Saturday, July 24, 2010

Review: 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.

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.

This is probably going to end up being another pretty short review for Ellen Hopkins.  Because once again, she's done it.  This book is fantastic.  I'm not going to say anything more than if you've never read Ellen Hopkins before, you need to.  Her books are just fantastic.  I can't tell you enough how much I love them.

Hopkins brings the real stuff into young adult fiction.  The stuff she writes about is the real deal.  This novel deals with drugs - and not just any drug, but crank... that's hardcore stuff.  It's not candy coated and topped with a cherry, it's the real deal. It's gritty and not always fun to read, but it's a true story about something that might happen.

Again, all I can say is that if you've never read Ellen Hopkins before, you have to now.  Her books are just amazing, and I can't praise them enough. A+++.

See Ellen Hopkins talk about Crank and Glass in this video:


Alex (Tales of a Teenage Book Lover) said...

Awesome review! I can't wait to read this series or any of her books!

Brent from The Naughty Book Kitties said...

Ellen Hopkins is my favorite writer. My idol, actually. I recommend her books to every reader that I meet. I just finished the final book in this Kristina trilogy, and I'm telling you: it's the best novel Ellen has ever written.

Have you read Tricks?

I'd love to discuss Ellen's writing with you! Hit me up on e-mail:

Jenny N. said...

Havent read this series yet but have heard that its great.

Lori said...

Great review! These books are incredible! I can't wait for Fallout!

Kaylee. said...

I have been waiting to read these books FOREVER. After reading this review, I feel like I NEED to go get them!:)