★★★★☆ New release Tuesday!
Charlie Davis wakes up in a rehab center. Last thing she remembers is in the Seed House, Frank trying to get her to give herself to strange men in exchange for a place to stay. Then she’s cutting herself, deeper than normal, trying to end it all. But she didn’t succeed, and now she has to put her life (what little she had) back together.
This book was profoundly sad and heartbreaking, but hopeful too. As a 25-year-old, I’m not too old to remember what Charlie was going through. I remember how vividly awful life could seem at moments, how unsure and insecure I was about myself. I never self-harmed or cut, but I can relate to the thoughts Charlie had. Sometimes life is really tough, especially when you’re young and it seems like the end of the world every time something goes wrong.
Girl in Pieces has a great message for anyone who feels that way. Just keep trying, keep doing better, and reach out for help if you need it. There’s always a reason to live and you should never give up.
I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.