Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Glass by Ellen Hopkins

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.

This book is powerful and deep, I'm honestly having trouble expressing just how much I enjoyed this sequel to Crank. Loosely based on the story of Ellen Hopkins' own daughters struggle with addiction; Ellen proves once again that she is not afraid to show that life is not always beautiful. Honest and gritty, Glass is written in Ellen's unique, flowing prose and your emotions travel through the full spectrum of highs and lows from beginning to end. From the start of this book, you are pulled into Kristina's world and you feel as if you, the reader, are another part of her, helplessly watching the downward spiral of her life. No matter how hard Kristina fights against "Bree" (her inner, unpredictable, drug addicted self), she just can't seem to stop making harmful decisions. I still don't know exactly how I feel about Trey, Kristina's new love interest, and although this book does not end on a happy note; I'm definitely craving the next in this series: Fallout.

1 comment:

  1. Nice review ,,, I'm happy you like it ,,, may be i will give it a try as well :)


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