Summary: The ice cold fear I’d felt, not knowing if Wyatt was alive, pressed into the wall with other girls and surrounded by guys who were unspeakably brave, hit my body again in a wave. This was trauma—the gift that keeps on giving.
When Meg Kavanagh finds herself in the unthinkable role of grieving sister, she discovers some harsh truths—parents aren’t perfect, life’s not always sweet, and the dead don’t write back. Worried she might have caused Wyatt’s death, Meg folds her heart into a box. Her famous mom grieves by slowly disappearing, and her dad copes by moving them to a small town in Wyoming.
What she finds in Wyoming blindsides her.
His name is Henry, and he’s a rancher’s son who pulls Meg into his larger-than-life world and shows her that being sensitive is not an excuse to sit this one out. Meg wants to be brave like Henry because the best things in life—like falling in love and finding mercy—require uncommon courage. And Henry has a secret that changes everything.
From YA author Laura Anderson Kurk comes an unconventional and bittersweet story of first love and family ties. Fans of Deb Caletti and Sara Zarr will appreciate Kurk’s authentically imperfect characters and emotional storytelling.
With characters who feel real enough to walk the halls of your high school, Glass Girl sheds light on tenderness, the rush of first love, and the miracle of mercy.
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This book….I don’t even know if I can really express just how I really feel about this one. Glass Girl is for everyone. If you have lost someone in a tragic way or somehow felt like someone’s death was your fault or if you or someone you know has dealt with bullying then you should read this book.
Meg has such a touching story. It is a bit of a mystery for a while what exactly happened to her brother and why she feels like it is her fault but what happens leading up to the moment of reveal keeps you drawn in to the story. I actually stayed up reading this and just when I thought I would stop and go to bed I would either cry or get teary and I would want to know the outcome.
One of the teachers at Meg’s school says something that I wish more teachers would say. “Say smart things and don’t make each others’ lives hell.” It actually kind of reminds me of a quote from the series finale of Bo y Meets World from Mr. Feeny. “Believe in yourselves. Dream. Try. DO Good.”
The words you say and how you say them make a difference. So, do good, say good, make a difference. ♥