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I read this series as a teen and love it even more now! This being the second book in the seriously it shows how quickly your life can change with addiction. You may even question how you ended up there. Highly recommend to anyone and everyone.
Wow... this book just blew my mind! I don't think I've ever read such a heart wrenching series. Glass is the sequel to Crank, that I reviewed last month. This book is loosely based on Ellen Hopkins's own daughter's battle with drug addiction. Like I said in my first review this book has a lot of drug usage, sex scenes and a ton of other adult content/themes, so read with caution... Since this is book 2 in the series, the story picks up 6 months after the first book ends. We are re-introduced to the main character Kristina who is now a meager 17 years old! The book starts on a very positive note. We find Kristina is sober for the first time in a long time and her life has undergone some MASSIVE changes. Without giving too much away, some of these changes leave Kristina feeling a little depressed and trapped in her own life. She feels like a prisoner in her own house, and we find that she quickly turns back to "The Monster." In book one we see Kristina's introduction into the narcotics world, and we see how addicting substances can be. Book 2 was honestly just so shocking. We only go through 1 year of Kristina's life and it was such a crazy contrast from start to finish. As a reader you literally watch a life deteriorate. Drug abuse is a scary thing and I think using her own experience Ellen Hopkins captured this so vividly throughout her novel. Just the way she described Kristina's appearance in the beginning of the novel vs how she was described at the end is mind blowing! My heart truly goes out to Ellen Hopkins because even though this book is written loosely from her daughters perspective, I can't imagine what it would be like being the mother in this story. That's heart breaking to even think about... There is a third book to this series so I look forward to reading the rest of Kristina's story. A 5 star read for sure.
In this sequel to Crank, Kristina finds herself with a newborn baby to care for as she struggles to stave off addiction. While she thinks this will make it easier to avoid the lure of drugs, it ultimately contributes to her stress. This book is both riveting and educational, providing insight into the toll meth can take on an individual and a family. It illustrates the life of someone addicted to drugs without glorifying or sensationalizing drug use.
Great story , really like the way this Author writes in verse form . And the story is so well written, amazing. Can hardly wait to read the 3rd book in this series FALLOUT that is the conclusion.
Amazing book! Ellen Hopkins is truly an amazing author.The book Glass that i have just finished reading is probably one of my favorite books ever at the moment. Kristina Snow is continuing with the struggle of her drug addiction as well as her new born son. A single mom, at 16 on to of that. In this book we learn so much more about Kristina and the new drugs she tries to take on to help cope during her difficult times. Usually I’m not a big fan of books in a series but this book really changed my perspective. It continued the story line the first book but at the same added such a new twist which kept it very exciting. This is the sort of book that can have u making so many different predictions but it is rare that any of the predictions will come true. i read this book as a part of one of my english classes book club and overtime me group and I would get together our discussions would be over the top. We had so much to say and so little time to say it. This just proves that Glass by Ellen Hopkins is a book that is out of this world. i assume that the target audience for this book is probably teenagers (Girls) 13 and up. Some of the subjects that are dealt with in this book are pretty mature such as drugs. I didn’t read this book until i was in grade nine. At the same time it is really an eye opener because it shows how real all these subjects and situations are in this world. If you are a teenage girl looking for a good read Glass is the way to go.
I would agree with some of my fellow readers that I was slightly fearful that this book would be very similar to the first one. However it was nothing like a repeat of the first book. In this book Kristina gets in way over her head by thinking she can control the monster. All she wanted is to feed the need and keep at a maintenance level to get through the day. On things leads to another until all is to much(without giving to much away).
This book shows how addicting crystal meth could be. An addiction is an addiction for life, it never goes away and this book is a good representation of that. Once you start with the monster will be part of your life if you want it to or not. I think if you want to know how a addiction can effect your life this is a great series to read.
This is sad journey for Kristina and I wish her the best.
This is the second book in the Crank series by Ellen Hopkins. I'm not usually big on reading but these books have kept me on the edge of my seat and reading. It follows a young girl and her struggle with "the monster" or her addiction to meth. Ellen Hopkins does a wonderful job putting the reader right into the story. There aren't many dull moments as just about anything can happen when you are fighting a meth addiction. Wonderful story. I would recommend to pretty much any teen.
This is a great sequel to Crank, and I like how it showed even more effects that meth can have on a person and their life. I kinda do wish that there was a book that took place while Kristina was pregnant with Hunter, and how she dealt with all that. Overall, I would recommend this book (and this series) if you want to know more about addiction and its effects.
Even more than in Crank, I think that this book shows the devastating effects meth can have on ones family and friends. Kristina goes to great lengths to use again, and she winds up in situations that hurt her child, sever the relationship she has with her mother, and twist the idea of love and how it should really feel.
I absolutly loved this book and finished the 681 pages in 4 days, thats how great this book is, I love books but this one is byfar one of my favourites, If only I had known there was one infront of glass, the one I finished and started the sieries of at
this book is suspenseful and constantly keeps the reader wondering what will happen next.
The second book in Kristina's story, Glass shows her fall back into the world of meth and men. After the birth of her first son, Hunter, she is able to get clean for a period of time and try her best to mother. But slowly she drifts back into drugs and lack of responsibility. If you have read Crank you MUST read Glass and the final novel; Fallout as well. Hopkins shows that a sequel is capable of being as strong as the first - and the final chapter in the trilogy is better than the rest as well.
Very excellent, once again Ellen Hopkins has made her book stunning. I want to know what happens to Kristina though, and her baby, so i hope the story about what happened later on will continue in Fallout also. :D
My third favorite out of Ellen Hopkin's books. Great sequel, and as usual, Ellen Hopkins delivers a fast and intricate read.
I was extremely touched by this book. I am a former cocaine addict, 2 and a half years clean, with only 2-3 relapses. I am currently now in school to become a social worker to work with youth ages 12-20 addicts. Kristina reminds me strongly of my ex girlfriend who still is a struggling meth addict. I tried to help her get clean and she was clean for awhile but i seen her a couple days ago and found out shes been using again and is now a week clean. Its a back and forth uphill battle for addicts, and i just want all addicts, those who have gotten clean and those still struggling, that theres someone who cares. I may not know you but I love you. And if you need someone to talk to, if you need help in anyway, just send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will help you anyway i can. Because there is light at the end of the tunnel, and there are people who care. I know because ive gone through it myself, and im extending a hand for whoever wants it. I wish you all the best.
I Liked the book Very much. But Its Sad That All of this happens In "The real world"
This sequel to the fantastic Crank definitely didn't disappoint. It wasn't until I picked up this book that I realized that the author is able to write with such accurate emotions because this series is inspired by personal experience. (her daughter had a meth addiction) That took my appreciation to whole new level. To share something so painful, and real takes a lot of courage. Hopkins did so beautifully!
found it exactly the same as Crank. which was a amazing book. but this one dragged the storyline on even more as we follow kristina down her doomed path even more.