Saturday, August 20, 2016

Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow

Book synopsis(via Goodreads):

Charlotte Davis is in pieces. At seventeen she’s already lost more than most people lose in a lifetime. But she’s learned how to forget. The thick glass of a mason jar cuts deep, and the pain washes away the sorrow until there is nothing but calm. You don’t have to think about your father and the river. Your best friend, who is gone forever. Or your mother, who has nothing left to give you.

Every new scar hardens Charlie’s heart just a little more, yet it still hurts so much. It hurts enough to not care anymore, which is sometimes what has to happen before you can find your way back from the edge.

***Many thanks to Net Galley and Random House Children's for the advanced reader's copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review. This novel will be published on 8/30/16***

This insomniac's opinion: 

If you read my other blog, you likely are at least a bit familiar with my own mental health history, as I share it pretty publicly. I was a teenager who, post-rape, spent time of my own in a psych ward dealing with self-harm and deep depression. This book hit me right in the heart. 

This novel is not for the faint of heart. Ms. Glasgow gets gritty and real. As the reader falls in love with Charlotte, we are also scared for her as she enters the world straight out of the hospital with no help at all. We turn each page hoping that this girl in pieces can find a way to stitch herself back together again. 


4 stars

Worth staying up all night to read?



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