Hopkins, Ellen (Book - 2010)
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Written in free verse, explores how three teenagers try to cope with the consequences of their mother's addiction to crystal meth and its effects on their lives.
Authors: Hopkins, Ellen
Statement of Responsibility: Ellen Hopkins
Title: Fallout
Publisher: New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2010
Characteristics: 665 p. ; 19 cm.
Summary: Written in free verse, explores how three teenagers try to cope with the consequences of their mother's addiction to crystal meth and its effects on their lives.
Subject Headings: Novels in verse Juvenile fiction Drug abuse Juvenile fiction Families Juvenile fiction Emotional problems of teenagers Juvenile fiction Brothers and sisters Juvenile fiction Mothers Juvenile fiction Family problems Fiction Emotional problems Fiction Brothers and sisters Fiction Mothers Fiction Novels in verse
Topical Term: Novels in verse
Drug abuse
Emotional problems of teenagers
Brothers and sisters
Family problems
Emotional problems
Brothers and sisters
Novels in verse
LCCN: 2009048408
ISBN: 9781416950097
Branch Call Number: FIC H
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Oct 31, 2013
  • iceangel3 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This was a great ending to the series. It gave Kristina's children a voice. It also gave the author a little more of a voice. This book not only shows how meth affected Kristina, but it shows how meth affects other. Without giving it away I loved the end the last thought of the the 3 children.

Jul 17, 2013
  • BookWormChelly rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Loved this book, its amazing.

Jul 14, 2013
  • ABenoit rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Very realistic and an exciting yet provocative read. I loved it

Feb 18, 2013
  • KKPGIRL rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I really enjoyed this book and how it showed the long-term effects of meth on a person's friends and family. I can't say that I enjoyed all the characters because Kristina makes me so mad, Hunter is a cheating jerk, and Autumn acts way too naive and makes some stupid decisions (I tried to be vague and not give anything away). Summer is probably the only one who didn't irritate me a lot. However, I'd still recommend this book (and this series) because it gives you an inside view of the consequences of meth, and I've learned a lot from this series.

This books takes the point of view of Kristina's children and shows the effects meth had on her family. Though the individual stories are strong, I was not the greatest fan of the ending. It is highly unlikely that everyone would happen to come together, even though this brings a definite ending to the trilogy. Apart from the last few sections- good book.

Aug 08, 2011
  • kaylamodel rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I was extremely touched by this book. This one in particular showed how drug use and your choices affects everyone around you. Theres nothing sader than the pain, rage and hatred Kristina's children feel towards their mother for chosing drugs over them. It shows how from the first book to this one how much Meth has taken a toll and taken everything from her that she ever was or ever could be. I am a former cocaine addict, 2 and a half years clean, with only 2-3 relapses. I am currently now in school to become a social worker to work with youth ages 12-20 addicts. Kristina reminds me strongly of my ex girlfriend who still is a struggling meth addict. I tried to help her get clean and she was clean for awhile but i seen her a couple days ago and found out shes been using again and is now a week clean. Its a back and forth uphill battle for addicts, and i just want all addicts, those who have gotten clean and those still struggling, that theres someone who cares. I may not know you but I love you. And if you need someone to talk to, if you need help in anyway, just send me an email at the_blackfire_dragon@hotmail.com, and I will help you anyway i can. Because there is light at the end of the tunnel, and there are people who care. I know because ive gone through it myself, and im extending a hand for whoever wants it. I wish you all the best.

Apr 27, 2011
  • jessica_wirth rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The final book in the Crank series in from the POV of Kristin's children. Interesting to see how addiction affects those around you. This is a story that could go on forever, but wraps up satisfyingly in this 3rd and final book. Would definitely recommend this series to others.

Jan 16, 2011
  • teenlibrz rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

In my opinion, this was the best of this series. "Fallout" picks up the story after Bree's children have grown and talks about the issues they are dealing with because of their "relationship" with their mother.

Jan 02, 2011
  • TheJoker rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The best of the series!

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Feb 05, 2013
  • KKPGIRL rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Written in free verse, explores how three teenagers try to cope with the consequences of their mother's addiction to crystal meth and its effects on their lives.
Their mother is the main charatcher in Crank and Glass.


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