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Girl in Pieces

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Kathleen Glasgow

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

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 You’d be Home Now

  • Publication date: October 6, 2016
  • ISBN: 9781780749457
  • RRP: £8.99
  • Pages: 448
  • Publication date: October 6, 2016
  • ISBN: 9781786071392
  • RRP: £4.99
  • Pages: 416


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


'Girl, Interrupted meets Speak.'


‘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

Kathleen Glasgow

Kathleen Glasgow is the New York Times bestselling author of Girl in Pieces and How to Make Friends with the Dark and has been published in 26 countries. She lives in Tucson, Arizona, where she works in an office by day and spins stories by night. You can find her on Twitter @kathglasgow, on Instagram as @misskathleenglasgow or on her website

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