Saturday, January 22, 2011

REVIEW: Fallout

Fallout is the newest book by Ellen Hopkins and is the third in the series of  books that started with Crank.  This particular novel follows the children of the first novels main character; Kristina.  Well, three of them anyway, the three oldest kids, all from different fathers. Hunter, who is in college and never met his father and though he professes to be completely in love with his girlfriend, has made a habit of cheating on her. Summer, who when shes not being bounced around from foster home to foster home spends time with her drunk of a father and whoever is his latest girlfriend. Lastly, there is Autumn who lives with her fathers dad and sister, he himself is currently in jail though she doesn't know very much about him as her aunt and grandpa don't speak of him much.  They say he used to be a good guy, but ever since he met her mother he has been going downhill since. 

Told in her now expected poem like style it is really hard to follow at first.  The connection between the three of them is not explained outright and not until a few sections in did I realize what tied them all together. It is also pretty predictable where the stories going to go early on.  The story was okay not one of my favorites and certainly not a must read, but definitely not a horrible read either.

3/5

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