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Glass (Crank #2)

4.28  ·  Rating Details ·  53,078 Ratings  ·  2,444 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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Tobias Archer Nope because it completely spoils the first book, Crank. You might not understand some of the things the main character talk about in this book. Like,…moreNope because it completely spoils the first book, Crank. You might not understand some of the things the main character talk about in this book. Like, how she gets hooked and other stuff.(less)
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Jan 14, 2014 Giselle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
May 22, 2012 Janine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Apr 28, 2008 Jon-michael rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Asghar Abbas
Jun 07, 2017 Asghar Abbas rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

In one of the episodes of the Simpsons, Bart had to take care of Maggie for the day, can't recall why. At first he was wary because she's just a baby, but they ended up bonding and having lots of fun together. Or was it Homer? I don't remember, there are like a million of these episodes. Probably Bart, anyway so they made this cardboard cutout of an angel and they lowered it through the window on strings, to mess with Ned Flanders's twins. So they were messing with the twins making the angel flo
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
Jan 15, 2008 Becka rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Angela, Kara, Julie
Shelves: ya-fiction
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Sep 30, 2016 Alyssa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Wow. I don't know what else to say about this sequel to Crank, another favorite of mine. Ellen Hopkins has once again managed to blow me away. There were so many unexpected twists and turns in Glass, and I can honestly say that every single page held my complete attention. Glass is without a doubt one of my favorite books I have ever read.
Jul 11, 2015 Spencer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

“Life was radical right after I met the monster.
Later, life became harder, complicated.
Ultimately, a living hell, like swimming against a riptide,
Walking the wrong direction in the fast lane of the freeway,
Waking from sweetest dreams to find yourself in the middle of a nightmare.”


One word: Fantastic

(Sidenote: This is essentially going to be a re-review of Crank, because I don't want to spoil you. Thus, it will also be very brief.)

It's a common thing for books t
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!
This book made me sob, blow a fuse, and laugh all at the same time! Man, what a great book. This book was the second installment of the Crank series, and I can say it did not disappoint.

It follows Kristina as she spirals into the depths of a meth addiction. And it paints a pretty accurate picture of what addiction can do, and the horrible impact it have on an individual and the people they love. Kristina's serial has the reader often times wishing they could knock some sense into her, and help h
May 19, 2008 Clayton rated it really liked it  ·  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
Oct 22, 2015 Kim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sequel to Crank.. In Crank we left Kristina having a baby, watching her mom cuddle with her baby as Kristina walks out the door to go do crank/ crack/ meth whatever.

"Crank, glass, ice, crystal. Whatever you call it, it's all the same, a monster! And once it's got ahold of you, this monster will never let go."
Kristina/ Bree her evil split personality, hooks up with old partying loser friends to score of course and she meets Trey. A new hot guy/ supplier. Starts a new job
Awesome! Haha, you can bet I won't ever be touching drugs. Not after reading this.
Brooke ♥booklife4life♥

Basic Info

Pages/Length: n/a
Genre: Young Adult; Verse
Reason For Reading: Keep reading the series.

At A Glance

Love Triangle/Insta Love/Obsession?:
Cliff Hanger: eh
Triggers: Drug Abuse.
Rating: 3 stars.

Score Sheet
All out of ten

Cover: 8
Plot: 7
Characters: 7
World Building: 7
Flow: 7
Series Congruity: 8
Writing: 8
Ending: 7

Total: 7

In Dept

Best Part:
The baby is happy.
Worst Part: I want to kill the B.
Thoughts Had: You dense mother trucker.


Continuing the Series:
Feb 23, 2011 Emily rated it it was ok  ·  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
Nov 22, 2009 Shelby rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
May 23, 2016 Lisa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was pretty good. Less exciting than the first one but hey, still amazing.
Andrew Hicks
Oct 06, 2014 Andrew Hicks rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya
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
Mickey Paradiso
Feb 12, 2012 Mickey Paradiso rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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

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
Aug 02, 2016 Andrea rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Drugs Can Definitely Ruin Your Life

Summary: Kristina has been clean from meth since she had Hunter, but her monotonous life is getting to her. She misses being Bree and having freedom. She wants to party with the monster again, but she's determined to stay in control and be there for Hunter. But the monster doesn't like to share. Soon Kristina is spiraling back into the claws of addiction.

I love Ellen Hopkins and all of her writing is wonderful. However, this one didn't get to me
Maddy Thies
May 20, 2012 Maddy Thies rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Nov 04, 2008 Kyra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
May 04, 2016 Jennifer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is the sequel to Crank and continues the story about Kirsten's struggle with drug addiction and being a single mom. The story was both very moving and well written.
This book was crazy.. Kristina is really annoying.
Jenni Arndt
Nov 25, 2013 Jenni Arndt rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: purchased-own
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
Jun 02, 2010 Sharon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Daria Marshall
I did enjoy this more than I enjoyed Crank (as weird as it is to say you enjoyed reading about someone's life being destroyed by meth). And I found this one to be more believable than Crank as we saw more of the ramifications and consequences of Kristina's addiction.

Kristina still continued to annoy me, but this time I was a little bit more understanding in that I really saw just how far gone she was with her addiction. There were many times that I wanted to slap her in her face and tell her to
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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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