Thursday, January 6, 2011

GLASS by Ellen Hopkins

Glass (Crank, #2)Glass by Ellen Hopkins

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

(from Goodreads)
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 again the monster takes over Kristina's life and she will do anything for it, including giving up the one person who gives her the unconditional love she craves -- her baby.
The sequel to Crank, this is the continuing story of Kristina and her descent back to hell. Told in verse, it's a harrowing and disturbing look at addiction and the damage that it inflicts.

OMG! That is all I have to say about this book. Once again, Ellen Hopkins has made me stop and think...stand in shock and try to digest what I have read....

This book follows her first book Crank, in which we meet her daughter Kristina and follow her introduction and downfall with "crank" or crystal meth...The first book tells us awhole lot, and this is a continuation of that story.

These books are LOOSELY based on her daughter but still real none-the-less...To know that this stuff really happens to people, to families....

In this story, Kristina deals with the "monster" and learning to be a new mom. This book is milder then the first one but still pretty harsh.

This book deals with denial, love, forgiveness, tough love, choices, failure, and much more. Decisions are made, or attempted to be made and promises are broken. Secrets are told and tragedies occur.

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