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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Review: Glass

Title: Glass
Series: Crank # 2
Genre: Young Adult- Contemporary
Author: Ellen Hopkins
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry
Release Date: August 21, 2007
Book: Gifted from friend

"Crank. Glass. Ice. Crystal. Whatever you call it, it's all the same: a monster. And once it's got hold of you, this monster will never let you go. Kristina thinks she can control it. Now with a baby to care for, she's determined to be the one deciding when and how much, the one calling the shots. But the monster is too strong, and before she knows it, Kristina is back in its grips. She needs the monster to keep going, to face the pressures of day-to-day life. She needs it to feel alive.
Once again the monster takes over Kristina's life and she will do anything for it, including giving up the one person who gives her the unconditional love she craves -- her baby.
The sequel to Crank, this is the continuing story of Kristina and her descent back to hell. Told in verse, it's a harrowing and disturbing look at addiction and the damage that it inflicts."

Another great amazing book that crushes your heart and makes you bleed. I mean really, reading this book has really opened my eyes to something I never really seen or felt before. I always seen this type of things go on in movies, or heard through stories, but to really be in someone else's shoes and goes through this has really made an impact on me. 

Once again this story is about Kristina and the return of her past. I think, that if something returns from your past that you once let go and is now following you, this is your test. Whats it gonna be? Your life or the drugs? Throughout the book we see Kristina struggle so much. Many times, I just wanted to help her get out of what she is doing and be the person she is meant to be.

The plot line is the same expect now Kristina has a child. And one thing I always failed to understand is how a parent can choose a drug over a child. After reading this book, I am at a more understanding part of this. Drugs aren't easy to get out of. It has such a strong on hold on the person, like you are a slave to it. I saw Kristina fight so hard, yet fail.

This is another great book that will leave you speechless. I admire Ms. Hopkins so much for taking the time to write such true stories like this one. The impact that Ms. Hopkins has on me is something that I will always remember. Her writing and inspiration to write about these subjects has really inspired me.

I give it 4 BITES!

Happy Reading!



  1. You're on an Ellen Hopkins kick Savy, I love it:) Is this the second one you've read or have you read all of them? Do you have a favorite?

  2. This sounds very interesting. I so need to read Ellen's books. I like how realistically she portrays addiction. I don't know a lot about addiction, but it seems more realistic to show that recovery isn't easy and sometimes the drugs win.

  3. This sounds so heartbreaking. Oh man, I think I do need to pick up one of her books.

  4. WOW. This sounds like a highly emotional story. Though, like you, I cannot see why someone would choose drugs over a baby, no matter how they rationalize it.


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