Kristina Georgia Snow is the perfect daughter: gifted high school junior, quiet, never any trouble. But on a trip to visit her absentee father, Kristina disappears and Bree takes her place. Bree is the exact opposite of Kristina -- she's fearless.
Through a boy, Bree meets the monster: crank. And what begins as a wild, ecstatic ride turns into a struggle through hell for her mind, her soul -- her life.
The final installment of the trilogy that began with Crank and Glass examines the impact of Kristina's methamphetamine addiction on three of her children, now teens. Though not raised by their mother, they are still "dealing with the fallout of choices" she made, beginning in her own teenage years, as the narrative shifts among them. Hunter is quick to anger and experiments with substances, too; Autumn suffers from OCD and panic attacks because "things happened" when she was little; and Summer bounces around to different foster homes before running away with her boyfriend. Fans will recognize the author's trademark style: this is a gritty, gripping collection of free verse and concrete poems. Hopkins neatly creates news articles attributed to Associated Press, Variety, and other sources, clueing readers in to the fates of other characters from the first two books. In the end, readers will be drawn into the lives of each of these struggling teens as they deal with complicated home lives, first loves, and a mostly absent mother who "wants to love them," but is too damaged to do so. Ages 14 up.
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I loved this book as a young adult
My high school teacher recommended this book to me. At first looking at the pages I thought he was crazy but I soon fell in love with it. I have read every book in the series. Ellen does a fantastic job. You won’t regret reading this book, or any others by Ellen.
Why did they have her have the baby knowing she’s a crank addict. It’s basically telling young girls that abortion isn’t an option. Especially the whole feeling the baby knowing that baby was a fetus. She should’ve let the baby go. I feel like so many sources told her to keep it so that’s why she did. I feel like she didn’t do it because she wanted the baby. She just did it because people around her placed it in head that that was the best option for her. So she had this thought in her mind and since she still had crank in her system that’s why she thought she felt something and thought to keep it.
In so many ways I feel Ellen Hopkins could’ve made glass a sequel to it from the perspective of Bree going through the abortion.
But then again maybe the sequel would’ve lead to the idea of abortion not being the correct option.
Idk it’s all just so fast that I feel it didn’t give Kristina/Bree the story she deserved.