
Letting a Loved One Go
87
The Secrets Out
95
The Importance of Being Between
109
RealityBased Memoir vs NonFiction
121
Letting Go
141
Best Friend Stolen
153
Kristina Speaks Up
165
Choices
177
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About the author (2009)

Ellen Hopkins was born in Long Beach, California on March 26, 1955. She started her writing career with a number of nonfiction books for children, including Air Devils and Orcas: High Seas Supermen. She has written about 20 non-fiction books. Her first novel, Crank, was written in verse and met with critical acclaim. Her other fiction works include Burned, Impulse, Glass, Identical, Tricks, Fallout, Perfect, Tilt, Collateral, Smoke and Traffick, which made the New York Times Best-Seller list in 2015.

Leah Wilson is a senior editor at BenBella Books and is the editor of "Welcome to Wisteria Lane: On America's Favorite Desperate Housewives" and the coeditor of "James Bond in the 21st Century: Why We Still Need 007 "and "Mapping the World of the Sorcerer's Apprentice: An Unauthorized Exploration of the Harry Potter Series Complete Through Book Six," She lives in Dallas.

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