Girl in Pieces
Random House Children's Books
As she struggles to recover and survive, seventeen-year-old homeless Charlotte "Charlie" Davis cuts herself to dull the pain of abandonment and abuse.
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
emancipated from parents
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
abandoned children; self-mutilation; emotional problems; survival; toxic relationships; parasuicide; teenagers; music; travel; art; drawing; friendships
Glasgow, Kathleen, "Girl in Pieces" (2016). Diverse Families. 1837.