“Along with the other books from the Ellen Hopkins collection, I really enjoyed reading this book. This was a continuation of a previsously read book, Crank. The story picks up where it last left out. A 17 year old girl named Kristina becomes addicted to drugs and gets pregnant with a guy that she no longer keeps in contact with.
Although I don't know anyone that is in this situation, and I wouldn't normally be interested in these topics, the writing style is what keeps me hooked on the books. Follwing Kristina through her journey and how she learns to handle all of her situations. She is not only trying to figure out how to piece her life back together, but how to make living with a baby easier. She is also trying to patch up family situations and economic standpoint.
Although the book does discuss drugs and how they lead to your downfall, it is also about how to fix your life for the better, find yourself, pick up the pieces and make something of your life. I really liked the book! ”
“this was a great sequal and i liked it way more than most other books”Lizzy M wrote this review Tuesday, September 9, 2008. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Picks up right where Crank left off. Just when you think this girl might be ok... The ending is a surprise, but you do see it coming in a way. I really hope she continues this story with a third.”Jenni wrote this review Wednesday, September 3, 2008. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“You really understand how the main character fells in this sequel to Crank. When she is miles above you high in the clouds you feel a burst of energy and joy. As she crashes you as well crash losing strength, energy, and becoming sluggish. This book tells you what it is like to be addicted to crystal meth and how she is forced face her addiction. ”Caroline R wrote this review Wednesday, August 6, 2008. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Wonderful sequel!!”Shrimp wrote this review Sunday, June 29, 2008. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I really like Ellen Hopkins. She has a very unique writing style. They are almost lyrical.”Navem wrote this review Thursday, June 26, 2008. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This was an amazing book. it takes you through the life of a drug addict who has a baby. she was raped and that is how she got her baby boy. she stops drugs after coming back from her dads but she starts back up again. she riscks everything. losing her child and family all over again. ”TAYLOR H wrote this review Wednesday, June 11, 2008. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is a great book. I think it resonates better than "Crank" for an adult. It gets a bit repetitious at times, but the repetition is there to progress the addiction of young Kristina. If you liked Crank , read it.”Raymond E wrote this review Sunday, June 8, 2008. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The Novel "Glass" by Ellen Hopkins is the sequel to the first book "Crank". Ellen Hopkins uses poetry to portray Kristina's life that is already on its way downhill. To describe her life, imagery is also used in the story "He wouldn't take his eyes off me and his dark eyes pierced my heart bringing back terrible memories". Kristina's life story was a true story which was easy to determine because the events throughout her life are what would seem realistic for a teenage mother who also happens to be a drug addict. The theme of the story was that family is everything and even in the toughest times they'll always be there, even when you don't appreciate them. Also the other part of the theme is that you shouldn't let one person change your whole lifestyle into be someone your not and even though your life isn't looking up you shouldn't continue to do things that will just make it worse. "I wish i realized that my mom was only doing what a mother should do by trying to protect me instead of worrying about my life going to waste, which eventually i accomplished doing on my own." I would recommend this book to anyone who likes fast past books with alot of realistic problems of people who don't make the right choices.”Christine A wrote this review Thursday, June 5, 2008. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No