"Glass" by Ellen Hopkins


TITLE: Glass

AUTHOR: Ellen Hopkins

PUBLISHER: HighBridge Audio

PUBLISHED DATE: August 1, 2008

ISBN: 978-1598877625

LENGTH: Unabridged 7.25 hours

I read Crank by Hopkins a few years ago for a class assignment. The assignment was to read a book from a Young Adult book series, and book talk the book for the class. In a sea of fantasy and dystopian book series, this one stands out.

Glass is the Book 2 in the gritty series that picks up with Christina as she continues to spiral out of control on Meth. Book 1 ended with Christina finding out she was pregnant from a subsequent rape, and Book 2 begins with her attempting to sober up to take care of her new baby.

I listened to the audiobook, which was narrated by Laura Flanagan. The audiobook was good, but knowing that in Crank the formatting of the words on the page is as important as the story itself, I did feel that I missed out.

Fans of the first book will be interested to know what happens to Christina, as the first book is very powerful in not only the unique poetry format, but in the impact. Not one word was wasted in the first book. Glass is not quite Crank, but it still delivers.

Recommendation: Read it, but only if you've read Crank first.

Audience: Nearly Grown Young Adults, Millenials and Beyond

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