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Jul 15, 2020sharishsu rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Waking up in a psychiatric hospital in Minnesota, Charlie is the last place that she wants to be. She should be dead by now, but unfortunately, she isn’t. Due to a lack of money and insurance, she’s discharged, and put back on the same life that drove her to suicide—one interlaced with self-injury, depression, and doubt. Coping with toxic relationships, an unfixed past, and an unsteady future, Charlie must make a decision to fix herself or stay shattered. Girl in Pieces was raw, blunt, and acknowledged a lot of the struggles that are normally not written about. This is easily my favorite book, as it displays the recovery aspect of mental illness and the ups and downs of healing. The book is a masterfully created emotional rollercoaster and rightfully deserves a 5/5 rating. TW: This book addresses and describes sexual assault, alcoholism, drug addictions, eating disorders, self-injury, and suicide.