Girl in Pieces

Book review by Mary Cosola, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Teen heals from loss and self-harm in gritty, gripping tale.

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 30 reviews

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age 15+
I am eighteen years old, and I have struggled with mental health and self-harm for many years. This book is very real. It is hard to think of Charlie as a character, she seems more like a friend or someone you know in your life. Nothing about reading this book is easy, it is triggering, it talks about physical abuse and violence, drug abuse, alcoholism, self-harm, suicide, homelessness and other hard topics. The reason why this book is so good is because this is the reality for some people, this isn't a story, it is their life. I think people need to have an open mind when reading this and should be aware that these things happen. There is course language, but again, that is how some people talk. This book is not a fun happy ending story where everyone falls in love and things are perfect. It is a reality check and wake up call to the struggles people face around us. This novel is a good way to educate and have a conversation about these issues.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
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age 18+

Too many curse words right from the start.

I knew that this was said to be a good book and had some caution in regards to the language, but told my daughter to let me know if it gets too bad. Within 30 pages she was done. I am proud of her that she let me know, but it is too bad they make a great story and feel the need to taint it with bad stuff. :( I wouldn't recommend it.

This title has:

Too much swearing

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