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Ú Read ↠´ Shattering Glass by Gail Giles ☆ Simon Glass Was Easy To HateI Guess, Really We Each Hated Him For A Different Reason, But We Didn T Realize It Until The Day We Killed Him Fat, Clumsy Simon Glass Is A Nerd, A Loser Who Occupies The Lowest Rung On The High School Social Ladder Everyone Picks On Him Until Rob Haynes Shows Up Rob, A Transfer Student With Charisma To Spare, Immediately Becomes The Undisputed Leader Of The Senior Class And He Has Plans For Simon Rob Enlists The Help Of His Crew Wealthy, Intellectual Young, Ladies Man Bob, And Sweet, Athletic Coop In A Mission Turn Sniveling Simon From Total Freak To Would Be Prom King But As Simon Rises To The Top Of The Social Ranks, He Shows A New Confidence And A Devious Side That Power Hungry Rob Did Not Anticipate And When Simon Uncovers A Dangerous Secret, Events Darken The Result Is Disquieting, Bone Chillingand Brutal I don t like being teased Giles tells her readers in the very beginning that her main characters are going to kill Simon Glass We don t find out how or why until the last page I didn t like the characters or even the plot I only finished the book to find out why they killed the kid.
Year of Pub 2003Publisher Simon Schuster Children s Publishing, New York, NY I am a huge fan of Gail Giles and her books absolutely creep me out like nothing else.
These aren t ghost stories or anything like that They re the evil things that we do to each other without any sort of supernatural bent or demonic involvement or whatever That makes them much scarier than most of the stories Stephen King writes These things happen every day, in every city in the world.
We know from the very first sentence that things are going to end very badly for Simon What we don t know is how or why.
Each chapter begins with a brief statement from other characters discussing Simon s fate these statements are from several years in the future and those are the only clues we have as to what s going to happen and how everyone else will be impacted Obviously I can t get too in depth with what happens, because spoil Yeah As YA mystery thrillers go, this one was okay Well, not okay Tolerable at best is probably a better way to describe it This book tried to do something that could have been really cool, but kind of failsepically This review s not very long, because most of my issues aren t big, but they take up so much of the story it s all I ve got Shattering Glass is about four popular high school guys who want to turn the least popular guy in school into one of the most popular Been there, done that But, by the summary and the first few lines of the book, you know the loser, Simon Glass, dies So it becomes how do the four guys go from trying this social experiment to murdering Simon.
My main issue with this book is the characters The narrator, Young Stewart, has zero presence The kid s basically a douchier version of Nick Caraway Young goes through no development and is pretty much a wow I really really really loved this book and the way Giles uses so so so so so so so much dramatic irony and suspense to really pull you in Throughout the book, you get semi bored, but get the urge to continue reading and find out what happens The ending hits you right in the face and couldn t betwisted I really fell in love with the characters and became attached to their emotions myself to the point where I knew their next move every time until the very end.
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5 stars.
This is one of the fastest books I have ever read I devoured it in about an hour It has such an incredibly slow build up of impending doom that I couldn t put it down.
Unfortunately the build up was actually better than the explosion The ending left a fair bit to be desired but the rest of the book mostly made up for it Good, quick brain scrub Just what I needed.
The author did a wonderful job showing how Rob felt, and, at the end, really makes you understand why he wanted to change Simon Glass so much.
Shattering Glass by Gail Giles is a dark take on today s need to be socially accepted in this instance, the popularity status ladder in high school Throughout the novel, you see many instances where some of the main characters are following the lead of their charismatic leader for no other reason to remain in his good tidings, resulting in their ability to stay in his group of accepted peers friends Like most high schools in real life, everyone has something to hide and in the book it is no different No one questions why the most popular guy in school is taking in the nerd, until it is too late and his true personality motives are revealed In Shattering Glass, Gail Giles tells the story of how Simon Glass, the hated school nerd and scape goat for aggression, is taken under the wing of arguably the most popular guy in I read the book Shattering Glass by Gail Giles This was an awesome book because it really related to me It was right around my age group and some of the problems they have, boys have my age too Shattering Glass was the best book i have ever read for many reasons I m not much of a reader which was why I pick the shortest book It was only 215 pages and I really enjoyed every part of it The book is very suspenseful because the climax of the story doesn t happen until the end of the novel This keeps the reader on their toes until the end I couldn t wait to start reading it again to see if anything would happen The book was very well written the quotes at the beginning of the chapter were awesome It lets you get a peek of what will happen in the end This was my favorite part of the book.
Shattering Glass was written in first person Young Steward, Shattering Glass, by Gail Giles, relays the tale of a group of popular boys who decide to take an outcast, Simon Glass, under their wing and turn him into Prince Charming Rob, the leader, is insistent on controlling everything and making sure everything goes according to plan When it starts to become too much, Young Steward, the narrator, can only watch as his friends start to take matters into their own hands One of my favorite aspects of the story was that it was not written from the hero s point of view, rather a bystander s While it is still in first person, it seems like the reader is viewing the story through the eyes of someone watching the events unfold Giles was very descriptive when writing She managed to describe everything without making the book too heavy in detail She added adjectives in just the right pla

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