Don’t read if you have not read the book, this may give too much information away.
Ever think you are in control only to find out that you are not and you are in way over your head?
Have you ever been pressured to do something you know is wrong, but think to yourself that one try will not hurt until you are addicted and cannot find a way out?
Well, that is the life that Kristina Georgia Snow has everyone follow in Glass written by Ellen Hopkins.
Glass is the continuing story of Crank. Crank is about a teenager who tries crank for the first time and falls in love with the monster. The book ends with the teen is pregnant with the baby of the man who raped her.
Glass picks up shortly after the teenager named Kristina, also known as Bree, has the baby. She is not even 18 years old yet. She names the baby Hunter. For a while she had given up on the monster, to save her life and the baby’s. However a few short months later she crawls back to the monster. One way includes lying to her family.
When she goes back to the monster, she meets Trey. A roommate of a friend who would become the love of her life.
However, one day being left alone with Hunter, things take a turn for the worse. She falls asleep and Hunter rolls under a chair and gets hurt. Kristina gets kicked out of her own home, and she is not allowed to take her own child.
She goes to live with Trey’s cousin Brad and his two children; Latreya and Devon. The two girls do not like the fact that Kristina lives with them, because she is not in fact their mother. Eventually their mother does come back and Kristina is forced to leave.
This time after much convincing and a loss of what to do, Kristina
and Trey get their own apartment, but are poor and the only way they can keep the place is to steal money and deal meth, to pay back their dealer so they can get more meth to sale.
Eventually they also are forced to leave their apartment where they make the choice of living in their car and eating only food like McDonald’s.
Sleeping off a monster buzz, they get pulled over by a cop for parking somewhere they are not supposed to. The cop asks to search the car, to find a lockbox full of meth. Kristina’s mother also turned them in for stealing from her.
As the author states in the end of the book, Kristina and Trey will no longer share an apartment, a car, a bed, a pipe, a cigarette, a kiss, promises, dreams or vows. The only thing they will share is a baby. That is, if they get out of jail in time.
I hope you all enjoyed this book as much as I did. Ellen Hopkins is a terrific writer. Her books are so raw, so real and full of truth.
Take care all.