Thursday, January 10, 2019

Book Review: Glass

                                                             Glass Review
Glass is the second book in the Crank series by Ellen Hopkins this book takes place months after the last book and starts off with Kristina being off of meth trying to raise her infant son Hunter and study for her GED. At first Kristina is determined to get her life back on track and be a good mother but since she's always tried and hasn't loss all her baby weight left she thinks that it would be a good idea to do meth just one or two more times. Kristina after some internal debate with Bree starts scheming to find a new way to score some meth without her mom finding out about it. Kristina ends up visiting a former party friend of hers and she ends up smoking some glass which is a stronger strain of meth that can only be smoked, she also ends up falling for Trey who is a meth dealer.

Kristina continues to use meth once she gets back home and she actually ends up getting a job in order to pay for her addiction while framing it as her trying to become more responsible. As time goes on Kristina's addiction becomes harder to hide and she ends up neglecting her son in favor of meth and Trey who she thinks she's in love with. After Kristina's neglect and drug use put her son in danger her mom kicks her out when it becomes clear that Kristina isn't planning on stopping with meth and she tells her that she isn't allowed back until she is clean. Kristina ends up staying with Trey's cousin who is also a drug dealer which just makes her addiction worse and after awhile she even gets involved with dealing herself, most of the book is really just Kristina making more of the same mistakes that she made in the first book but taken up a level or two.

I overall thought that this was a really good book although I did find myself frustrated with the decisions that Kristina was making. This book is written in verse like the rest of Ellen Hopkins books and the writing style is as beautiful and insightful as it always is. Please tell me your thoughts on this book or series as a whole in the comment section below.

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