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Glass (Crank #2)

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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27  ·  rating details  ·  44,524 ratings  ·  2,087 reviews
"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."
A sequel to "Crank," this harrowing and disturbing look at addiction finds protagonist Kristina Snow thinking she can use drugs yet control the consequences. Now with a baby to care for, she's determined to be the one deciding
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Published August 1st 2008 by Highbridge Company (first published August 21st 2007)
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Giselle
I have never wanted to slap a protagonist in the face as much as in this book! I also liked Ellen's mention of banned books and how all it's doing is hiding reality we should be learning from. Kids reading this book might actually get the crap scared out of them enough to stay the heck away from drugs! Yet, some prefer to make sure their kids are blind to the realities of our society? I rather read this to my child than have them star in their own story like this because they don't know better.
Janine
After I finished Crank, I practically sped my way to Barnes and Noble go get this book, the second in the series. In this follow-up to Kristina's sordid tale, she continues to chronicle her life with the monster (crystal meth). After being kicked out of her house and denied access to her son, she finds herself at the mercy of the monster.

Juggling several "boyfriends" at a time, Kristina recognizes that what she's doing in wrong, but is reactive as opposed to being proactive in terms of her addic
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Jon-michael
This is the follow-up to Crank and I was a bit skeptical as to how it would play out, since at the end of the first she had supposedly quit the habit. I actually found this one to be a bit more believable in terms of the way her addiction played out, and while it could have been just the same plot re-hashed, it definitely didn't feel that way to me.

This round is a whole lot grittier than the first one--heavier drug use, a ton more swearing, and a ton more sex. More drug dealing, with a stop-of
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Rose
Initial reaction: I'll have to think about how I'm going to write the review for this book, but it'll be a sizable one.

I have a hard time saying that this book was a favorite of mine - because the topic it chose to cover - on multiple levels - isn't one that's easy to read or anything that I could say you could "love" per se. This book is like watching a car crash you can't stop until it's too late to reverse, no matter how much you want to yell at the driver "For the love of all that's holy, pl
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 Becka
Jan 17, 2008 Becka rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Angela, Kara, Julie
Shelves: ya-fiction
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Kathryn
I am almost at a loss for words because of the end of this book. And to be honest, the entire series, so far, has me either speechless, or emotional. Or a mixture of both. This is the second book in the Crank trilogy, and I am torn between feeling a sadness at finishing the trilogy, happy I'm starting a new book, dying to know what happens, but at the same time, not wanting to know what happens to Kristina.

This is a series which has had me feeling every emotion possible, and even some emotions
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Clayton
May 28, 2008 Clayton rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: any person
Recommended to Clayton by: N/A
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Shannon (leaninglights)
These books are, excuse the pun, but so addicting. They are depressing and stress-inducing. You will be so mad at the characters and yet, you love them and are rooting for them to find a way. Major triggers for any kind of addiction, particularly drugs. Masterfully written and brutally honest... I need a minute to process! I didn't quite love this one as much as the first, but it was a fantastic sequel and I will be reading the final installment, Fallout, right away!
Andrew Hicks
Six months ago, I read Crank , a compulsively addictive YA free-verse novel about one girl’s downward spiral at the hands of crystal meth. Crank , from 2004, put Ellen Hopkins on the map as an author. Since then, she’s written a dozen books, most of them YA, all of them in verse, all with one-word titles, all of them ranging from like 500-700 pages, and most of them with tacky jacket art. Two of them are sequels to Crank , and there are three separate multi-title series. Busy lady, Ellen Ho ...more
Fari
Awesome! Haha, you can bet I won't ever be touching drugs. Not after reading this.
Mickey Paradiso
This book by Ellen Hopkins is one of my all time favorites. Being a fan of Crank also by Ellen Hopkins just topped off the book.In the book Crank Kristina gets addicted to a drug called Crank. She discovers a new side of herself, Bree. Bree is the rebel, druggy, boy-crazy girl. Total opposite of what Kristina is.She gets pregnant. Now in Glass, Kristina has had her child, Hunter . She is living with her parents and has been off crank for awhile for the sake of her child. But, now that Hunter is ...more
Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Sally Kruger, aka "Readingjunky" for TeensReadToo.com

Ellen Hopkins has once again taken readers into the world of meth and the chaos it creates. GLASS is the sequel to her first novel about Kristina called CRANK.

Just several months after giving birth to her son, Hunter, Kristina is drawn back to "the monster." She thinks a little snort could help her lose some weight and get her through the late-night feedings and day-to-day drudgery of constant baby needs. Surprised at how easy it
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Maddy Thies
As you flip through the pages of the sequel to "Crank", "Glass" is as addicting to read as the substance she obtains all day every day. Now that Kristina has a baby to take care of, she attempts to take her life back on track: Unfortunately, the Monster held his hand out, and Kristina and Bree grabbed the hand and went on a lifep-long walk. Kristina, playing hot potato with her baby and doubling as a dealer mommy, struggles to find her path back to normality: for every turn that she makes, tryin ...more
Kyra
Everything seemed to spiral downward. There were some happy moments, and I suppose this could be a purposeful bleak emphasis on how drugs and more cause everything to go downhill, yet I still enjoyed it somewhat less than Crank. I kept becoming frustrated with the main character, Kristina/Bree, wanting to shake some sense into her as she continued to make horrible decisions and hardly any good ones. The message rings out loud and clear - Just Say No (and your life won't end up like Kristina/Bree ...more
Emily
Feb 23, 2011 Emily rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: teens who need an easy read; people who like books that are about real events, or about addiction
Despite many recommendations from my classmates, I really don't like this series that much. It's not the kind of thing I obsess over. It's not that it's not a good series, it's just not my type of book. I can see why it can be appealing to so readers(it's based on real events in the author's life, a lot of teens can relate to it, and it is incredibly sad), but I can't seem to sympathize with the main character at all.
One of the worst parts of this book was that it dragged and was slightly boring
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Jenni Arndt
I'm happy that this is a series I bought with my own money and am reviewing on my own time because this review turns into more of a rant in the second half. Apologies.

I was quick to run to the store and grab the remaining books in Hopkins’ Crank series upon finishing the first book. I had to know where Kristina’s story went, this isn’t one that I am OK with parting from until I take in every detail of where her life goes. I really feel like she became a real person in this novel and just as much
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Rose
Glass by Ellen Hopkins is an educational book about teens and the use of drugs. This book teaches teens about how life can be altered by drugs. Kristina the teenage girl in the book does drugs but has many consequences in return. She steals, lies and doesn't take care of her young son, because drugs are more important. This book can teach many things to teenage girls and boys about the dangers (bad decisions), consequences and much more. It teaches teens that substances are easy to abuse but ev ...more
Sharon
i just finished reading the book glass by ellen hopkins and it was a really good book. in this book the main character is kristina, she goes through a whole list of problems but she faces or tries to face all of them. in the book kristina has two different sides of her theres kristina and her other half, she calls her bree. bree is the bad side of kristina she takes care of her problems in a bad way. i noticed that whenever kristina lets bree out of her cage nothing good ever happens. i mean fi ...more
Rochelle
When I read Ellen Hopkins's first book, Crank, I was completely mesmerized by her writing style and how much her main character, Kristina had rooted herself in my brain. I knew then that her books would always have a home on my bookshelf (right now, I own seven).

I took some time between reading Crank and reading the sequel. And let me tell you, I knew she'd go back to "the monster" but I wasn't at all prepared for what this second journey to hell spiraled into. What your left with at the end of
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Gwynette Koch
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Ali
To start off, I didn't read Crank. My library didn't have it and I wanted to get this one. I thought I could read this and just not read the first book. I was right, but the first book should still be read first.
Honestly, I finished this book a few days ago and I'm still thinking about it. All of the characters were well thought out, the plot was believable, and I was getting caught up in the life that Kristina, aka Bree, was leading. From her drug use to getting kicked out, I couldn't believe i
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Mrs. Kramm
I stand by everything I said in my Crank review for this book. Glass develops Kristina/Bree's story and gets grittier and darker. Below is my Crank review, which applies for Glass, too:


I read this book after seeing what seemed like EVERY student in the school where I work reading it and others by the same author. I quickly understood the appeal. Ellen Hopkins writes in verse, which has a few benefits. In addition to being an incredibly quick read (some pages have fewer than 20 words on them), sh
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Desiree
It was a very strong and powerful story. It shows you just how much drugs can really screw up your life. She falls in love with her drug dealer and they get engaged. She loses everything in the midst of her addiction. She loses her life, her family, and her baby boy Hunter. Honestly I never realized how bad things can get for some people. It makes me think of the life choices I will make from now on and just how every little decision will effect me.
Shelby
There has to be a third book, because this girl needs to die. I will not be satisfied until that selfish, dirty, deceitful bitch dies. The way she treated her son made me want to cry, and in no way was I sad for her. I was sad for her poor, helpless baby. Stuck under a chair, sucking on a bleeding lip, and crawling on the floor among ashes and meth. Are we supposed to feel sorry for the pathetic, worthless piece of shit that is his mother? I need there to be another book that includes her death, ...more
Chris Merten
I liked this book because it focused on the problem of drug abuse the main character, Kristina, faced. This book answered many questions one might have had after reading Crank such as how life was with her baby and if she quit her meth addiction.

After a few weeks with her baby Kristina had the urge to start using again, and this put the plot into a rising action. As her addiction progressed, so did the need for money which urged her toward dealing, getting a job, and stealing. The plot reached i
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Cara Volz
Told about in Glass, by Ellen Hopkins, Kristina Snow fell off the high road, but she decided she is never coming back up. Addictions cause lives to be turned upside down, and they bring along pain: lying, cheating, stealing, and getting caught.
Kristina was lying about where she was going and what she was doing before she got pregnant to get what she wanted. Then she got pregnant. After being clean for eleven months, Kristina fell back to her old habits and her old ways. Robbyn -a friend Kristina
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Becky Schroeder
I thought the book Glass was okay. I didn't think it was anything super special, and I also thought the book kind of dragged on and on. Glass is, however, very important to knowing Kristina's story, following the book Crank. Meth has a tight grip on Kristina that she just can't seem to shake off. And honestly, I don't think she should be able to. It is meth. And that's where I think Kristina is thinking wrong to begin with. She genuinely thinks she can smoke meth, and be a mother at the same tim ...more
Jaden
In life we are suppose to learn from our mistakes; we are not suppose to play the broken record till it dies. Told about in Glass, by Ellen Hopkins, Kristina Snow fell off the high road, but she decided she is never coming back up. Addictions cause lives to be turned upside down, and they bring along pain: lying, cheating, stealing, and getting caught.
Kristina was lying about where she was going and what she was doing before she got pregnant to get what she wanted. Then she got pregnant. After
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Jenna
Glass by Ellen Hopkins is the sequel to the book Crank and the second book in her trilogy based around Kristina, a once ideal daughter turned druggie at the hands of meth. The book takes place shortly after Kristina gives birth to her-first child, Hunter. Now clean, Kristina struggles to get her life back in order and maintain a good lifestyle whiles she works towards becoming a good mother for her son with the help of her own mom. Not long into the clean life, Kristina is finding it hard to mai ...more
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Ellen Hopkins is the New York Times bestselling author of Crank, Burned, Impulse, Glass, Identical, Tricks, Fallout, Perfect, Triangles, Tilt, and Collateral. She lives in Carson City, Nevada, with her husband and son. Hopkin's Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest pages get thousands of hits from teens who claim Hopkins is the "only one who understands me", and she can be visited at ellenhopkin ...more
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