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  • ISBN: 9781101934753
  • ISBN: 1101934751
  • ISBN: 9781101934777
  • ISBN: 1101934778
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, [2019]

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Tiger, sixteen, has been pushing away from her overprotective mother, but when her mother dies suddenly Tiger must learn to live when it feels she is surrounded by darkness.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 March #1
    In another standout realistic fiction novel that tackles trauma and grief, Glasgow (Girl in Pieces, 2016) introduces 16-year-old Tiger (née Grace) Tolliver, whose simple, sheltered life in Mesa Luna, Arizona, is turned upside down when her single mother passes away suddenly from an aneurysm. In the midst of her guilt over her vitriolic last words to her mother, Tiger is placed into foster care and is confronted with the harsh realities many children go through in the system. Tiger's frank voice leads readers through her complicated grieving process, which includes never taking off the second-hand dress for the school dance her mother picked out for her right before she passed. While the ending meanders, Glasgow skillfully depicts different ways grief can manifest in a realistic, empathetic manner. The voice of Tiger's "girl-bug" becomes a particularly effective narrative device after Tiger notes, "You'll look alive on the outside but be dead on the inside, flicking your wings and watching everyone through the jar." Tiger's distinctive, haunting voice will be hard to forget. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Kathleen Glasgow's first novel was the New York Times bestselling novel Girl in Pieces. How 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,, or follow @kathglasgow on Twitter and @misskathleenglasgow on Instagram.

Subject: Grief > Fiction.
Death > Fiction.
Orphans > Fiction.
Single-parent families > Fiction.
Mothers and daughters > Fiction.

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