DNFed Girl in Pieces

Published by: Delacorte Press
Genre: Contemporary, Realistic Fiction, Young Adult
Pages: 416
Source: Bought, Hardcover
Rating: DNF-“did not finish”


Charlotte Davis is in pieces. At seventeen she’s already lost more than most people lose in a lifetime. But she’s learned how to forget. The broken glass washes away the sorrow until there is nothing but calm. You don’t have to think about your father and the river. Your best friend, who is gone forever. Or your mother, who has nothing left to give you.

Every new scar hardens Charlie’s heart just a little more, yet it still hurts so much. It hurts enough to not care anymore, which is sometimes what has to happen before you can find your way back from the edge.

I don’t know what it was about this book that I didn’t like, but I really didn’t like it. This book was extremely depressing. I usually love depressing stories. Maybe it’s because I read this during the first week of December and wanted a light and fluffy book? I’m not sure…

I couldn’t connect with the characters, which is usually a huge no go for me. I didn’t feel like any of the characters had much of a personality. I couldn’t connect with them. Honestly, I could care less about the characters.. Like I don’t even remember their names. Isn’t that sad?

I didn’t feel like the story was really going anywhere. After the main character left the one place at the beginning, I felt like the story turned progressively worse. I’m not sure if I want to try reading it again or not…. I DNFed it at about 115-150 pages 😔