Study Guide

Crank Characters

By Ellen Hopkins

Kristina "Bree" Snow

From Holden Caulfield to Hazel Lancaster, literature is packed with troubled teenage characters....

Adam

You might consider Adam the one who starts it all—after all, it is meeting him on the steps...

Brendan

The hunky lifeguard Kristina/Bree hits on at her dad's company picnic might look like a pretty...

Chase Wagner

Chase Wagner might be notorious as Reno High's "storied bad boy" (As If That Weren't Enough.1),...

Hunter Seth Snow

He might only make an appearance at the very end of the book, but Kristina's son, Hunter, is...

Kristina's Dad

It's interesting that while he plays a pretty huge role in setting Kristina's conflict in motion,...

Marie

Moms tend to be pretty complicated characters in books with young female protagonists. On one...

Scott

Kristina's stepfather may be more reliable and generally a better parent than her biological...

Leigh

There's no denying that Kristina and her big sister have always had a close relationship. As the...

Lince

There's nothing like a jealous girlfriend to spice up an already hot summer romance. Kristina...

Robyn Rosselli

Cheerleaders may appear to be clean-cut Miss School Spirit carbon copies, but Kristina's friend...

Sarah Baker

Let's be honest—we all have that friend. Yeah, you know which one we're talking...

Trent Rosselli

Along with Sarah, Trent is Kristina's best friend from before Bree crashed into her life. One of...

Jake

Jake might be the typical annoying little brother that tends to show up in young adult novels,...

Albert

Riding in coach on a three hour airplane flight is bad enough, but having to sit next to one of...

Kristina's Grandmother

Kristina and her family briefly go to visit her grandmother in San Francisco around Kristina's...