- Paperback: 576 pages
- Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books; Reissue edition (August 6, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1442471816
- ISBN-13: 978-1442471818
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.4 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 834 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #40,433 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Ellen Hopkins is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of fourteen young adult novels, as well as the adult novels Triangles, Collateral, and Love Lies Beneath. She lives with her family in Carson City, Nevada, where she founded Ventana Sierra, a nonprofit youth housing and resource initiative. Visit her at EllenHopkins.com and on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter at @EllenHopkinsLit.
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What makes the story even more tragic is how she gives up her own baby for the meth. You would think that would motivate her to do better and be better. If anything, she uses the baby as an excuse. The meth helps her lose the baby fat because she does not eat, and it helps her escape the stress of being a mother.
So why do I like this story so much if I find the characters so despicable? Well, first off it is a very compelling story. I am willing to admit that I started to feel sorry for Kristina as her world came crashing down. She lost ties with all her family because of her own choices but when I saw how it was affecting her I still hoped for something good to happen, but it never did.
What really enthralls me is Hopkins' style. I love reading this story in prose. She even gets more creative in this one by meshing up her prose into different shapes reflecting the situation she is telling. These books are deceptively short yet a lot more happens than most stories.
I would definitely recommend continuing this series if you enjoyed Crank. It is a terrifying yet awe-inspiring tale of what continues to happen with meth addicts and the continuing dangers of addiction. If Crank and Glass do not give you pause about drug use, nothing will.
Conclusion: Loved the book, same style and characters from the first book, Crank, had to look up some words b/c I'm not familiar with slang words for drugs.
Great character development. Great description of the highs and lows of her doing the drugs. And great show of how it impacts the family. I would definitely recommend this book.