Crank is a series of young adult novels by American author Ellen Hopkins. The series was based around her own daughter’s meth addiction. The novel Crank is required reading in several high schools and drug programs. The series follows Kristina, a bright high school junior, who is peer pressured into trying meth.
Ellen Hopkins is an American author of young adult novels and non-fiction books. She started writing her career writing non-fiction books for children about various topics such as Orcas and military subjects. Her YA novels are written in verse. She has written a couple of adult novels, including Triangles and Collateral.