Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Glass by Ellen Hopkins

Glass by Ellen Hopkins, 681 pages

In her follow up novel to Crank, Ellen Hopkins continues with her story of Kristina and her battle with meth addiction in Glass.  After the birth of her son, Kristina stays clean for a little while, but she can't fight her cravings.  After landing a job at 7-Eleven, she scores some money for her new found addiction, glass.   Glass is a more powerful, purer form of meth.  Kristina's addiction proves so strong she is kicked out of her house and loses custody of her son. Finding a new love with Trey, Kristina falls into a deeper path to destruction that eventually lands her in jail. This novel was very powerful and shows how drug addiction can destroy a young life.

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