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(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.

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

Hardcover, 681 pages
Published August 21st 2007 by Margaret K. McElderry Books
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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 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. ...more
May 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
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 rated it really liked it
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
3 stars

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 -
Amber J
May 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Wow, this girl's life is all sorts of messed up and she just keeps making worse and worse decisions. Is that the addiction? There is one more book in the series. I don't know if it will end well. It could really go either way at this point. These books are a wild ride. ...more
Asghar Abbas
Jun 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing

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
Jay G
Jun 22, 2018 rated it liked it
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3.5/5 Stars

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
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 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Angela, Kara, Julie
Shelves: ya-fiction
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Mariah Roze
Jul 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
"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.
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
Feb 22, 2018 rated it liked it

This is the sequel to the book, Crank. It explores the aftermath of Kristina’s life after her son, Hunter, is born. I found it to be a bit slower and less engaging than the first.
Shannon (kitchandpages)
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! ...more
Oct 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
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
Jul 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing

“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
Nicole aka FromReading2Dreaming
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
Sep 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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. ...more
When I read these, I can't help but read them from a the POV of a mom. And it hurts. I want to save Kristina from herself.

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
Apr 24, 2020 added it
My 3rd Ellen Hopkins book finished :)

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.
Oct 09, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: ya
Perhaps this is why I don't like trilogies: Been there, done other words, I never find the second as riveting as the first. Ellen Hopkins is a very, very talented writer. I loved Crank because it was difficult (and easy) to read, because it was jarring and shocking, because it was captivating and (dare I say...I'm sure others have...) addictive. The writing style was new to me, unique, and utterly flawless. How can you follow that?!? I would have believed in a second that she herself w ...more
May 19, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: any person
Recommended to Clayton by: N/A
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Dec 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya-read, 2014
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
Nov 22, 2009 rated it did not like it
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 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Awesome! Haha, you can bet I won't ever be touching drugs. Not after reading this. ...more
Nov 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Check out this review and others on my blog:

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
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 rated it it was ok
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
Grace, Queen of Crows and Tomes
Aug 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, poetry, 4-stars
This book is just as depressing as the last one, just when we think our MC is in the clear, she falls back to the monster. This book gives a very realistic picture of a meth addict trying to recover. And how easy it is to fall back into the trap.
May 23, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
It was pretty good. Less exciting than the first one but hey, still amazing.
Not as good as the first book, but still an enjoyable read.
Trigger warnings for drug abuse, and cheating.

3/5 stars.
Haley Isabella  BellaTheBibliophile
Another 5 star rating as I continue to follow Kristina's journey.

See my full review here ; http://bellathebibliophile.blogspot.c...
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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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