by Madeleine Kuderick

-published by HarperTeen
-releases 9.4.2014
-read as an eARC


Kenna has seventy-two hours of mandatory psych evaluation to think about that one cut—the one she needed to feel alive and that began her downward spiral. Told in searingly powerful verse, these are the most harrowing and moving seventy-two hours you’ll read about.To Kenna, everything is a potential tool for self-harm: a razor blade, a safety pin, a pencil eraser rubbed fast against her skin.When Kenna is found cutting herself in the school bathroom—with the blade from her pencil sharpener—she’s put under a psychiatric watch for seventy-two hours. In the facility 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.In this dark, haunting debut, Madeleine Kuderick creates a vivid world with beautiful, sparse verse that draws you in from page one and stays with you long after you put it down.

***4 OWLS*** 

KISS OF BROKEN GLASS is a story of a high-school student and cutter that drew me in from the first e-page. I didn't realize it was a novel in verse until I began to read it and found myself captivated from the start. Kuderick's enchanting verse writing pulls you into the story and gives intrigue to even the most dull of scenes (of which there are few, don't worry!). The brisk novel takes place in a 72-hour period and doesn't relent until the final page. Readers will laugh, cry, and gasp through this fast-paced page-turner and be struck by the simple yet powerful ending. 

Half Ellen Hopkins and half Sonya Sones, KISS OF BROKEN GLASS is a wholly entertaining and strikingly powerful tale of self-harm that satisfies.

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