The capital of Panem, in what used to be North America, keeps its twelve surrounding districts in check by forcing each to send a young man and woman to participate in the Hunger Games. These Hunger Games - a fight to the death - are televised live all over Panem. When sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen steps forward to take her younger sister's place, she expects that she will die in the Games. But survival seems to be second nature to her, and the reader can't help but cheer her every attempt to do just that.
Hopkins tells the story of a Mormon teen struggling with her faith in verse. Her abusive father and submissive mother along with the oppressive weight of caring for six younger siblings add more stress to Pattyn's life. Will a summer away settle her faith questions or just accentuate them?
"Crank. Glass. Ice. Crystal. Whatever you call it, it's all the same: a monster. And once it's got hold of you, this monster will never let you go."
The second book in the Crank series, Glass tells the story of Kristina Snow, whose addiction to crystal meth is so great that, despite her attempts to control her use, it controls her life and leads her to make choices no sober person would even consider.
Nic got first got drunk at the age of 11. That first drink lead him to marijuana, cocaine, ecstacy and all too soon to meth and heroin. Through it all, Sheff was sure he could quit anytime he wanted to. However one horrible summer proved to Sheff that breaking free of the drugs that dominated his life would not be easy.