Glass by Ellen Hopkins

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Title: Glass
Author: Ellen Hopkins
Genre: Fiction, social and family issues
How I got the book: I bought it

Summary (from Amazon):

Crank. Glass. Ice. Crystal. Whatever you call it, it’s all the same: a monster. Kristina thinks she can control it. Now with a baby to care for, she is determined to be the one deciding when and how much, the one calling the shots. But the monster is strong, and before she knows it, Kristina is back in its grip…and it won’t let go.

My Review (may contain spoilers!):

Being the sequel, Glass picks up right where Crank left off.

Kristina is home and everything seems well. She’s back with her mother and step-father, her baby son Hunter, and no monster to get in her way.

Except the monster comes knocking on her door and as much as she wants to say no, she just can’t resist.

Kristina’s encounter with glass not only endangers herself, but endangers her loved ones. The lying and sneaking out starts back up again. However, Kristina’s mother is too smart to be fooled this time around.

Kristina gets kicked out of her own house and must learn to fend for herself while her mother takes care of her son. Kristina is heartbroken by this, but the drugs have a stronger hold on her than her own flesh and blood.

The poetic and rhythmic style of this story makes it easy to read and understand. Told through Kristina’s eyes, the reader really gets a sense of how strong drugs can really be.

Glass is a heavy, powerful story and is a must read for anyone; especially since the more Kristina lets the drugs control her, the deeper she gets herself into trouble.

Glass by Ellen Hopkins gets 5 out of 5 stars.

Favorite Quote:

“Just don’t forget you won’t find a better friend in the world than the friends you have in your family.” –Ellen Hopkins, Glass

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