Fat, clumsy Simon Glass is a loser who occupies the lowest rung on the high school social ladder. 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 Simon from total freak to 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-chilling . . . and brutal.
Shattering Glass was a quick, easy read that pretty much gave you the ending right on the first page. The story shows the long build-up to the tragic end, meanwhile you get little glances at what seems to happen to Young, Rob, and Bobster after the ending of the book.
The story moved fast and you learned more about the characters through dialogue and action rather than descriptions. I can’t say I was ever attached to any of them, though I felt the most for Coop because he really struggled with his home life and wanting to get a scholarship so that he would not end up like his father. I didn’t even feel bad for Simon despite knowing that these other boys were just making a spectable of him. Simon’s attitude really irked me throughout the book.
I was honestly a little dissatisfied with the way the book ended because there was all this build-up and the climax lasted about half a page, then the book ended. I just felt like there would be a little more to it, but I do respect the author’s way of ending things. Again, I was just hoping for more.
So, overall, this book was pretty good and I think that over time as it comes back to me I’ll appreciate it more.
Rating: 3.5/5 stars