83 pages 2 hours read

Ellen Hopkins


Fiction | Novel/Book in Verse | YA | Published in 2004

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Chapters 224-263

Chapter Summaries & Analyses

Chapter 224 Summary: “Before I Met the Monster”

Before meth, life had a predictable rhythm of school, homework, and family time.

Chapter 225 Summary: “But Now Nothing”

Now that she has developed an addiction to meth, nothing in Kristina’s life feels right, except getting away and getting high.

Chapter 226 Summary: “Problem Number One: School”

Being with the monster involves a new routine. Kristina uses cigarettes and coffee to manage school and carefully plans which classes to cut each day so that she doesn’t miss too many classes with the same teacher in a row.

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