Monday, February 4, 2013

Glass (Crank #1)

Author: Ellen Hopkins

Date Published: August 21st, 2007

Pages: 681


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.

Genre: Realistic Fiction

My Review:

     First off, this book as amazing sequel to Crank, like all of Ellen Hopkins' books they're about real life problems.  Mainly, it's just Crank with more characters, plot twists, and drugs.  That's right, Kristina discovers a different kind of meth, glass.  Mexican glass can be up to 90% real meth, also a lot more pricier.  Consequently, Kristina has to resort to stealing money from people at one point in the book.  

     I got really sad when she started using again, I really thought that she would be okay for a little longer. That it, until she met Trey.  At first I thought that it was just gonna be a fling, I even kind of liked him at first. Then he started her up on meth again I didn't like him as much. But when I saw how happy he made Kristina, I was tricked into liking him again.  I was even happy that she was keeping a relationship with him and not cheating. Not a lot at least.
      Brad was definitely not my favorite character.  He seemed real sweet at first until he wanted to cheat on his technical wife and have Kristina cheat on his own cousin.  I got really mad at him for doing that. They have a reason to be sad and lonely, but they did not need to do what they did.  Especially when Trey came home when they were together, that was despicable.
      Don't get me wrong, there was nothing wrong with this book.  In fact, it was amazing.  So real, so serious, not pretend. Cold, hard truth as to how imperfect the human race can really be.


Happy Reading,
Alivia :)

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