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ISBN13: 9781416940906
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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.

Review:

"Hopkins's hard-hitting free-verse novel, a sequel, picks up where Crank left off. Kristina now lives in her mother's Reno home with her baby, but constantly dreams of 'getting/ high. Strung. Getting/ out of this deep well/ of monotony I'm/ slowly drowning in.' When her former connection turns her on to 'glass': 'Mexican meth, as/ good as it comes. maybe 90 percent pure,' Kristina quickly loses control again. She gets kicked out of her house after her baby gets hurt on her watch, starts dealing for the Mexican Mafia ('No problem. I'll play straight/ with them. Cash and carry') and eventually even robs her mother's house with her equally addicted boyfriend. The author expertly relays both plot points and drug facts through verse, painting Kristina's self-narrated self-destruction through clean verses ('My face is hollow-/cheeked, spiced with sores'). She again experiments with form, sometimes writing two parallel poems that can be read together or separately (sometimes these experiments seem a bit cloying, as in 'Santa Is Coming,' a concrete poem in the shape of a Christmas tree). But in the end, readers will be amazed at how quickly they work their way through this thick book — and by how much they learn about crystal meth and the toll it takes, both on addicts and their families. Ages 14-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Based on true events, this sequel to "Crank" continues the story of Kristina and her descent back to hell. Told in verse, the book presents a harrowing and disturbing look at addiction and the damage that it inflicts.

About the Author

Hopkins, while writing for a Lake Tahoe newspaper, she discovered many exciting things and fascinating people. She lives near Carson City, NV.

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Miss_Misfit, March 6, 2012 (view all comments by Miss_Misfit)
The monster returns, but it's addictive claws are as sharp as glass. This story, just like Crank, is dark, addictive, and almost disturbing. Hopkins can show to light the worst monsters and what happens when we fall trap to them. The lust, the alcohol, the sex, it's all there, and it's all twisted. Another story as dark and twisted as any other Hopkins book. But, you know you want to read it. It's just as toxically addictive as the first.
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giosmiley, June 11, 2009 (view all comments by giosmiley)
Well first of all I never really read books becuase none semmed interesting and my friend who loves to read gave me the book CRANK to read and after the first page I was hooked literally i finished the book in four hours because I couldnt put the book down it was so interesting, it also reminded me of how of my old school was with drugs and etc. I really cant wait to read GLASS the cover itself is intersting with the colors and the font its something that other book dont have that make it look good,but like they say "You cant judge a book by its cover" but this cover is different from others,it makes you want to just pick it up and start reading it there. Which is what im going to do when i see it....!!!!
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Myz.Fisher, May 29, 2009 (view all comments by Myz.Fisher)
i loved dis book it was a great book it really helped me learn alot ogf things in life..it was such a great book
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781416940906
Author:
Hopkins, Ellen
Publisher:
Margaret K. McElderry Books
Subject:
Family - Parents
Subject:
Situations / Drugs, Alcohol, Substance Abuse
Subject:
Social Issues - Emotions & Feelings
Subject:
Social Issues - Drugs, Alcohol, & Substance Abuse
Subject:
Teenage girls
Subject:
Drug abuse
Subject:
Family problems
Subject:
Babies
Subject:
Teenagers
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Drugs, Alcohol and Substance Abuse
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
sex; drugs; crank; meth; methamphetamines; alcohol; monster; split personality; LGBT; lesbian; verse novel; classic; bestseller; crossover; Crank Trilogy; rape; date rape; pregnancy; pregnant; drug withdrawl; adoption; juvenile hall; drug dealing; Award W
Subject:
sex; drugs; crank; meth; methamphetamines; alcohol; monster; split personality; LGBT; lesbian; verse novel; classic; bestseller; crossover; Crank Trilogy; rape; date rape; pregnancy; pregnant; drug withdrawl; adoption; juvenile hall; drug dealing; Award W
Subject:
sex; drugs; crank; meth; methamphetamines; alcohol; monster; split personality; LGBT; lesbian; verse novel; classic; bestseller; crossover; Crank Trilogy; rape; date rape; pregnancy; pregnant; drug withdrawl; adoption; juvenile hall; drug dealing; Award W
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20070831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f/c jacket + embossing
Pages:
688
Dimensions:
7 x 5 in
Age Level:
14-17

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Product details 688 pages Margaret K. McElderry Books - English 9781416940906 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Hopkins's hard-hitting free-verse novel, a sequel, picks up where Crank left off. Kristina now lives in her mother's Reno home with her baby, but constantly dreams of 'getting/ high. Strung. Getting/ out of this deep well/ of monotony I'm/ slowly drowning in.' When her former connection turns her on to 'glass': 'Mexican meth, as/ good as it comes. maybe 90 percent pure,' Kristina quickly loses control again. She gets kicked out of her house after her baby gets hurt on her watch, starts dealing for the Mexican Mafia ('No problem. I'll play straight/ with them. Cash and carry') and eventually even robs her mother's house with her equally addicted boyfriend. The author expertly relays both plot points and drug facts through verse, painting Kristina's self-narrated self-destruction through clean verses ('My face is hollow-/cheeked, spiced with sores'). She again experiments with form, sometimes writing two parallel poems that can be read together or separately (sometimes these experiments seem a bit cloying, as in 'Santa Is Coming,' a concrete poem in the shape of a Christmas tree). But in the end, readers will be amazed at how quickly they work their way through this thick book — and by how much they learn about crystal meth and the toll it takes, both on addicts and their families. Ages 14-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Based on true events, this sequel to "Crank" continues the story of Kristina and her descent back to hell. Told in verse, the book presents a harrowing and disturbing look at addiction and the damage that it inflicts.
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