WOW.This was my first Ellen Hopkins novel. My first time reading a novel in verse and my first time reading about drug abuse.What made the story more authentic was the fact that the story is based loosely on the author's daughter.I needed a few pages to get into the story, but as soon as I did, I couldn't put it down. The novel was so fast-paced, it matched the drug; being high and going trough everything high speed.The transformation and the change of Kristina's character was flawless in my opinion and I loved reading about her and wishing for her to finally stop to listen to the monster.The only thing that bugged was the instalove. It felt like the I love you. was said way too early. Twice.Other than that I was fascinated by the writing style and the poetic use of words while talking about not a very pleasant topic.I want to know how the story will continue and I want to read more of Ellen Hopkins beautiful writing!