Wow, I read this book as a junior in highschool and it has stuck with me. I absolutely LOVED this book. I remember being nervous that it was written in prose but it was very easy to understand and sucked you in within the first few pages. I never read a book that made me feel so emotional. I was Kristina's best friend, I was with her through everything, I cried when she was in pain, when she coudln't say no, I struggled right along side her. I was ecstatic when Glass came out I read in a day and with both of these books and then again with Fallout I was hearbroken multiple times in the story. I really cannot explain how well Ellen Hopkins expressed every minute of Kristina's life. When I finished each book I greived for Kristina and had to take a break from reading because I just didn't want to let her go. I have read every single Ellen Hopkins book, and I have a few other favorites, Burned.
Burned is about a young Mormo girl named Pattyn. She is the oldest of seven girls, her father is a raging alcoholic, one day she defies her parents and they send her to live with her Aunt J. She falls in love with a boy Ethan (which is quite magical, I fell in love with him myself), and she gets pregnant. I will not share the ending because YOU ALL should read it but it is quite traumatizing. I also just found out they are coming out with a sequel written from Pattyn and her little sister Jackie's perspective. Yay! Sept 2013
Impulse is another favorite, it is written from the perspective of three different teenagers. They all want to die. Their lives come together at a psych hospital...