Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: Fallout - Ellen Hopkins

Waiting on Wednesday was started by Jill over at Breaking the Spine and is a post detailing an upcoming book you can't wait to read. This week my pick is Fallout by Ellen Hopkins, the third and final book in the Crank series. I hadn’t actually come across it until recently and wasn’t aware a third book had been written but, from the summary, it sounds fantastic and I really can’t wait until it comes out – just wish I could grab a copy now!

Published: September 14th 2010, Margaret K. McElderry

Summary (from Goodreads): Hunter, Autumn, and Summer—three of Kristina Snow's five children—live in different homes, with different guardians and different last names. They share only a predisposition for addiction and a host of troubled feelings toward the mother who barely knows them, a mother who has been riding with the monster, crank, for twenty years.

Hunter is nineteen, angry, getting by in college with a job at a radio station, a girlfriend he loves in the only way he knows how, and the occasional party. He's struggling to understand why his mother left him, when he unexpectedly meets his rapist father, and things get even more complicated.

Autumn lives with her single aunt and alcoholic grandfather. When her aunt gets married, and the only family she's ever known crumbles, Autumn's compulsive habits lead her to drink. And the consequences of her decisions suggest that there's more of Kristina in her than she'd like to believe.

Summer doesn't know about Hunter, Autumn, or their two youngest brothers, Donald and David. To her, family is only abuse at the hands of her father's girlfriends and a slew of foster parents. Doubt and loneliness overwhelm her, and she, too, teeters on the edge of her mother's notorious legacy.

As each searches for real love and true family, they find themselves pulled toward the one person who links them together—Kristina, Bree, mother, addict. But it is in each other, and in themselves, that they find the trust, the courage, the hope to break the cycle.

Told in three voices and punctuated by news articles chronicling the family's story, Fallout is the stunning conclusion to the trilogy begun by Crank and Glass, and a testament to the harsh reality that addiction is never just one person's problem.


  1. I haven't read anything by Ellen Hopkins by everyone one who has seems to love her.

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  3. I'll bet a lot of readers are waiting for this - hope it's a good final book in the trilogy.

  4. I may have to try this trilogy. That looks great!

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  5. Wow, this sounds very intense, but a good read!

    My WoW picks are here.

  6. Looks very interesting. Nice pick. Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.

  7. I've been told to read Ellen Hopkins by quite a few people; will have to check it out.

  8. I have had my eye on this one, but since it's part of a series (I think!), I should start at the beginning.

    I read "Identical" by this author. It took me awhile to get used to her format.

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  9. Great WoW post! I usually love Ellen Hopkins but I really like her individual novels. I'm not a fan of her Crank series. I loved the first book, tried the second but I just wasnt into it.



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