Flirtin' with the Monster
Your Favorite Authors on Ellen Hopkins’ Crank and Glass
Edited by Ellen Hopkins
Where is the line between truth and fiction? Why do love and addiction so often go hand in hand? What does the real “Kristina” think about the way her story is told in Crank and Glass?
Crank and Glass have always been more than just stories. Join their author Ellen Hopkins and a host of other writers as they delve deep into Kristina’s story, from the straight truth on the physical effects of methamphetamine addiction to the psychological consequences of keeping secrets (and how Hopkins’ books have encouraged so many teens to reveal theirs).
With an essay by Ellen’s real-life daughter (the basis for the character of “Kristina”) that tells her version of the events that inspired the books–along with perspectives from “Scott,” “Jake,” and 10-year-old “Hunter,” the baby from Crank–Flirtin’ with the Monster is a compelling journey through the complexities of Hopkins’ beloved bestselling works.
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Later this week we’re going to be giving away a copy of Micol Ostow’s new book, family. To learn about the book and meet its author (and even get some writerly advice from her) check out our interview below!
Micol Ostow was working as an editor of young adult fiction when she began to write her own books; since then, she has published over 40 works for readers...