Fans of Girl, Interrupted, Thirteen Reasons Why, and All the Bright Places will love this New York Times bestseller.
"A haunting, beautiful, and necessary book that will stay with you long after you've read the last page."—Nicola Yoon, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything and The Sun Is Also a Star
Charlotte Davis is in pieces. At seventeen she’s already lost more than most people do 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.
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. Kathleen Glasgow's debut is heartbreakingly real and unflinchingly honest. It’s a story you won’t be able to look away from.
“Girl, Interrupted meets Speak.”—Refinery29.com
“A dark yet powerful read.”—Paste Magazine
“One of the most affecting novels we have read.”—Goop.com
“Breathtaking and beautifully written.”—Bustle
“Intimate and gritty.”—The Irish Times
And don’t miss Kathleen Glasgow's newest novel How to Make Friends with the Dark, which Karen M. McManus, the New York Times bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying, calls "rare and powerful."
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.
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This novel is trigerrringgg but its something that actually happens in real life
This is one of those books where you cry as you heartstrings are pulled, but wipe away the tears as quickly as you can so you can keep on reading. I wish everyone had a chance read this book because then maybe people would have more sympathy for others and greatfullness for what they have because the life Charolette lives in really shows us what pain is. We all need some good tears like the kind that this book holds in its pages.
Must read, shows you the true glimpse into the struggles of someone fighting to love themselves. Cried almost all the way through.