Fallout (Crank Series #3)

Fallout (Crank Series #3)

by Ellen Hopkins
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Fallout (Crank Series #3) by Ellen Hopkins

This gripping conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Crank trilogy features a refreshed look and a trade paperback trim size.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442409453
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Publication date: 09/14/2010
Series: Crank Series , #3
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 672
Sales rank: 70,313
Lexile: NP (what's this?)
File size: 5 MB
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Ellen Hopkins is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of eleven young adult novels, as well as the adult novels 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. Visit her at EllenHopkins.com and on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter at @EllenHopkinsLit.

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Fallout (Crank Series #3) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 576 reviews.
ReadingAngel002 More than 1 year ago
I don't know how to put into words what I feel about these books. They are so powerful that I know I just can't do this review the justice it deserves. I stay so emotionally wrecked while reading these books that it takes me a couple days to recover. Fallout was no exception. It had me laughing, crying, and shaking with anger in the span of only a few pages. In CRANK and GLASS we go through teenage Kristina's dance with "the monster", meth. We see her spiral deeper and deeper into addiction. When reading these two books from Kristina's point of view you just can't help but feel sorry for her, feel like it's not all her fault. But, while reading Fallout, which is from the point of view of her 3 teenagers, we see the fallout of Kristina's addiction of a completely different point of view. I found myself hating that same girl that I once felt sorry for. How dare she keep doing the things she's doing when she has these wonderful children that she should be living her life for? We learn that her amazing mother has been through so much for her and that she could have gotten help, if she would have just reached out and accepted when it was offered to her time and time again. I don't know how anyone could read these books and even consider trying drugs afterward. Once you see how one person's addiction can spiral out of control and affect so many peoples lives. These books should be required reading in every high school across the country in my opinion! Don't ban it, celebrate it! I suggest all of my readers who haven't read this series yet run out and buy it right now!!! What are you waiting for?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I first started reading this, I had to stop and double check that I didnt skip a few books. Was confused that Kristina's children were telling their side of the story and how their lives were affected by her and her addiction. I felt that Kristina's side of the story wasnt finished. There couldve been a few more books from her view. It was hard to keep up with which kid belongs to who so I kept mixing up the characters but I ended up catching on after a bit. I liked each one of the kids in their own way. Each of them had their own issues. Bugged me how issues were brought up and then that was it...nothing more about it. I was expecting more of an ending and it seemed like it just ended too fast. There was too much unfinished business and unresolved conflicts with Kristina and her kids. Wouldve been a better ending if there was more of a meaningful resolution. I still read this book fairly quickly but not as quick as the first two books. I am a bigger fan of the first two books for sure but the third is still decent in its own way.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Perfect way to end this trilogy: writing a book in Kristina's childrens point of view(: (Ellen Hopkins you ROCK!!!)
eileen murphy More than 1 year ago
this book is amazing it teaches u things that i never thought was possible
Cesar Mercado More than 1 year ago
a good book.the series speaks out about how drugs ( or the monster) can effect your life,but not just yours. drugs will effect others if they cant find the courage and hope to break the cycle. thought you can do it once?think again!
MicheleLeesBookLove More than 1 year ago
Reviewed for Monster Librarian as part of Banned Books Week With Fallout, the third book in the series that started with Crank centered on Kristina, a meth addict, Hopkins moves on to show the effect Kristina's selfish and yet victimous ways have had on her children. Fallout is told through three narrators: Hunter, Kristina's first child, born of a rape and trying to deal with rage; Autumn, who struggles with OCD and turns to alcohol to get her through a major life change; and Summer, who doesn't know about any of her siblings, and has been raised by a series of abusive foster homes and her own addict father. It focuses on the effect Kristina still has on those around her, and covers a wide spectrum of emotional and psychological problems. Fallout is raw, as can be expected from Hopkins, sharp and yet beautiful as well. Hopkins manages to bring new sympathy to the subject, even to the characters readers already know about have have started to hate. While the full scope of the story would be missed if readers started here this is the book of the series that most calls to the loved one of friend struggling to support (or justify not supporting) an addict. Highly recommended. Contains: drug use, sex, language
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i picked up crank from my school library... after reading 13 reasons why by jay asher. reading crank,  i wasnt used to how it was written in verses but ellen hopkins really made it interesting. when i finished reading crank and glass, the book weirdly made me think about this girl in my school who is a meth user... she isnt an addict but she plays with other drugs.she like the real  kristina/bree it is a sad thing.... i try to help her but she doesnt let me. im reading the fall out now which is about her 3 older kids, its very interesting so far to see how this kids lives are due to their mother and fathers mistakes. i really like summer view on the situation. ellen hopkins with these books really touched me and i hope her daughter is recovering well. addiction is a hard thing to get rid of. i have a addiciton to self harm.. and i hope to recover.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
very good, I read it in about 2 days, I could not put it down!
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ashleyylovely More than 1 year ago
Amazing book. Not as good as Crank, but quite an amazing story.
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Fallout was a good way to end the series although it had ended to fast, there was a lot of unfinished problems i would have liked to know how they came along or were resolved. Good way to end the series with a kids point of view altough i had gotten the two girls mixed up a lot! Plus i never even heard of their exsistence in glass so having these girls added to hunter plus two little boys whos veiws were never shown was a bit of a shock i feel like their should have been another book in between glass and fallout so hopefully some sense was made. Ellen hopkins is an amazing writer and really captures the esesence of the young rebels downfall. Yes i know she writes with vulgar and sexual content but i am 14 and can b mature about it, i mean its a part of life if you do not like the way she writes then dont read it all.
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
A series to read once. I don't know, verse novels aren't my kinds of reads. Some maybe but there are others I thought were okay. This one again, wow. The writing in verse was interesting. Would I read these again? Maybe. No, well maybe. Anyway, read the series if its your kind of read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This entire series is incredible, and really shows what meth can do to not only a person, but a whole family.
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I recommend you read the first 2 books obviously! But this book is incredible, one that I think everyone should read! Not just this book but the whole series. Just a wonderful, heart throbbing, beautifully twisted book. Pick it up and read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think this was a good way to end the books. I loves them all.
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I like all of them alot