Glass (Crank, #2)
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Glass (Crank #2)

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"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...more
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Published August 1st 2008 by Highbridge Company (first published August 21st 2007)
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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...more
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.
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...more
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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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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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...more
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
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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...more
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
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
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...more
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...more
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
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
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...more
Gwynette Koch
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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...more
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...more
Feb 27, 2011 Dylan rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone (age limit: 14+)
Recommended to Dylan by: Gina
This book is even better than the previous one. I really felt for the main character. I both loved and hated her. The ending was bittersweet, and gave me a sense of hope. This book, as well as Crank, opened my eyes to how drugs affect people's lives. I couldn't put this book down, there wasn't ever a dull moment. I highly recommend this book and the previous one Crank.
Josh Jones
the novel glass by Ellen Hopkins takes you through the mind of a desprite teenage girl struggling to make the right chooses when is comes to her drug addictions, Kristina has been trying to fight her bad habit's towards "crank" or crystal meth that seems to always get her into trouble with her family and friends at the wrong times, she now has a baby boy hunter, with a kid comes huge responsibility that Kristina has to accomplish if she wants to be a mother. Ellen does a amazing job of showing y...more
Josh Kolasa
Feb 27, 2009 Josh Kolasa added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people thinking about doing drugs
Recommended to Josh by: no one
Glass book review assignment
The book I read for my book review was Glass. The author of the book was Ellen Hopkins. The reason the author wrote the book was to give insight at the damaging affects of what the author calls “The Monster”, which is the deadly drug methamphetamine. The author wrote this book for people who think they want to experiment with drugs to show them it’s a bad path. The narrator of the story is the main character. An 18 year old girl named Kristina who is addicted to meth...more
The sequel to Crank did not live up to my expectations. Crank was original, with twists and surprises, and an amazing plot. Kristina's psychological battle with Bree was geniously written. In Glass, Kristina seemed to agree with Bree, and the edges between them was too blurred to make out.

Okay, okay. I'm through with the suck-y comparisons. Here's what happened: Kristina's meth addiction, which had started out as an icebreaker for socializing, became necessity. The addiction slowly took over her...more
Glass is a sequel to a meth addict's life, a once good-girl turned bad. You would think that Kristina would learn after her first mistakes with the monster but she decends back into the deadly drug, her life spiraling out of control. Glass is reality, there are no happy endings, which can be too much for a person at times. With Ellen's detail I began to feel overwhelmed with emotion. I strongly disliked Kristina, the narrator, how irresponsible she is, putting her addiciton before her baby and n...more
Lori (Pure Imagination)
Jun 28, 2010 Lori (Pure Imagination) rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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In Crank, Kristina was introduced to the monster. In Crank I still felt some sympathy for her. Her life was spiraling out of control. She was young and made some mistakes, but she definitely wasn't past the point of no return. In Glass, my sympathy was gone. Kristina knew exactly what she was getting herself into. She knew exactly what kind of pain she would cause everyone, including her child. She knew what the monster was doing to her body, yet she did it again and again..and again. Her self d...more
Humberto Cnca
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Laura Pratz

Kristina thought she was done with meth. And she was, for a while. But then the "monster" calls to her, and before she knows it, she's back under its powerful grasp.

When her mom kicks her out because she is under the influence again, she turns to Trey, the boy she met through meth.

Kristina falls into a pattern where her life revolves around getting high, selling the drug, and getting through the "crash," when the drug wears off.

Her mom takes care of her y...more
*Mrs. Brightside*
I hate to say this... But I think I'm a little obsessed with the author. I've read two other books by her this month, and that's because those were the only ones left at the library that I haven't read. Everyday, I go, hoping to find a new book.

When I found this book, I was not excited to read it. I didn't like the first book (Crank) and definitely didn't have high hopes for this. But I was practically desperate for a book by her! So I stopped complaining and got it. It took me only a day or tw...more
Allison KM
Glass, one of the few sequels to Crank, by Ellen Hopkins, is a strong and enlightening novel. It’s about a girl named Kristina who has recently gotten over her addiction to meth. Between a newborn baby, trying to get her GED, and an expecting mother, Kristina thinks she can control the meth by using only once in a while. For a small time, things are going according to plan. Only problem is, no one can control the monster (meth), and it’s too late before Kristina realizes it.
I personally love a...more
I chose this book, because in the series that I was reading this book was the one that was given to me in the order that the series of the books go in order.

The book had begun with Kristina the same girl from book before. She now is moving on with her life as a mother. The thing in this book is that she had upgraded on the drug that she takes. Kristina now is focussed on the drug called Glass.

The character is an 18 year old mother. She is not the mother that her child should have. Also she needs...more
The book I read was called Glass by Ellen Hopkins. The main characters are Kristina, her mom, Trey, and Brad. It’s about Kristina living with the addiction to crystal meth after she returns from seeing her drug addicted father over the summer. After that a series of events happen in her life that is indescribable. She is also a mother to a baby boy named Hunter. Well, I would compare it to the book Tweaked, or Crank, also by Ellen Hopkins I liked the way that the book was written and the ch...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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