Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow

Inside cover blurb:

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.


I wanted to write this review as soon as I finished this book because I thought it was AMAZING, but I had to take time for a breather.

Wow. There is just so much here. My heart broke for Charlie and for anyone who has ever felt that way. And I think many people, especially teens, can identify with some piece of her story.

Plus: This book is brutal, but it a good way. It is a raw depiction of a girl’s downward spiral, but it also shows that you can rebuild after tragedy- which is such an important message.

Minus: I have very conflicted feelings on trigger warnings, but this book would definitely get one. Not that that’s a bad thing or a way to discourage anyone from reading it, but it does deal with very powerful and emotional issues.

If you like this book, try:

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Crank by Ellen Hopkins

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