Monday, July 17, 2017

Girl in Pieces

Book: Girl in Pieces
Author: Kathleen Glasgow

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 broken glass 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.-Goodreads

Review: This book deals with a lot of issues-cutting, suicide, depression, substance abuse, anger management, homelessness and treatment. It is not a light read-Charlotte has gone through (and continues to struggle with) many horrible situations and issues no one should go through. My heart broke for her, especially when she was released from a treatment facility due to lack of funds. When she befriends an older guy who major problems of his own and starts making bad decision after bad decision, it was a train wreck waiting to happen. 

If you are looking for a 'happy book' that will make you smile and feel good-avoid this one. If you are looking for something that is like 'Girl Interrupted' (I found this book to be far superior) with more 'feels' give this book a try.  

Grade: 4/5

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