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... show more
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.
Publish date: April 7th 2009
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Pages no: 681
Edition language: English
, Realistic Fiction
, Mental Health
, High School
Series: Crank (#2)
What have I done? And more: What will I continue to do? In comparison to Crank, Glass feels much less poetic. The story that was actually told was pretty good but that’s not the reason I read the book. I already knew a big chunk of what would happen from interviews with Ellen Hopkins. I picked up ...
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 s...
This was a good book for me to pick up based on my current mood this past weekend. Odd to say, but it soothed me and sort of brought me back to reality. I read the first book in this series, Crank, about two years ago, if I remember correctly. I really enjoyed it, and it was different from anything ...
No spoilers fromt he first book in the review. :) My review from the first book is here. Glass was pretty similar in tone and style to its predecessor. It picks up a short time after the events of Crank. This book is also written in verse (I believe all of Hopkins' books are, though I could be wro...
My liking to Kristina diminished completely in this book. Through most of it, I was rooting for her to get over her bad habit and take care of her baby. After the chances of that slowly began to fade, I started to really dislike her. The difference is that she didn’t just abandon her baby for drugs....