Kiss of Broken Glass

Kiss of Broken Glass By Madeleine Kuderick, Kiss of Broken Glass In the next 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 hours There she will fac
  • Title: Kiss of Broken Glass
  • Author: Madeleine Kuderick
  • ISBN: 9780062306562
  • Page: 425
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Kiss of Broken Glass By Madeleine Kuderick, 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 forIn 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
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    1. Madeleine Kuderick

      Madeleine Kuderick grew up in Oak Park, Illinois, a community with rich literary tradition, where she was editor in chief of the same high school newspaper that Ernest Hemingway wrote for as a teen She studied journalism at Indiana University before transferring to the School of Hard Knocks where she earned plenty of bumps and bruises and eventually an MBA.Today, Madeleine is published in anthologies and magazines and speaks at reading conferences, literature festivals, and schools across the country KISS OF BROKEN GLASS is her debut novel, a Florida Book Awards gold medal winner, and a YALSA 2015 Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers.

    640 thoughts on “Kiss of Broken Glass”

    1. trigger warning for self harmI probably wouldn t have finished this book if it wasn t written in verse and if it wasn t as short as it was I respect that the author tackled a very serious topic and I thought that telling this story in verse worked very well I just didn t really feel like we got to know the main character very well and what she was going through, we only get this very short section of her life It would ve been nice to know about her, instead of just immediately being introduced [...]


    2. On second thoughtmaybe it s the little problemsthat pile up the worst.Deeper and darker.One after another.Until there s no light at all.3 1 2 stars I thought this little book of verse was well written for the most part, with some parts making a greater impression on me than others It deals with the subject of self harming in a sensitive, evocative and informative way I especially liked how the author explored different reasons for why people self harm and the possibility that sometimes the indiv [...]


    3. I missed the fact that this was a verse novel before I started it, but for me this was a pleasant surprise Having been introduced to verse novels only recently, I ve developed a liking to them I love how raw, honest, and candid they are Plus they feel like extremely quick reads, as if you re just flying through This one in particular, at only 220 some odd pages, can be read in mere minutes The disadvantage of such a short novel, though, is that it lacks the emotional oomph and depth that I usual [...]


    4. Review also posted at Ja itam, a ti It s not new that I love reading books with issues, and honestly that s the only type of contemporary books that I still enjoy So when I saw Kiss of the Broken Glass for the first time it was hard not to be intrigued by it I m happy to inform you that this book was everything I hoped it would be Kenna, our main character in this story is a teen girl who when looked from the outside had a really normal teen life What many parents ignore is that school highly in [...]


    5. 4 4.5 stars Originally posted at iliveforreading 2Of course, when I first saw this book, I was drawn to the cover immediately THAT TYPOGRAPHY THAT GLASS THAT EVERYTHING When I got the chance to review this book, I swooped at it I mean, come on, THAT COVER However, I didn t know that it was a novel in verse I haven t read one in ages, and I love novels written in verse because not only are they really fast to read, but also has a lyrical quality that prose sometimes doesn t I took literature in h [...]


    6. Oh this was such a hauntingly realistic novel.It called out to all people struggling with self harm and not just that issue As an aspiring author, I thought that the writing weaved into the story beautifully and it created an illustrious picture of the main character and her hopes to become someone who doesn t have to feel a burden upon her shoulders.Inspiring, informative language was represented as a monumental shadowing within the book, the prose mixing with elements of surprise and exotic ch [...]


    7. I was fortunate enough to be able to read this book This book reminds me a bit of Ellen Hopkins emotional and pain riddled tales.The book is about a girl named Kenna, who is found cutting in the girls rest room and finds herself in the psychiatric ward for a 72 hour evaluation.In the 3 days that follow, Kenna re evaluates her life and draws inspiration from those around her She tries to resist the urge of the kiss, to turn over a new leafbut the ending isn t as clear as I would have hoped The is [...]


    8. 1.5 5 stars Extremely undeveloped characters Weird ass romance Too many references to Obvious Teenage Things like Tumblr, John Green, fandoms, and Supernatural Felt like reading an unfinished book Not worth your time.In the author s note So I spent hundreds of hours researching the blogs and Tumblr pages of countless teens struggling with self harm Yeah, I can tell Trigger warning abuse, addiction, self harm


    9. 3.5 starsSilent sobbing No one sees Weeping like the willow trees.Feel my heart about to pop.Need to make the aching stop.See moon s shimmer softly pass.On the shards of broken glass.Madeline Kuderick s debut novel Kiss of Broken Glass is absolutely beautiful from the prose to the characterization to the storytelling I ll admit that I was a bit hesitant to read Kuderick s debut because of the serious topics it addresses, but I m really glad I gave it a try because it was wonderful Kiss of Broken [...]


    10. Okay, well, after further reflection, I m realizing this book bothered me that I originally thought I have no issues with reading about cutting I do, however, have an issue with reading about girls who ve turned cutting into a popularity contest While I am aware that this actually happens and can escalate into larger issues, because of my own personal experience with cutting there, I said it I found myself extremely frustrated while after reading this No disrespect to the author I m sure she wr [...]


    11. Kenna is hospitalized under a mandatory 72 hour hold following cutting herself at schoolSS OF THE BROKEN GLASS tells the tale of a girl who begins to self harm as a way to fit in with other girls In the Author s Note, Madeleine Kuderick tells of her daughter s similar story Kuderick did ample research on this little known form of self injury that starts for social reasons although girls who aren t psychologically vulnerable won t fall prey to such peer pressure and becomes addictive Such behavio [...]



    12. I received this free eARC in exchange for my honest review When I first got this book, I wasn t sure what I was walking into Sure it was about a girl cutting herself But the way the author wrote this as if she actually knew what was going on How it felt How addicting it was That blew my mind No, I ve never done this before, nor do I want to ever in the future The way Kenna couldn t stop thinking about it, wanting to do it all of the time, the way she would get a horrible urge to find ANYTHING to [...]


    13. When Kenna Keagan gets caught cutting herself in her school s bathroom, she gets sent to the Adler Boyce Pediatric Stabilization Facility Here she meets Skylar, Donya, and Jag They all have their own problems, whether they want to admit it or not Throughout Kenna s 72 hour stay, she goes through therapy sessions, nightmares, and at least a little bit of drama But in a school where cutting is the only way to be accepted, where scars are shown like awards, can you ever really stop This book is rea [...]


    14. Provided by the Publisher via EdelweissI liked this book okay It was a quick read on a topic that I don t normally choose to read This is a book about peer pressure, wanting to fit in and poor decision making It was sad that she chose to hurt herself just to please her friend.I think it was because this book was written in verse that was why it felt a bit choppy to me I can t say I liked the main character much, but there were some other characters that intrigued me The ending was nice which kin [...]


    15. So I spent hundreds of hours researching the blogs and Tumblr pages of countless teens struggling with self harm Page 48 I m done No You want to read a book that prettifies and instructs on self harm Here you go Have at it.


    16. 4.5 starsNot an enjoyable sort of book but one I m glad I read I loved the voice, and the writing style, and I thought the author did a really respectful job of writing self harm I also liked that the book spans just 72 hours Definitely recommend.


    17. What makes me feel alive I mean, alive than just the fact that I am sitting here, breathing, with my heart pumping, my fingers tapping Flying down a roller coaster hill at 60mph.Basking in the sunshine after a Wisconsin Winter.Hearing the jet engines whine as I fly off to a new place.For some kids maybe even a lot of kids self validation and adrenaline rushes come from other actions Restricting food Poking a needle into a vein Drawing a blade across skin The world of ED and self harm is wildly [...]


    18. This book was so depressing yet beautiful I m not entirely sure how I feel about the story because on one hand, it was so short, but since it was written in verse it just worked I ve only read a few verse books and they seem to be hit or miss for me Sometimes the writing reminds me too much of a haiku poem that an elementary student could put together Too many random words forming non sentences In this case, I really liked the verse style writing It had that lyrical and poetic feel to it, but yo [...]


    19. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review It does not affect the outcome of my opinion in any way.If there is one thing you can probably figure out from reading this blog is just how much I enjoy a tough issues book It is a category I think is both absolutely necessary and fascinating I also love the fluidity and beauty of a book told in verse It is something unexpected and perfect to then find Kiss of Broken Glass, which is the culmination of both of these things the hard [...]


    20. Rating 3.5First thing I want to say is that I love books in verse There is just something about them that is so much powerful than your typical books in my opinion Maybe its because since you only have so many words every one has to count or maybe its just that this type of book speaks to me differently Whatever it is I know I need of these in my life.Okay moving onKiss of Broken Glass tells the tale of Kenna and what happens when peer pressure turns dangerous To fit in Kenna has to cut hersel [...]


    21. Huge thank you to the publisher for letting me read an advanced copy of this I m writing this honest review to say thank youWell damn, I read that in five hot minutes I actually wasn t planning on reading this until closer to the release, but I was bored and flipped through my kindle on my train ride to work and landed on this and had no idea what it was about so I started to read and kinda got sucked in and suddenly I was half way through this thing is short and a FAST read The writing is BEAUT [...]


    22. From the outside, Kiss of Broken Glass looks like a really short book, but it s SO FAR from that Each and every page is filled with hurt, pain, anger, and a wide array of other emotions It s dark, emotional and meaningful.After being caught cutting her wrists in the school bathroom, Kenna is sent off to a physic ward, where she is suppose to do some serious healing But with the constant urge to cut or hurt herself, Kenna is having a really hard time.Kenna has to spend the next three days locked [...]


    23. Huge thank you to HarperTeen and Edelweiss for this ARC Kiss of Broken Glass is a pretty unique book in the sense that it s written entirely in verse I can t say I ve read too many books that are written in verse, but what I can say is that the way Kuderick handles the style is pretty fantastic.Kenna s voice is crystal clear, and what I adore about this story is how disturbing it is I never really thought about cutting competitions as being a real things, but it really makes you wonder about the [...]


    24. This review may contain spoilers but probably not because there were no twists or surprises in the book to even spoil.What the double hockey sticks was that ending Kiss of Broken Glass takes place during the 3 days Kenna is in a psych hospital for self injury and ends with her just leaving Did I miss the climax Was there a climax Did the other characters have any purpose at all Alright, being an understanding reader and considering Kenna s story is a fictionalized version of what happened to the [...]


    25. EDIT JUST REALIZEDHOW GOOD THIS REALLY WASLike cutting books I ve read they tend to be about the usual assumed reasons for cutting.But this one ah ok doneWowke wow This perfectly describedeverything And it gave words and i am emotional It was insanely relate able um just fyi this is a cutting book so if you struggle with cutting the first half is a pretty big trigger I read it in one sitting so it was less of a problem.I appreciate how it didn t end all I SPENT 72 HOURS IN PSYCH WARD I AM CURED [...]


    26. This is a short contemporary written in verse about the serious topic of self harm and depression I would not recommend this to you if you are easily triggered or not comfortable with the topic I will say though that the messages this book is trying to convey are in my opinion important and powerful for people who have suffered from self harm or depression, so it s worth a read I read through this book very fast because it s short and the writing style is beautiful and very gripping I think the [...]



    27. I am so, so torn about this book, guys, I don t even know how to formulate the words I didn t get angry with the content or anything, but at the same time, I wasn t moved to tears either On top of that, I m not overwhelmed with the meh feeling that can sometimes kill a book I definitely have conflicting emotions with regards to the content AND the style, but it s hard to really get a grasp on exactly how I feel.Books about self harm hit close to home I generally stay away from them, but every on [...]


    28. 3.5 stars really needs to have half stars I didn t know this book was in verse when I first started but I didn t all together mind Usually I m not a fan but the topic combined with verse just worked for me I used to write bad high school poetry not that this was bad just my stuff was bad Seriously Maybe I ll show you the journal someday and so it just reminded me of expelling emotions through poetry and verse I like that this story has its roots in reality actual events I read the notes at the e [...]


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