Glass 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 f

  • Title: Glass
  • Author: Ellen Hopkins
  • ISBN: 9781416940906
  • Page: 220
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 inCrank 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.

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    About "Ellen Hopkins"

    1. Ellen Hopkins

      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 ellenhopkins Like most of you here, books are my life Reading is a passion, but writing is the biggest part of me Balance is my greatest challenge, as I love my family, friends, animals and home, but also love traveling to meet my readers Hope I meet many of you soon

    893 thoughts on “Glass”

    1. 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.


    2. 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 [...]


    3. 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-off [...]


    4. 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 [...]


    5. 3 starsThis 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 - [...]


    6. 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 [...]


    7. Pardon the awful use of wordplay, but I was addicted to this book about a teenage girl's continued journey through the frightening realm of meth use. I plowed through it in less than two days. Glass is the sequel to Hopkins's first novel, Crank, in which Kristina, a former honors student, experiments with tobacco, alcohol, and meth while visiting her lowlife dad for the summer. Raped by a fellow meth user in Crank, Kristina, now almost 18, is living at home in Reno and raising her newborn son Hu [...]


    8. 3.5/5This 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.


    9. 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.


    10. “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 books [...]


    11. 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!


    12. 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. WELCOME TO GLASS"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 at 7-eleve [...]


    13. 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 [...]


    14. Perhaps this is why I don't like trilogies: Been there, done that 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 sayI'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 was a meth a [...]


    15. After I was done with Crank, I learned that there was a sequel to it. The name is Glass. I was disappointed with this book compared to, Crank but it still was an awesome book. Glass picks up right off where Crank ended. This girl is still all messed up on drugs and has many other problems to go along with that. She keeps driving her family further and further away. Later she gets so bad that instead of buying it and using it, she is now dealing it. This tends to get her into a lot of trouble. S [...]


    16. 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 [...]



    17. Basic InfoFormat: Audio Pages/Length: n/aGenre: Young Adult; Verse Reason For Reading: Keep reading the series. At A GlanceLove Triangle/Insta Love/Obsession?: No.Cliff Hanger: ehTriggers: Drug Abuse. Rating: 3 stars. Score SheetAll out of tenCover:8Plot: 7Characters: 7World Building: 7Flow:7Series Congruity: 8Writing: 8Ending: 7Total: 7In DeptBest Part: The baby is happy. Worst Part: I want to kill the B. Thoughts Had: You dense mother trucker. ConclusionContinuing the Series: YesRecommending: [...]


    18. 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 [...]


    19. 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, [...]



    20. Another 5 star rating as I continue to follow Kristina's journey. See my full review here ; bellathebibliophile.c


    21. Six months ago, I read Crank, a compulsively addictive YA free-verse novel about one girl’s downward spiral at the hands of crystal meth. Crank, from 2004, put Ellen Hopkins on the map as an author. Since then, she’s written a dozen books, most of them YA, all of them in verse, all with one-word titles, all of them ranging from like 500-700 pages, and most of them with tacky jacket art. Two of them are sequels to Crank, and there are three separate multi-title series. Busy lady, Ellen Hopkin [...]


    22. This book by Ellen Hopkins is one of my all time favorites. Being a fan of Crank also by Ellen Hopkins just topped off the book.In the book Crank Kristina gets addicted to a drug called Crank. She discovers a new side of herself, Bree. Bree is the rebel, druggy, boy-crazy girl. Total opposite of what Kristina is.She gets pregnant. Now in Glass, Kristina has had her child, Hunter . She is living with her parents and has been off crank for awhile for the sake of her child. But, now that Hunter is [...]


    23. Reviewed by Sally Kruger, aka "Readingjunky" for TeensReadTooEllen Hopkins has once again taken readers into the world of meth and the chaos it creates. GLASS is the sequel to her first novel about Kristina called CRANK. Just several months after giving birth to her son, Hunter, Kristina is drawn back to "the monster." She thinks a little snort could help her lose some weight and get her through the late-night feedings and day-to-day drudgery of constant baby needs. Surprised at how easy it is t [...]


    24. Drugs Can Definitely Ruin Your LifeGlassRating:4/5Summary: Kristina has been clean from meth since she had Hunter, but her monotonous life is getting to her. She misses being Bree and having freedom. She wants to party with the monster again, but she's determined to stay in control and be there for Hunter. But the monster doesn't like to share. Soon Kristina is spiraling back into the claws of addiction.I love Ellen Hopkins and all of her writing is wonderful. However, this one didn't get to me [...]


    25. As you flip through the pages of the sequel to "Crank", "Glass" is as addicting to read as the substance she obtains all day every day. Now that Kristina has a baby to take care of, she attempts to take her life back on track: Unfortunately, the Monster held his hand out, and Kristina and Bree grabbed the hand and went on a lifep-long walk. Kristina, playing hot potato with her baby and doubling as a dealer mommy, struggles to find her path back to normality: for every turn that she makes, tryin [...]


    26. Everything seemed to spiral downward. There were some happy moments, and I suppose this could be a purposeful bleak emphasis on how drugs and more cause everything to go downhill, yet I still enjoyed it somewhat less than Crank. I kept becoming frustrated with the main character, Kristina/Bree, wanting to shake some sense into her as she continued to make horrible decisions and hardly any good ones. The message rings out loud and clear - Just Say No (and your life won't end up like Kristina/Bree [...]


    27. This book is the sequel to Crank and continues the story about Kirsten's struggle with drug addiction and being a single mom. The story was both very moving and well written.



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