July 25, 2019

#BookReview: How to Make Friends with the Dark by Kathleen Glasgow


Synopsis: Here is what happens when your mother dies.

It’s the brightest day of summer and it’s dark outside. 


It’s dark in your house, dark in your room, and dark in your heart. 

You feel like the darkness is going to split you apart.

That’s how it feels for Tiger. 


It’s always been Tiger and her mother against the world. 

Then, on a day like any other, Tiger’s mother dies. 

And now it’s Tiger, alone.


Here is how you learn to make friends with the dark.
 


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About the Author:  Kathleen Glasgow's first novel was the New York Times bestselling novel Girl in PiecesHow to Make Friends with the Dark is her second novel. She lives and writes in Tucson, Arizona. To learn more about Kathleen and her writing, visit her website, kathleenglasgowbooks.com, or follow @kathglasgow on Twitter and @misskathleenglasgow on Instagram.

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟
My Review: This was one of those books that felt like it was missing something.  That parts of it was really good but others weren't.  The writing was a little off and at times characters just seemed to far fetched.  I think this is just going to be one of those titles that you either like it or you don't.  I have heard people compare this one to Girl in Pieces and that this one is way darker than that one.  So if that is your thing I would check it out. 






A rare and powerful novelHow to Make Friends with the Dark dives deep into the heart of grief and healing with honesty, empathy, and grace.” —Karen M. McManusNew York Times bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying and Two Can Keep a Secret

 “In this raw, powerful, and heartbreaking meditation on loss and grief, Glasgow writes with unflinching beauty. We meet Tiger Tolliver at her most broken—at her darkest moment—and yet, somehow, How to Make Friends with the Dark teaches us how to let the light in. ” —Julie BuxbaumNew York Times bestselling author of Tell Me Three Things
 
How to Make Friends with the Dark is breathtaking and heartbreaking, and I loved it with all my heart. It’s for all of us who have loved and lost and need to find our power again.” —Jennifer NivenNew York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places and Holding Up the Universe
 
A bold, fearlessly crafted story of loss and love. Kathleen Glasgow’s prose commands the page with its trademark beauty and grace, and Tiger Tolliver is a character readers will root for every step of the way—and won’t soon forget.” —Courtney SummersNew York Times bestselling author of Sadie
 
“Kathleen Glasgow is the rare type of skilled storyteller that knows you have to hurt your characters before putting them back together. I loved every word of this lyrical and devastating novel.” —Kara Thomas, author of The Cheerleaders
 
Gripping, powerful, and full of truth—an emotional level many novelists strive to reach, but few achieve.” —Kami Garcia, #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of Beautiful Creatures and author of Broken Beautiful Hearts
 
“A visceral, gut-wrenching, and heartbreaking take on the grieving process. I cried within the first fifty pages. You’ll want to hug Tiger and never let her go. Kathleen has done it again!” —Tiffany Jackson, author of Allegedly and Monday’s Not Coming
 
Magnificent. A beautiful, heartbreaking alleluia to survival.” —Brendan KielyNew York Times bestselling author of All American Boys and Tradition
 
“A book as fierce, tender, and rare as its aptly named heroine, Tiger. How to Make Friends with the Dark is a gorgeously nuanced meditation on grief and family, and the incredible love that can pull you through the darkest of times.” —Meg Leder, author of Letting Go of Gravity
 
Beautifully written and profoundly moving. From page one, Tiger Tolliver grabs your heart with her pain, her courage, her humor—and she doesn’t let go. Tiger, Cake, and Thaddeus (and Mae-Lynn, and Shayna, and Lupe, and LaLa, and Sarah, and Leonard, and June . . . all of Glasgow’s deeply wrought characters) will stay with me for a long time to come.” —Alyssa SheinmelNew York Times bestselling author of A Danger to Herself and Others
 
“Tiger Tolliver is so vulnerable and real, you’ll want to turn your porch light on and have the spare room ready for her. In How to Make Friends with the Dark, Kathleen Glasgow’s prose begs and pleads and grasps at the light, like a prayer.” —Lygia Day Peñaflor, author of All of This Is True and Unscripted Joss Byrd
 
Lyrical, devastating, witty and raw—this is Kathleen Glasgow at her best. Her fans will not be disappointed to fall in love with Tiger Tolliver, no matter how much she breaks their hearts.” —Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock, author of The Smell of Other People’s Houses
 
“This story hauls you into its heart to live the pain in all its careening, messy, and miraculous glory. A brilliant, honest, raw look at what it really means to lose someone essential and make grudging peace with what is gained in the exchange. You will never forget Tiger Tolliver. Not ever.” —Estelle Laure, author of But Then I Came Back and This Raging Light 

"Stunning and beautifully written."-HelloGiggles 

★ "An honest and extremely harrowing read."-BookPage, Starred Review 

"Visceral and traumatic, pulsing with ache,...[this novel is] a gritty, raw account of surviving tragedy one minute at a time."—Kirkus Reviews 

"[A] standout....Tiger’s distinctive, haunting voice will be hard to forget."—Booklist










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