Girl in Pieces

Pages: 416
Subject: Fiction
Imprint: Rock the Boat

Girl in Pieces

‘A haunting, beautiful and necessary book’ Nicola Yoon, author of Everything, Everything

Kathleen Glasgow

A heartbreaking, triumphant, funny and hopeful story of one girl's battle with self harm
9781780749457 (6 Oct 2016)
RRP £8.99

The Book

A Barnes & Noble Best Young Adult Books of 2016 | A New York Public Library Best Books for Teens in 2016| An Amazon Best YA Books of 2016

A heartbreaking, triumphant, funny and hopeful story of one girl's battle with self harm.

Charlie Davis is in pieces. At seventeen, she's already lost more than most people lose in a lifetime. But she's learned how to forget it through cutting; the pain washes out the sorrow until there is nothing but calm. She doesn't have to think about her father or what happened under the bridge. Her best friend, Ellis, who is gone forever. Or the mother who has nothing left to give her. Kicked out of a special treatment center when her insurance runs out, Charlie finds herself in the bright and wild landscape of Tucson, Arizona, where she begins the unthinkable: the long journey of putting herself back together.

Kathleen Glasgow is also the author of How to Make Friends with the Dark and the forthcoming novel You'd be Home Now

Additional Information

Subject Fiction
Pages 416
Imprint Rock the Boat


About the Author

Kathleen Glasgow lives in Tucson, Arizona. She wrote the majority of this book during arts fellowships and in all it took her eight years to complete. It is a powerful and personal novel which addresses the important theme of teen depression and making a life for yourself. Kathleen is also the author of the novels How to Make Friends with the Dark and forthcoming in 2021 You'd be Home Now. You can find her on Twitter @kathglasgow, on Instagram as @misskathleenglasgow or on her website


'Glasgow's poetic writing brings Charlie's mind to life as she tries to find a path to recovery.'

- Independent

'Girl, Interrupted meets Speak.'

- Refinery29

‘Vivid…a difficult, challenging, but important read.'

- The School Librarian

‘Intimate and gritty…Glasgow mines the darkness and, ultimately, offers the glimmer of recovery'.

- Irish Times

‘This sharp and beautiful portrait of seventeen-year-old Charlie Davis illuminates not only the anxiety of youth but the vulnerability and terror of life in general... Girl in Pieces hurts my heart in the best way possible.'

- Amanda Coplin, author of the New York Times bestseller, The Orchardist

'A haunting, beautiful and necessary book'

- Nicola Yoon, author of Everything, Everything

'A treasure of a novel.'

- Swati Avasthi, author of Split and Chasing Shadows

'Vivid, devastating and beautifully written.'

- Julie Schumacher, author of Black Box and NYT bestseller Dear Committee Members

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