Sunday, July 13, 2008
The Sunday Salon
It's 6am here on the east coast. The sun is just starting to pinken everything. Such a beautiful time of the day!
I'm glad I finished this book. It's the continuation of her earlier book Crank and the main charcter, Kristina, is still as obnoxious as ever. I wanted to slap her. She has a decent family and a cute little baby boy but what does she do? Gets messed up with drugs so bad that she can barely function.
At the end of the book, the author, Ellen Hopkins, says that the novel is based on her own daughter's struggles with drugs. There is no happy ending and I'm glad to see that many teenagers in my school are reading these books.
Like the first one, this one, too, is written in poetry form with each poem a different shape. This makes for a quick read. Thank God! It was just so depressing.