I recently had an opportunity to read the fantastic book, Girl in Pieces, by Kathleen Glasgow, which details the story of a girl who has been through trauma and is journeying to recover from it. Told in the first person point of view, the book takes you directly inside the mind of Charlie, who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder due to traumatic events from her past. I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.
Girl in Pieces: A Review
The book, Girl in Pieces, is immediately engaging. We’re locked into Charlie’s mind as she struggles to deal with the treatment center she now lives in. While forced to do school work and talk about her past, she undergoes a transformation a little at a time. Charlie is truly a girl in pieces, as she feels broken and unable to even speak at first. What has been done to her cannot be undone, but she knows she needs to learn how to put the pieces of her life back together and life outside of the center.
The question that remains as the central theme of the book is, can Charlie survive what has been done to her? This young adult novel takes you through a journey of what’s unfamiliar and scary to Charlie and into her recovery. It’s well worth the read.