Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Review: Fallout by Ellen Hopkins

Summary: 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. 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.

(Sorry for the short review. It was typed on my phone in school, and I had little patience for the tiny touch screen keyboard. :) )

Kim's Review: Man, oh man. I'm so sad to have finished this trilogy! Kristina's story is honestly one of the most interesting and captivating ones I have ever read in YA fiction. It was so interesting to see how her children were doing in this book (written from their point of view). Ellen Hopkins has a way of creating believable, amazing, and intriguing characters - I wish I knew her secret. My favorite character was Hunter, probably because he's the one I've read about most in previous books. However, I truly loved all the characters, and reading the last two pages brought tears to my eyes (in the middle of Spanish class, might I add). I'm so sad to have to let these characters go, never to read any more about them. Read this trilogy, and all of Hopkins's books. As one of my all-time favorite authors, she definitely does not disappoint.

(Also, while this is the last book of a trilogy, I suppose you could read it by itself. The previous two books just add a lot more backstory.)

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