Friday, October 30, 2015

Book Review: Kiss of Broken Glass

Kiss of Broken Glass
By: Madeleine Kuderick
General Information:
Copyright Date: 2014
Genre: Young Adult
Pages: 224
Price: $9.17 (via the link below)
ISBN:  9780062306562  

Trigger Warning- Depression & Cutting!
Synopsis: 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.
Cover: I love the cover! I thought all the colors really pop and work well with the book. This cover was so great it made me pick it up and get it just because it was so amazing!
Theme: I believe the theme throughout the book was that you can get through anything. There will always be hard times; it will always look like it gets so much worse but it will get so much better! 
Point of view: It was written in the first person; through Kenna. 
Intended Audience: This book was written for YA. I think it was written for the younger side because of how it was written but the topics and what happened is more geared towards the older side. 
Author Style: Madeleine Kuderick can really capture the essence of how it really feels to be this low. It even makes her writing so much better when you get so emotional throughout the book and it is just written in just verse! Of course if you don't really know anything about depression and cutting or the want to cut then you might not understand all of the things with her writing but she really puts it all out there. 

Characters: Kenna was the main character that was going through all these issues. Yet again knowing that it was written in verse you wouldn't think there would be much to the characters but there was to Kenna. I didn't really like her personality but to people who like the unlikable characters then you will love her.
Of course there were other characters within the story but they were not really talked about. 

Plot: The plot was not that much of a plot. It was kind of just Kenna's journey through her issues. Which was great because then the feelings got to really stick out which I think was really important when talking about these kind of things.

Setting: I don't remember there ever being a setting other than wherever Kenna was.

My Opinion: I loved this book! I have gone through things like this so it really got to my heart which is why I think I love it so much; because it showed how it feels so much more than any other book I have ever read. 
It did bother me a lot that there was no real reason she cut herself. Of course everyone has their own issues and reasons but it made it seem like she only did it because it was the 'thing' to do. Like I said, I have gone through this and its a really hard thing to do and to stop so it kind of made me think she was making fun of it or saying there is no reason to do it when there is truly something that makes people want to do it. 

Score: Image result for 4 out of 5 stars

Would you recommend this book?  Yes

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