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Fallout

By: Ellen Hopkins
Narrated by: Candace Thaxton,Rebekkah Ross,Jonathan Todd Ross,Kirby Heyborne
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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 20 years.

Hunter is 19, angry, getting by in college with a job at a radio station, a girlfriend he loves in the only way he knows how, and the occasional party. He's struggling to understand why his mother left him when he unexpectedly meets his rapist father, and things get even more complicated.

Autumn lives with her single aunt and alcoholic grandfather. When her aunt gets married and the only family she's ever known crumbles, Autumn's compulsive habits lead her to drink. And the consequences of her decisions suggest that there's more of Kristina in her than she'd like to believe.

Summer doesn't know about Hunter, Autumn, or their two youngest brothers, Donald and David. To her, family is only abuse at the hands of her father's girlfriends and a slew of foster parents. Doubt and loneliness overwhelm her, and she, too, teeters on the edge of her mother's notorious legacy. 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.

Told in three voices and punctuated by news articles chronicling the family's story, Fallout is the stunning conclusion to the trilogy begun by Crank and Glass and a testament to the harsh reality that addiction is never just one person's problem.

©2010 Ellen Hopkins (P)2016 Simon & Schuster

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Yessssssss!!

I read this book many years ago and loved every second of it! I have been waiting for this book to become available and have even emailed the author about it! I can't wait to enjoy it all over again! I also love Kirby Hayborne (the narrator) and am excited to hear him tell another story. He is amazing!

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Pure & Raw

Really enjoyed how each character had their own story to tell. I would definitely recommend this great read!!

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A New Beginning And A Fitting Conclusion

I had a tough time starting the book and staying invested, mainly due to the perspective shift from Kristina in "Crank" and "Glass", to that of Hunter, Autumn, and Summer. However once the three individual stories got going, they never stopped. Emotional, heartwarming, gut-wrenching, rage inducing, every twist and turn following the characters made it impossible to stop listening.

Ellen Hopkins' writing style, imagery, and emotional depth create a stunning conclusion for readers, while giving Kristina's story a well deserved send off.

All three narrators brought the characters to life. While it took me some time to fully hear their voices as Hunter, Summer, and Autumn instead of as narrators, by the end I couldn't imagine any other voices for these them. They beautifully embodied their characters.

If you're a fan of Ellen Hopkins, "Fallout" is a true must-have!

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the heartbreaking finale.

final book in the 3 part series. this time the story is told from the perspective of Christina's children. as with the former two books, I bawled my eyes out. what happened to my friend Christina? I guess in the first book I related to her so strongly. then in the second, she more and more broke my heart, and now, I'm just so sad that people live these kinds of life's. in my real life, I have two younger siblings who we've lost to drugs. my younger sister and my younger brother. I wonder if they'll ever change. anyways. the book is fantastic. I loved every bit of it.

one thing. who ever read for the part of hunter sucked. don't think they caught his voice or character at all.

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good book

I felt this book was very informative and entertaining, but I also felt like it was a little overly sexual for the age that is typically reading this book.

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great

love love love the author, the readers, and story all around great book 😍😍😍

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Love this series

I started reading her books when I came across Burned, Crank and Impluse at a thrift store. I read all 3 books within a 4 day weekend then I downloaded Glass and Fallout because I absolutely couldn't get enough of Ellen Hopkins writing. As a sibling of a herion addict I could never understand the how and why my brother could get the way he is, this series has helped me look at things from his point of view.

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a conclusion to the trilogy

I read the first 2 books about 9 years ago, and they are very well written and really suck you into the story. The last book just follows her children and how her life created a ripple effect into theirs. Seems like a lot of loose ends. And doesn't really keep you on the edge of your seat like the others. However, I had to give this one a listen because it's part of the series. I listened to this at work and this book took me the longest to finish. Great performance, dull storyline.

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Would recommend!

I love the entire series. I read them in HS and again now while in college.

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not really worth it.

no real context and a slow read that is hard to follow. i was not interested in this story.