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

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

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


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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781933771670
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
Publication date: 05/12/2009
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 238,567
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

Ellen Hopkins has been writing poetry for many years. Her first novel, Crank, also written in verse, met with critical acclaim. She lives with her husband and son in Carson City, Nevada.

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Flirtin' with the Monster 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 53 reviews.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Knowledge is power, and although Ellen Hopkins no doubt would have preferred to not have lived the nightmare of her daughter's dance with Meth and other drugs, she has chosen to share her experiences with others. We should be grateful she has. FLIRTIN' WITH THE MONSTER is Ellen's non-fiction, no-nonsense account of why she chose to tell her story to the world, her choice of the fiction genre verses memoir, and her solid belief that teenagers deserve to read about real issues that affect their very real lives. We can't protect our teenagers forever, and if one adolescent can read about someone else's mistakes, and be frightened into not ever making the choices Ellen's daughter made, then she will have paved her way to heaven. In this title, Ellen has joined forces with numerous people, and included letters written by her own family, "Kristina" included, to discuss the Monster, her writing, and the impact her two best-selling novels have had on their own and others lives. The book is testimony to the influence that a story such as this can have on a person, young or old, when the choice to try a drug that first time presents itself. And it will present itself. As Niki Burnham so eloquently puts it in the opening chapter on role models our kids are reading about, or not allowed to read about, "...those caring parents do their teen a greater service by allowing them to read whatever they want and making it clear they're willing to discuss it with them afterward: Protecting them by preparing them." The world is full of imperfect people with imperfect lives. Why should the books we open to our teenagers be any different?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She is the best author to ever hit the YA book scene. She has helped me so much through everything Ive been through. From the first time you pick up an Ellen Hopkins book you will want to read more of her work. I ABOSLUTELY LOVE HER BOOKS. Ive recomended them to my friends.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This isn't written by other authors... This is a collection of essays written by Ellen's family talking about their experience with the real life "Kristina/Bree". Wonderful read.
BookWorm7AR More than 1 year ago
i loved it , it was kind of boring in the beginning but it caught up REALLY fast i recommend this book to anyone and i want more of ellen hopkins now i want to read all of her books cause i bet there as great as these ones. and and when ur beginning glass (the second part of this book) u just cant wait to see what happens! this is a great book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All of her books are amazing they have helped me trough hard times and i always go to these books if i need help
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all of her books and loved every single one of them l. Can't wait to read this one and hopefully she writes more. I recomend this to older readers although, it is not something for young readers.
Sierra Clegg More than 1 year ago
I am so glad we got to here from Hunter!
ClarissaLA More than 1 year ago
If you have read Crank, Glass, & Fallout, Flirtin' with the Monster is a must to read. I recommend this series to anyone looking for a new read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No one has a perfect life and monsters come in all shapes and sizes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How just go talk to him
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