Title : Girl In Pieces
Author : Kathleen Glasgow
Format : Paperback
Length : 412 Pages
Rating : ★ ★ ★ ★
First, I want to start off by saying I absolutely loved this book and would probably give it a 4.5 stars more so than 4.
This book follows a girl named Charlotte who starts off in a ward for mental people. This book deals with mental health issues and has some graphic self harming scenes. It also deals with different types of addictions such as drug and alcohol. Charlie starts off mute within the book, but at this is written in first person you know what she's thinking and feeling. After the first couple of chapters Charlie begins to find her voice. She gets discharged and is back in the real world and so the story begins.
I loved how you got to not only see parts of Charlie's present but learn her past throughout the novel by her having mini flashbacks etc. You get so involved with the characters you are learning about yet you've never even met them. All the characters within this book were so unique and different from each other with was great. I thought the story flowed well and each character was there for a specific reason no matter how big or small.
This book also reminded me of a mixture between The Color Purple and Girl Interrupted. It was brutal yet so captivating I just couldn't get enough. I even read this in the car on the way to work for an hour which is a big thing for me considering I get car sick when I'm in the back of a car haha!
Anyway, I would definitely recommend this book to anyone interested in mental health or in coming of age stories in general. It was definitely a winner for me. However I would not recommend if you have issues with self-harm or drug/alcohol addiction.