Thursday, November 6, 2014
Book Review: "Kiss of Broken Glass" by Madeleine Kuderick
I really love novels written in verse. The lyrical nature somehow lends itself easily to a more emotional personal response. And this story is pure emotion as Kenna deals with her family history, her social situation, and her mental and emotional strengths and weaknesses. This only deals with those 72 hours she is mandatorily committed to the hospital, and I really wish there was more - even if just an epilogue or something to say what happens next.
I have somehow always thought that cutting was a private addiction that was purposefully kept secret from others. It is portrayed differently here - shared publicly (among friends) as some sort of status symbol and I find that to be incredibly scary and heartbreaking.
There are resources listed at the end of this book to help people addicted to self injury, for which I am thankful. I hope that this opens some eyes to the dangers of cutting and encourages others to get help.
Kiss of Broken Glass
by Madeleine Kuderick
Source: Finished Copy from a friend