Charlotte Davis is in pieces. At seventeen shes already lost more than most people lose in a lifetime. But shes learned how to forget. The broken glass washes away the sorrow until there is nothing but calm. You dont 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 Charlies 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....
|Title||:||Girl in Pieces|
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Girl in Pieces Reviews
I'm not one to write long reviews. This book is spectacular for many reasons, and there will be many reviews digging into those reasons. For me, there is one standout reason you must read this novel: there is no such thing as "all the way better."
Whether it's dealing with self-harm like the protagonist Charlotte, or an ED, or depression, or chronic illness, or alcohol addiction, or ANYTHING, recovery has no endpoint. You live with your physical or metaphorical scars forever. Yes, there are high ...more
I made it. I finally made it through 400 and something freaking pages. This book started out great, but as I read on, it just got worse and worse. I'm probably one of those 5% of readers this book didn't have an effect on.
Trigger warning: Self-harm, drugs, alcohol, sexual abuse
●I was okay with the writing. This book is written in three parts. (Honestly, I don't really get the point of having it written in three parts.) Sometimes there was a paragraph a page sometimes it was long. I actually lik ...more
Kathleen Glasgow, author of Girl in Pieces, was riding a bus when she glanced at her seatmate and spotted the all-too-familiar scars of a fellow cutter. The desperation to reach out and say: “I’m just like you. Look! You are not alone!,” was overwhelming, but fear silenced her. Now, years later, Ms. Glasgow wrote Girl in Pieces to make amends. To say--YOU ARE NOT ALONE--and that despite how all-encompassing the darkness may seem, there’s always light. You just have to know where to look.
The sto ...more
Wow this was a seriously heavy, but beautifully written book. Like I knew it'd be about dark things when I picked it up from the library, but it still made my HEART ACHE with just how much trauma and damage Charlie went through. Like, life really sucks sometimes, okay? I think this book did a good job of balancing the dark realism of mental illness/addiction + a smidgeon of hope. Although I kind of feel like I've been smushed like a watermelon sundae. This was HARD TO READ.
So the themes are pret ...more
I just, I really don't know how I feel about this book. Some parts I loved, other parts I hated. I think it's important, but I just, ugh.
Review on my blog:
I think I’m a fairly patient person. I do, after all, tutor a nine-year-old girl who prefers to spend her time trying to make me laugh in any way possible during our sessions instead of doing the work I assign her. (She’s adorable, though.)
But my patience has its limits, especially when it comes to books. There are so many types of books in the world, which is just perfect because there are also so many types of people. There are those books that have a plot, and those that don’t.
GIRL IN PIE ...more
Girl in Pieces is momentous, a narrative beautifully written with tenderness, emotion and conviction. Kathleen Glasgow is a remarkable author, drawing on her own experiences to lend voice to Charlie, a girl who feels irrevocably tarnished and uses self harm to soothe her emotional ache. Charlie's character represents so many young women within our communities. Girls who have been abused, who haven't been afforded the opportunity of a loving family, to experience kindness or sanctuary. After her ...more
To say that I had been eagerly anticipating this book would be a grand understatement. I heard it pitched as a modern-day GIRL, INTERRUPTED, and that was enough for me to know I had to read it immediately. A fear sometimes exists with books you crave that badly- the fear that they won't live up to your expectations, but I didn't even have that feeling with this one. I knew somewhere in my soul that I would connect with it and love it beyond words. And I did.
GIRL IN PIECES is the story of Charli ...more