Shattering Glass by Gail Giles
Posted on Monday, November 5, 2007 by Peg in book review, Pizza and Pages, teen fiction
Our Pizza & Pages book for October was a book recommended to me by a teen who said,"It was the best book I've ever read!" Gail Giles kept the story moving forward by having her characters provide a commentary at the beginning of each chapter. The dialog foreshadows the climactic ending, so I shouldn't have been caught by surprise, but I was! This is a scary high school story, reminiscent (as one teen said) of Steven King's "Carrie." Some felt that this book was similar to Inventing Elliot except that "Elliot was a better person. He redeemed himself in the end." Simon Glass is the class geek, getting picked on by the popular crowd, until Rob decides to make him popular. But Simon doesn't play by the rules and someone has to pay for that. Check out Shattering Glass in Infosoup!