Girl in Pieces

Title

Girl in Pieces

Publisher

Random House Children's Books

Publication Year

2016

ISBN

9781101934715

Pages

416 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

As she struggles to recover and survive, seventeen-year-old homeless Charlotte "Charlie" Davis cuts herself to dull the pain of abandonment and abuse.

Grade Level

9-12

Lexile Measure

HL740L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Disability and Health; Family member death; Family violence; Homelessness; Poverty; Mental illness; Physical appearance; death of father; abusive mother; sexual abuse; homeless; living in poverty; starvation; financial hardship; depression; suicidal thoughts and/or tendancies; cutting; scars; self-harm

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

emancipated from parents

Awards

YALSA Teens' Top Ten, 2017 Teen
Carnegie Medal, 2018, Long List, Children's Book
Great Lakes Great Books Award, 2017-2018, 2nd Place, Grades 9-12
Housatonic Book Awards, 2017, Finalist, Middle Grade/Young Adult

Keywords

abandoned children; self-mutilation; emotional problems; survival; toxic relationships; parasuicide; teenagers; music; travel; art; drawing; friendships

Diversity Impact

direct

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