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...more
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
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
This was not nearly as good as her first book Crank. I felt like the writing wasn't as passionate as it'd been in the first book, and I could no longer feel badly for Kristina/Bree. In this book, Kristina made her life a living hell, whereas in the first book I felt like her father played a huge role in her fall - which is why I had felt badly for her. However, not so much with this one.
Really, what bothered me was how it seemed everyone was doing drugs and that no one seemed to noticed - ...more
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 ...more
Sequel to Crank which follows Kristina's downward spiral with crystal meth after the birth of her son, Hunter.
I definitely didn't enjoy this one as much as Crank. It was hard to feel sorry for Kristina based on the decisions she made... I'm assuming that these decisions are because she is an addict, although I must admit that I don't know how the mind works while taking met ...more
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 ...more
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 ag ...more
WELCOME TO GLASS........
"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 ...more
“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 book ...more
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 ...more
Ellen Hopkins writes adolescence from a thriller-reality perspective. She is taking on the role of Kristina's life as her drug addition evolves from Street grade Crank to the higher quality Glass.
At the end of the first book: CRANK, Kristina finds out she is pregnant. So now she is dealing with the obligations of being a 17/18 year old, motherhood, and addiction.
The format ...more
The very well written second book in the crank series.
This one pretty much picks right up after the ending of crank.
And at first I was excited to be around the cast of characters again.
But to be honest I was not pleased with the character.
We weren't around the OG characters that much, and instead got to hang around a whole new one.
They also felt very real, and I know for a fact that those characters really resemble real life people with drug problems.
This is a series which has had me feeling every emotion possible, and even some emotions ...more
Glass by Ellen Hopkins picks up where Crank left off. Kristina, now saddled with a baby, can't shake the firm hold of the monster. Drug addiction is ugly, and Kristina will do anything for the monster, including parting with her family and leaving her baby behind.
This book was intense! I know, I know, I'm about 10 years behind on this trilogy, but I'm really enjoying it now that I've picked it it up. Like Crank, Glass pro ...more
Genre: Young Adult; Verse
Reason For Reading: Keep reading the series.
At A Glance
Love Triangle/Insta Love/Obsession?: No.
Cliff Hanger: eh
Triggers: Drug Abuse.
Rating: 3 stars.
All out of ten
World Building: 7
Series Congruity: 8
Best Part: The baby is happy.
Worst Part: I want to kill the B.
Thoughts Had: You dense mother trucker.
Continuing the Series: Yes
One of the worst parts of this book was that it dragged and was slightly boring ...more
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