Glass by Ellen Hopkins

Available At: Electronic, Air Academy, DCC (HS), Liberty, Pine Creek, Rampart

Categories : Cursing, Drug Abuse, LGBTQ+, Politics, Sexual, Violence

Description: Kristina is determined to defeat her addiction to crack in order to keep her newborn child, but when she is unable to manage her use of the drug and the pull becomes too strong, her greatest fears are quickly realized.

YA Label?: Sometimes

Notes: This book contains inexplicit sexual activities; profanity; suicidal ideation; and drug abuse.

Violations (Miller Test [MT] & Colorado Obscenity Test [CD])

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Pages 2-3: All about my dive into the lair of the monster drug some people call crank. Crystal. Tina. Ice. Where “everyday” became another word for making love with the monster.

Page 30: One is eighteen and gay, in the city where homosexuality is almost as dirty a word as “Democrat.”

Page 61: Looking back, I wish I had a different teacher, one who really cared about me. Looking back, I wish I had parted my lips- opened my mouth wide and invited his tongue inside- for Quade.

Page 85: Not a single vicious comment about Daddy the rapist.

Page 271: He’s the whole package. Okay, and I want to unwrap it, explore what’s inside, under the denim.

Page 430: Trey throws back the shower curtain. Are you getting in here or what? He moves to the back, helps me climb in past his soapy body. Hot, soothing water falls all around me, and the herbal scent of shampoo fills my nostrils. Trey snakes my body with slick, lathered arms.

Page 543: I mean, screwing nasty, smelly men (without a condom, yet) to feed your meth habit (no worries about feeding your face).

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