Crank by Ellen Hopkins

By Ellen Hopkins

Kristina Georgia Snow is the ideal daughter: talented highschool junior, quiet, by no means any difficulty. yet on a visit to go to her absentee father, Kristina disappears and Bree takes her position. Bree is the complete opposite of Kristina -- she's fearless.

Through a boy, Bree meets the monster: crank. And what starts off as a wild, ecstatic experience becomes a plow through hell for her brain, her soul -- her existence.

Show description

Read or Download Crank PDF

Similar fiction books

Filth

With the Christmas season upon him, Detective Sergeant Bruce Robertson of Edinburgh's best is gearing up socially—kicking issues off with every week of intercourse and medicine in Amsterdam. There are a few substantial flies within the ointment, although: a lacking spouse and baby, a nagging cocaine behavior, a few painful below-the-belt eczema, and a string of difficult extramarital affairs.

Breathing Lessons: A Novel

Maggie and Ira Moran were married for twenty-eight years–and it indicates: of their quarrels, of their workouts, of their skill to tolerate with affection each one other’s eccentricities. Maggie, a kooky, lovely meddler and an irrepressible optimist, desires not anything greater than to mend her son’s damaged marriage.

The Darwin Elevator

Jason M. Hough’s pulse-pounding debut combines the drama, swagger, and brilliant characters of Joss Whedon’s Firefly with the expertise of sci-fi writer John Scalzi.
 
within the mid-23rd century, Darwin, Australia, stands because the final human urban on the earth. the realm has succumbed to an alien plague, with lots of the inhabitants remodeled into senseless, savage creatures. The planet’s refugees flock to Darwin, the place an area elevator—created via the architects of this apocalypse, the Builders—emits a plague-suppressing aura.
 
Skyler Luiken has an extraordinary immunity to the plague. subsidized by way of a global group of fellow “immunes,” he leads missions into the damaging desert past the aura’s area to discover the assets Darwin must stave off cave in. but if the Elevator begins to malfunction, Skyler is tapped—along with the bright scientist, Dr. Tania Sharma—to clear up the secret of the failing alien know-how and keep the ragged remnants of humanity.

Praise for The Darwin Elevator
 
“[Jason M. ] Hough’s first novel combines the rapid-fire motion and remarkable characters linked to Joss Whedon’s short-lived Firefly television sequence with the accessibility and medical acumen of J. S. Corey’s ‘Expanse’ sequence. ”—Library magazine (starred review)
 
“The better part approximately alien tales is their secret, and Jason Hough is aware that like no different. choked with compelling characters and thick with stress, The Darwin Elevator offers either melancholy and wish besides a huge dose of ask yourself. It’s a super debut, and Hough can take my funds at any time when he writes something any further. ”—Kevin Hearne, long island occasions bestselling writer of The Iron Druid Chronicles
 
“Newcomer Hough screens a expertise for resourceful plotting and life like discussion, and the brisk pacing and cliffhanger finishing will continue readers enthralled and eagerly waiting for the subsequent installment. ”—Publishers Weekly
 
“Jason M. Hough does a very good activity with this large tale. the realm of Darwin and the Elevator is deliciously advanced and pleasant. Skyler, Tania, and all of the different characters are delightfully drawn and enjoyable to spend time with. . . . the tale unfolds with simply the precise stability of excessive experience, espionage, humor, and emotional fact. . . . once you end, you’ll wish extra. ”—Analog
 
“A debut novel in contrast to the other . . . this is often whatever certain. whatever iconic. The Darwin Elevator is stuffed with majesty and sweetness, secret and mayhem, colourful characters and insidious schemes. ”—SF sign
 
“Fun, action-packed and pleasing . . . a certain contender for technological know-how fiction debut of the yr! ”—Pat’s delusion Hotlist
 
“Claustrophobic, extreme, and fulfilling . . . I couldn’t placed this e-book down. The Darwin Elevator depicts a terrifying global, suspends it from a fragile thread, and forces you to learn with held breath as you count on the inevitable fall. ”—Hugh Howey, ny occasions bestselling writer of Wool
 
“Hough writes with impossible to resist strength and gritty realism. His places his characters via hell, mixing a powerful plot with heart-stopping motion and moments of uncooked terror because the global is going loopy within the shadow of unfathomable alien intentions. ”—Sara Creasy, writer of the Philip ok. Dick Award–nominated track of Scarabaeus

Naked in Garden Hills

A black jockey with a genius for horses and girls . .. his white grasp, a slave to the corrupt wishes of his flesh . .. an amoral Southern attractiveness queen, out to seduce and make the most them either. .. . From this twisted human triangle comes one of many sensational novels of our time—a revelation of ardour, perversity and weird hungers.

Extra resources for Crank

Example text

I know. ’ Dexter raised his head and stared bleakly at the grimacing samurai. ‘When it came to it, I didn’t . ’ Joan shook his shoulder, irritated by him. ‘So what? Nobody does. ’ ‘I had the balls . ’ Dexter calmed her with his quirky smile. ‘What I didn’t have was hope, or trust. I was relying on myself. For me, those children were already dead. I should have remembered who I was trying to be. ’ I waited for Dexter to reflate himself, jaw flexing as it reengaged with his scarred face. ‘The travel agency you tried to attack.

The planet is full. ’ Her voice rose to a derisive hoot. ‘Gangs of coolies who mix the cement and lay the runways. ’ They’re the real victims. ’ I held my ribs, no longer thinking of whether I could walk as far as the King’s Road. Kay Churchill was launched into a well-rehearsed rant, counting off the chipped beads in her catechism of obsessions. According to Henry Kendall, the tape found in the Heathrow air vent had contained a similar tirade. I remembered the amateur video of Laura lying among the glass and suitcases, and listened to Kay addressing her real audience, the weary magistrates who would finally consign her to a cell in Holloway.

Laing and a familiar figure on CND marches, joining Bertrand Russell at anti-nuclear sit-ins and being glamorously dragged away by the police. Late-night discussion programmes on television were as much her natural home as the consulting room. As a child I watched her on my grandmother’s TV set, deeply impressed by the caftans, waist-length black hair and fiercely articulate passion. Free love and legalized drugs meant little to me, though I guessed they were in some way connected to the friendly but unfamiliar men who appeared on her weekend visits, and to the home-made cigarettes she taught me to roll for her and which she smoked despite the protests of my wearily tolerant grandmother.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.29 of 5 – based on 16 votes