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Kiss of Broken Glass

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Kiss of Broken Glass

Kenna is a 15-year-old girl who gets caught cutting herself with the blade from a pencil sharpener in the school bathroom, and is then put under psychiatric watch. During this time, she meets other teens who also struggle with harmful addictions and problems. 
 
KISS OF BROKEN GLASS is a heart-wrenchingly realistic look into the life of a troubled teen. However, Kenna's troubles don't stem from a troubled home life. Her parents are happily married and she's had a relatively happy childhood. All she wants is to fit in somewhere because it seems her "perfect" sister has already taken that spot at home. Mostly, all of the girls at her school harm themselves, which is what pushes her decision to join in. But something so harmful can soon become addicting when it means you can belong --- especially when others are fighting for your spot. 
 
KISS OF BROKEN GLASS is a heart-wrenchingly realistic look into the life of a troubled teen. 
 
When Kenna's secret is discovered, she is sent to the help ward where she meets Skylar, a girl who cuts and starves herself; Donna, a girl with a questionable suicide story behind her; and Jag, a boy who she just might be in love with. With the help of her newfound friends, Kenna must learn to come to terms with her addiction and find hope in what seems like a hopeless situation. I would rate this book five out of five stars for the realistic yet intense storyline.

Reviewed by Maggie L., Teen Board Member on September 9, 2014

Kiss of Broken Glass
by Madeleine Kuderick