Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow
Everyone, and I mean everyone should read this book. It is heartbreaking, beautiful, and there is nothing like it out there. The author is extremely genuine and actually struggled with cutting herself, so you know these thoughts are real. Be aware though, it is extremely honest about cutting and mental illness. It is a conversation that must be had, but is probably better for more mature teenagers (probably sophomores in high school).
Detailed information about Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow
The book is 416 pages and is bound beautifully. It takes you through a tragic healing of a young girl. It is honest, sometimes brutal, but mostly beautiful. The main character is a girl named Charlotte. Her life has not been easy, and yet she is only seventeen. She finds a coping mechanism in cutting, and it almost ruins her.
This book is an amazing reminder of human resilience and hope, through its honest portrayal of mental illness. Keep this book close. You will read it very quickly. I read it in two sittings and couldn’t stop thinking about it in the time where I wasn’t reading it. This is an amazing gift for avid readers or not so enthusiastic readers alike because this book will suck them in.
Anyone can find something to relate to in this book, even if it is not specifically cutting. Kathleen Glasgow writes in a voice that can be heard and felt by anyone, and that is what makes this book so powerful. Teenagers, college students, and even adults will be able to take something from this amazing book. It is a great back to school, birthday, or holiday gift for your kids, grandkids, siblings or friends. It is nearly impossible to start this book and not be impacted by its words.