Kiss of Broken Glass
In the next 72 hours, Kenna may lose everything—her friends, her freedom, and maybe even herself. One kiss of the blade was all it took to get her sent to the psych ward for 72 hours. There she will face her addiction to cutting, though the outcome is far from certain.When fifteen-year-old Kenna... show more
In the next 72 hours, Kenna may lose everything—her friends, her freedom, and maybe even herself. One kiss of the blade was all it took to get her sent to the psych ward for 72 hours. There she will face her addiction to cutting, though the outcome is far from certain.When fifteen-year-old Kenna is found cutting herself in the school bathroom, she is sent to a facility for a mandatory psychiatric watch. There Kenna meets other kids like her—her roommate, Donya, who's there for her fifth time; the birdlike Skylar; and Jag, a boy cute enough to make her forget her problems . . . for a moment.Madeleine Kuderick's gripping debut is a darkly beautiful and lyrical novel in verse, perfect for fans of Sonya Sones and Laurie Halse Anderson. Kiss of Broken Glass pulses with emotion and lingers long after the last page.Supports the Common Core State Standards
Publish date: September 9th 2014
Publisher: Harper Teen
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
Written in verse, this book starts out strong with Kenna’s emotions and feelings spilling out onto the pages as she’s hauled off to the hospital. If only she’d been more careful, if only she’d waited until she returned home but the urges were just too much. It’s a competition at school with most of ...
Review for the ARC.As most people know I am not a fan of verse/poetry or whatever this was. So when I found out I was quite sad about it. I expected an awesome/sad book about mental wards and all that, instead it was a book in verse/poetry/etc.I don't like verse/poetry/etc., because it feels like so...
I am always a bit wary to pick up a book narrated in verse because my experiences are that those books either blow your mind and make you think about them for days or really disappoint you and make you regret ever picking them up. Fortunately, Madeleine Kuderick's deput Kiss of Broken Glass fits to ...
This is such a quick and utterly fantastic read. While the content and the reasoning behind the cutting might put some readers off, the prose offered swept me up with heart-breaking ease a la Ellen Hopkins style. Kenna's life slowly unfolds in little snippets and readers are gifted with the anguish ...