Hi, I’m Haley. This project is a project about three book that were written by Ellen Hopkins. She wrote these books based off her daughters trials, hardships, and overall addiction.
Crank is the first book written, and Ellen didn’t originally plan to write a second or third, but her fans demanded. In this book Kristina starts out a great student in school, A+. She then turns into Bree, who is her more outgoing second personality. This girl will talk to any guy she sees and isn’t afraid to do anything. She goes downhill, and doesn’t find her way out.
Glass is the second book in the series, and it has a lot to do with getting hooked back on to the monster and not being able to stop. She also has two more children in the second book. The book ends with her going to jail because of her newest addiction and stealing from the man that had the meth.
http://www.youtube.com/v/7htDQ4Zs0UY&feature=player_embedded Fallout is written by the three older children. It is a harder book to read because it skips back and forth from the three different children, but you get to see the different impacts their mother had on their lives.
Ellen Hopkins is Marie Haskins, she tells her opinions and thoughts in the books, and she is still watching out for Cristal. They don’t keep in touch as much since they live almost 400 miles apart. She is writing more books, but no more about her family. She is writing them completely fiction although there are a few fan related parts in the books.
Right now Cristal is working in a newspaper business doing a simple job. She has gotten brain damage from tweaking (a word used for abusing the drug methamphetamine), and she stay mostly clean now. She has her three youngest kids living with her and is making it with the help of her real dad. They live together in Reno.
Jason is very smart and has had nothing to do with any illegal drugs. He and Hunter are very close as you can see in the top picture. Even though they are not full brothers they think as though they are.
Kelly is the youngest, and she had learned from her sisters mistakes not to do drugs of any sort. The man in this picture is the man she is still with today. This is their prom picture from her senior year.
Ellen did not know much about Kristina’s boyfriends or fathers of the children Kristina had and in the books she used the real name of Trey. She didn’t talk about the other father’s names at all in any of her interviews or on her website.
In real life Orian actually was adopted by Ellen and her husband, John Hopkins. She had the adoption legalized when he was four, but started taking care of him when he was just a baby. Ellen says, “He is the light of our lives (as well as the biggest pain!) and a true gift. He knows the whole story, of course, but considers us his parents, and we consider him our son.” This quote was taken from her website.
There was not much information about these children because Ellen Hopkins was the only person that gave out information about her daughter, and she does not know very much about her four younger kids.
Crank is the first book in the series. In this book you meet Kristina, and who she used to be. You will see her transformation from Kristina to Bree.
In Glass you meet Hunter, Kristina’s son. You can also see how her life spirals out of control when she goes back to the monster.
Fallout is written in the perspective of Kristina’s three oldest children. Hunter, Autumn, and Summer talk about their lives and how they have changed since their mother was a meth addict.
Kristina’s mother Ellen Hopkins is the author of these and many other books, as well as the mother of the girl these books are written about.
Main character of the books. Kristina also known as Bree is addicted to meth for the first time in Crank. Kristina is based off of Cristal, Ellen’s daughter.
Children of Ellen Hopkins In the books Marie (Ellen) has an older daughter and younger son, but in real life it is the other way around. I assume she made it that way so Kristina had someone to talk too.
Ellen’s youngest child In this picture is Kelly’s “forever love”. This term is used by Ellen and her family.
Fathers of Kristina’s kids Brendan raped Kristina and caused a pregnancy. Trey and Kristina had a baby and later joined in marriage. Jason was not talked about very much in the books, but he and Kristina also had a child. Ron and Kristina has two children together.
Son of Kristina The son of Cristal and Brendan. This year Orion will be 14.
Other children of Kirstina David and Donald are the only full blood siblings with the same dad, Ron. Summer is Jason’s daughter, and was in foster care during childhood. Autumn is Trey’s daughter, and she lived with Trey’s sister and father.
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