By Keith Staskiewicz
September 09, 2010 at 03:00 PM EDT

Ellen Hopkins’ Crank novels aren’t exactly light reading material. Written in free verse and dealing with the harrowing consequences of crystal meth addiction, the often grim and disturbing books are a serious YA counterpoint to Edward Cullen’s over-brooding. Fallout, the third in the series, is set to release on Sept. 14, just weeks after Hopkins’ invitation to headline  Texas’ Teen Lit Festival was rescinded. (For those of you who missed the fracas, Pete Hautman blogged that what had happened to Hopkins was “a form of censorship as damaging and inexcusable as setting fire to a library,” and he and other authors then withdrew from the festival, too.)

Any fans of Crank and Glass excited for Hopkins’ new book?