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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.
Kristina is determined to manage her addiction to crack but the drug is too powerful and her greatest fears are quickly realized.
Publisher: 2008
ISBN: 9781439106525
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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GCPL_Teen Jun 29, 2017

In this sequel to Crank, Kristina finds herself with a newborn baby to care for as she struggles to stave off addiction. While she thinks this will make it easier to avoid the lure of drugs, it ultimately contributes to her stress. This book is both riveting and educational, providing insight into the toll meth can take on an individual and a family. It illustrates the life of someone addicted to drugs without glorifying or sensationalizing drug use.

Aug 08, 2016

It is a great story

Sep 28, 2015

Great story , really like the way this Author writes in verse form . And the story is so well written, amazing. Can hardly wait to read the 3rd book in this series FALLOUT that is the conclusion.

Apr 04, 2015

Amazing book! Ellen Hopkins is truly an amazing author.The book Glass that i have just finished reading is probably one of my favorite books ever at the moment. Kristina Snow is continuing with the struggle of her drug addiction as well as her new born son. A single mom, at 16 on to of that. In this book we learn so much more about Kristina and the new drugs she tries to take on to help cope during her difficult times. Usually I’m not a big fan of books in a series but this book really changed my perspective. It continued the story line the first book but at the same added such a new twist which kept it very exciting. This is the sort of book that can have u making so many different predictions but it is rare that any of the predictions will come true. i read this book as a part of one of my english classes book club and overtime me group and I would get together our discussions would be over the top. We had so much to say and so little time to say it. This just proves that Glass by Ellen Hopkins is a book that is out of this world. i assume that the target audience for this book is probably teenagers (Girls) 13 and up. Some of the subjects that are dealt with in this book are pretty mature such as drugs. I didn’t read this book until i was in grade nine. At the same time it is really an eye opener because it shows how real all these subjects and situations are in this world. If you are a teenage girl looking for a good read Glass is the way to go.

truelinda101 Nov 09, 2013

this is a very good book.

Oct 31, 2013

I would agree with some of my fellow readers that I was slightly fearful that this book would be very similar to the first one. However it was nothing like a repeat of the first book. In this book Kristina gets in way over her head by thinking she can control the monster. All she wanted is to feed the need and keep at a maintenance level to get through the day. On things leads to another until all is to much(without giving to much away).

This book shows how addicting crystal meth could be. An addiction is an addiction for life, it never goes away and this book is a good representation of that. Once you start with the monster will be part of your life if you want it to or not. I think if you want to know how a addiction can effect your life this is a great series to read.

This is sad journey for Kristina and I wish her the best.

Oct 29, 2013

A excellent sequel to Crank and so very depressing.

Jun 12, 2013

This is the second book in the Crank series by Ellen Hopkins. I'm not usually big on reading but these books have kept me on the edge of my seat and reading. It follows a young girl and her struggle with "the monster" or her addiction to meth. Ellen Hopkins does a wonderful job putting the reader right into the story. There aren't many dull moments as just about anything can happen when you are fighting a meth addiction. Wonderful story. I would recommend to pretty much any teen.

Dec 15, 2012

This is a great sequel to Crank, and I like how it showed even more effects that meth can have on a person and their life. I kinda do wish that there was a book that took place while Kristina was pregnant with Hunter, and how she dealt with all that. Overall, I would recommend this book (and this series) if you want to know more about addiction and its effects.

bribrijr5 Jul 31, 2012

Even more than in Crank, I think that this book shows the devastating effects meth can have on ones family and friends. Kristina goes to great lengths to use again, and she winds up in situations that hurt her child, sever the relationship she has with her mother, and twist the idea of love and how it should really feel.

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