Glass by Ellen Hopkins (sequel to Crank)
I was waiting for this one to come in! This is a sequel to the popular Crank, a story about a teen girl's descent into meth addiction written in verse format. This is a quick read and takes place where the other title left off, with Kristina trying to raise her baby and fighting the urge to use again. Unfortunately, the fight doesn't last and she starts using again on page 6 (otherwise, no story, right? :) ) Anyone could read this title on its own and understand the story without having read the first title. The writing is of good quality; the story is entertaining; and I'm sure this title will be popular with teens as well. Do I think this is worthy of the Thumbs Up! award? Probably not; but if it makes the top 20 I'm sure you'll see some teen votes for it. I give it a (reluctant) NAY.