Top positive review
Well done, tragic story
Reviewed in the United States on September 6, 2012
Every have a book that you really enjoyed but had a hard time figuring out why? Glass was like that for me at first. As I continued to read, I kept rolling my eyes at the main character Kristina as she continues to destroy her life. I despise her mother and step father for being in denial as long as they were. I do not care for her friends when they can just abandon her as quickly as change their shirt.
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.