'WILL STAY WITH YOU LONG AFTER YOU'VE READ THE LAST PAGE'
-- Nicola Yoon, #1 NYT bestselling author of Everything, Everything
You can spot the girls who will have it easy. I don't even have to describe them for you.
You can spot the girls who will get by on smarts. You can spot the girls who will get by because they're tough, or athletic.
And then there's me.
A deeply moving portrait of a girl in a world that owes her nothing, and has taken so much, and the journey she undergoes to put herself back together. A story you won't be able to look away from.
A Girl, Interrupted for a new generation. A New York Times bestseller.
A GOODREADS FAVOURITE: Of nearly 8000 ratings, 95% of readers enjoyed Girl in Pieces
'Glasgow can write like nobody's business' FIVE STARS
'A heartbreaking, beautiful debut ... nothing short of a masterpiece' FIVE STARS
'profound and powerful ... A MUST READ for any age!' FIVE STARS
'will take your heart and break it wide open' FIVE STARS
'the Girl, Interrupted comparison has never been so spot on' FIVE STARS
'Harrowing. Beautiful. Exquisitely written. Unputdownable' FIVE STARS
Nearly broken by a suicide attempt and a spate of personal losses, 17-year-old Charlotte "Charlie" Davis finds solace in the broken shards of a mason jar and, later, through art, in debut author Glasgow's visceral novel of self-harm. On the streets of the Twin Cities after her father died and her mother simply stopped caring, Charlie "cut all her words out heart was too full of them." Bandaged and silent, she ends up in a psych unit for self-harmers. Although Charlie sees herself in the other girls, it's her friend Ellis she craves the most. But the Ellis she knew is gone, stuck in the limbo of cutting deep enough to cause significant blood loss but not enough to die. When Charlie is discharged abruptly, she leaves for Tucson, following Mikey, a boy she liked but who always loved Ellis more. Glasgow skillfully juggles multiple difficult topics (homelessness, self-harm, etc.) without dipping into melodrama. Charlie's intimate first-person narration places readers deep within her experience while maintaining awareness of the outside world and the people in it. Ages 14 up.