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3.86 out of 53.86 out of 53.86 out of 53.86 out of 53.86 out of 5 3.86 (28 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gail Giles Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2008 ISBN: 9780739330951
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Simon Glass was easy to hate. I never knew exactly why, there was too much to pick from. I guess, really, we each hated him for a different reason, but we didn’t realize it until the day we killed him.

From its powerful opening to its tension-filled ending, this compelling novel will pull you in and keep you listening. When Rob, the charismatic leader of the senior class, decides to turn the sniveling class nerd into Prince Charming, his cruel challenge leads to violence and death. Is our narrator, Rob’s friend, culpable? Quotes from teachers, parents, kids, and cops give different–sometimes conflicting–points of view about the dramatic and suspensful events.

Gail Giles has a firm grasp of high school cliques–and of high school as a dangerous place. Shattering Glass is her poignant and funny, subtle and richly textured, always memorable, young adult debut.


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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maryam | 2/20/2014

    " read on November 6, 2009 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lesley | 2/8/2014

    " My favorite Gail Giles so far. Great mood of impending violence and complicated motivations. Wish there were more books that deal with popularity issues from guy POV. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda Lerch | 1/27/2014

    " This was a very interestingbook. I liked how the storyling was different from alot of picks. I was confused on when they actually killed Glass. I found it weird that the author only brought up the killing in the last two pages. I kind of want to know more abut what happens to the boys after they killed him. Overall it was a great book! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristin | 1/25/2014

    " Goodness, when I read this book five years ago (while in high school) I thought it was great. Remembering it now, I've heard the same story told many times before. Good, but nothing new. I recommend it for a high school or middle school student. Not for an advanced reader, your wasting your time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jayla | 1/22/2014

    " it wuz sad "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kat Mc | 1/17/2014

    " Not my favorite. I thought it was too simplistic of a look at a topic that should be given more depth. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Simone | 1/13/2014

    " It was really inspiring and well written! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tony Austin | 1/4/2014

    " One of my all time favorite books. I had to buy it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yady | 10/14/2013

    " Giles alway has a way to finsh a book where it's not in too dark just dark enough. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matthew | 8/25/2013

    " Thought this book was really good but didn't like the ending. Read it to find out why. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ina | 8/2/2013

    " interesting book (: "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Krystal | 9/2/2012

    " this book was incredable. I really enjoyed its pace and how well the booked flowed, and then was very unexpected, which really shocked me. I love books that keep on the edge of your seat and this one did! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Madeline | 6/10/2012

    " 3.5 stars. Rather horrifying at points, but an intriguing exploration of the descent down a slippery slope of morality. However, with popularity as a central focus of the conflict, it tends to overlook the other aspects of interpersonal relationships in high school. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nathan | 5/11/2012

    " I felt sorry for Jeff Cooper and Steward. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alyssa | 5/9/2012

    " This was horribly written. Like, there's nothing more I can say. The plotline was boring...well, the entire book was boring. I would've thrown it out, but I decided against it just because it would be a waste of 25 cents, which I paid this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 elissa | 4/11/2012

    " Quite a debut! Giles quickly made a name for herself in YA lit with this dark suspense novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nan | 1/19/2012

    " Good high school material for kids who don't fit in. The author provides a wonderful explanation of just how adolescent emotions work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mylin | 12/7/2011

    " This was a very intense, intriguing book, and at the same time, kept me wanting to keep reading on! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jasonw09 | 8/8/2011

    " It is a book about just how far people will go for their friends "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 "Mhd Haikal" | 8/7/2011

    " Covernya keren bangett.... sayang isinya masih terlalu biasa, tidak sekeren covernya... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Arianna | 5/16/2011

    " This book was amazing. like i thought that i'd meet rob, young, bob, simon, and coop when i walked in the hallway at school. this book was well written, with unexpected twists, and a glimpse into the way people are sometimes. I didn't wanna put it down. :P "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cassidy | 5/3/2011

    " Wasn't bad, but wasn't great. Thought the characters were very good and strong, I truly enjoyed them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tania | 5/3/2011

    " This is definitely a thriller type of book. I don't remember the storyline of it, but i remember loving it. Def recommendable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vanessa | 4/21/2011

    " i loved this book it was very detailed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margaret | 3/27/2011

    " Disturbing. Would make a great discussion book More high school than middle. Recommended by Amy C. she reads it to her 8th graders. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauryn | 3/5/2011

    " THIS BOOK! OH WOW! I was required to read this for my Honors English class. It is a VERY GOOD BOOK! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trudy | 2/23/2011

    " Disturbing teen fiction about a twist on bullying. Not for the sensitive student, however, high schoolers LOVE this read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Da'Yonna | 2/3/2011

    " Amazing book i wish they had a part two...however the end was very sad. This book kept me captivated and wanting to read more each day...?I LOVED IT? "

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About the Narrator

Scott Brick, actor, narrator, and writer, attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks, from thrillers and science fiction to classics and nonfiction. He has recorded more than eight hundred audiobooks and won over fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.