Monday, November 29, 2010


Anyone who is familiar with Ellen Hopkins other books Crank and Glass, will recognize the woman in Fallout as Kristina Snow. But she is not the focus this time. The story alternates perspectives between her three children, Hunter, Autumn, and Summer. The story they tell is very different then Kristina’s own, often filled with abuse and neglect, or simply the need to be loved. The style is Ellen Hopkins usual, free verse poetry. Even if you have not read Crank and Glass you will be able to understand what is happening. This book is beautifully written and the story it tells is one that is not often told, that addiction does not only affect the addict, but every one around them as well.  

Jenna, 14 

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