Girl in Pieces

Girl in Pieces

by Kathleen Glasgow (Author)

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
“A dark yet powerful read.”—Paste Magazine
“One of the most affecting novels we have read.”—Goop
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."

In Kathleen Glasgow's poignant and heart-wrenching novel, "Girl in Pieces", we are introduced to the captivating story of Charlotte Davis, a young girl struggling to find her place in a world that often feels too harsh and unforgiving.

Charlotte is a survivor of abuse, both physical and emotional, and her journey of healing and self-discovery is both raw and relatable. Through her honest and unflinching prose, Glasgow delves deep into the complexities of Charlotte's psyche, exploring themes of trauma, mental illness, and the resilience of the human spirit.

As Charlotte navigates the tumultuous waters of adolescence, she grapples with feelings of isolation, depression, and self-harm. Her relationships with her family and friends are strained, and she finds solace in the written word, pouring her innermost thoughts and emotions into her journal.

Through Charlotte's poignant journal entries, we witness her struggles firsthand. We feel her pain, her anger, her despair, and her longing for a sense of normalcy. Glasgow's writing is both lyrical and haunting, capturing the essence of Charlotte's fractured world with remarkable clarity.

As the story unfolds, we accompany Charlotte on her journey of healing. We witness her moments of triumph and setbacks, her newfound friendships, and her evolving understanding of herself and the world around her. Glasgow's compassionate and insightful storytelling creates a profound connection between the reader and Charlotte, leaving us rooting for her every step of the way.

"Girl in Pieces" is a powerful and moving exploration of trauma, resilience, and the transformative power of self-acceptance and love. Glasgow's poignant prose and unflinching honesty capture the complexities of mental illness and its impact on the human psyche with remarkable authenticity.

This novel is a must-read for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the challenges faced by those struggling with mental health issues. It is a story of hope, resilience, and the indomitable spirit that resides within us all.


415 pages