Glass Girl

The ice cold fear I d felt, not knowing if Wyatt was alive, pressed into the wall with other girls and surrounded by guys who were unspeakably brave, hit my body again in a wave This was trauma the gift that keeps on giving When Meg Kavanagh finds herself in the unthinkable role of grieving sister, she discovers some harsh truths parents aren t perfect, life s not alwaysThe ice cold fear I d felt, not knowing if Wyatt was alive, pressed into the wall with other girls and surrounded by guys who were unspeakably brave, hit my body again in a wave This was trauma the gift that keeps on giving When Meg Kavanagh finds herself in the unthinkable role of grieving sister, she discovers some harsh truths parents aren t perfect, life s not always sweet, and the dead don t write back Worried she might have caused Wyatt s death, Meg folds her heart into a box Her famous mom grieves by slowly disappearing, and her dad copes by moving them to a small town in Wyoming What she finds in Wyoming blindsides her His name is Henry, and he s a rancher s son who pulls Meg into his larger than life world and shows her that being sensitive is not an excuse to sit this one out Meg wants to be brave like Henry because the best things in life like falling in love and finding mercy require uncommon courage And Henry has a secret that changes everything.From YA author Laura Anderson Kurk comes an unconventional and bittersweet story of first love and family ties Fans of Deb Caletti and Sara Zarr will appreciate Kurk s authentically imperfect characters and emotional storytelling.With characters who feel real enough to walk the halls of your high school, Glass Girl sheds light on tenderness, the rush of first love, and the miracle of mercy.
Glass Girl The ice cold fear I d felt not knowing if Wyatt was alive pressed into the wall with other girls and surrounded by guys who were unspeakably brave hit my body again in a wave This was trauma the gi

  • Title: Glass Girl
  • Author: Laura Anderson Kurk
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  • Page: 221
  • Format: ebook
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    1. "Wyatt told me once that if tenderness were a disease, I'd be terminal." And that is the first line. What a haunting one, right?It's the perfect opening to this stunning novel, which I devoured within a day and a half. Laura Kurk's lovely writing voice and the depth of Meg herself drew me in until I could not read the story fast enough.Yet this is no light read. For a while now Meg's life has been one tragedy after another. I think we can all relate to the feeling that not another thing can go w [...]

    2. Ohhhhhhh wow. This was quite possibly the most beautiful book I've read ever, and it's definitely the most beautiful that I can remember. Glass Girl touched me so deeply in ways every other book I've read never has. I connected so well with Meg on one point--compassion and a tender heart for others. I know exactly what it's like to have that be a part of you, and Ms. Kurk captured it so well. Glass Girl was so amazing because it actually made me cry. Books never do that. Can't wait to read the s [...]

    3. By far my favorite book. It is a touching, romantic, and intensely spiritual story that everyone should read. The book is so different from anything else in its genre. Meg's journey is tragically beautiful and it really helped put everything in my life into perspective. I have recommended it to several of my friends and have received nothing but shining reviews. Glass Girl is an incredibly endearing and wonderful book! Read it! You will not regret it! *This is an added note. I read this book for [...]

    4. I adored this book. Meg's vulnerable, sweet voice moved me to tears time and time again. Her story of being shattered and getting put back together, of learning to accept mercy, is beautiful. Laura Anderson Kurk is a master with words, and I can't wait to buy her next release.

    5. Meg is a girl with pieces of me and pieces of you encased in her heart. Like all of us, she aches for a sense of belonging. Like all of us, she longs to be loved. Only it’s harder for Meg than for most, because of the traumatic hand of cards she’s been dealt. This beautiful, fragile, yet eloquent story takes Meg Cavanaugh to Wyoming, away from her home and everything she’s known in Pittsburgh. As her family attempts to escape their pain and start over, Meg feels she might shatter, literall [...]

    6. Glass Girl (2013 edition) is the story of Meg and Henry--the first part of their story. Meg is the new girl in town, but she's keeping a secret--her big brother died in a violent encounter that shattered her family. Henry longs to comfort the grief he can sense in Meg, and as they draw closer, he helps her to confront her demons and find a new source of strength.Glass Girl is the first title by Laura Anderson Kurk, but it's full of promise for her future success in YA. She has created some deep [...]

    7. Glass Girl is a beautiful and touching story, and I don't think I've ever read one like it. Before reading, I wasn't sure how I would like this novel, but the first page drew my attention in and never let it go. The characters, the plot, the setting…all the components of this book are amazing. My heart ached for Meg from the first page. She's tender and vulnerable with a pile of troubles weighing down on her. Meg still grieves her brother's death, her family moves across the country, and her m [...]

    8. I've been skimming a lot of young adult novels lately - for several reasons, one being that I have young adult children and want to know what they're reading - but the key word was "skimming." Mainly because, like EVERY genre, there is a LOT of fluff and nonsense in the ranks (sometimes high up in the ranks!), and this genre has been no different.However, this book. This book. Oh my. I read it in two sittings, taking time only to sleep. A moving, deeply revealing story about the aftermath of tra [...]

    9. NON-SPOILER REVIEWFrom the very beginning of the book I was pulled into the story. You're kept in the dark for quite a while with regards to what exactly the secret is that Meg is carrying along with her. You know the outline and what it caused to her family, but not the exact details and that's what I loved. You go through the whole rollecoaster that Meg is going through, with regards to her parents, settling in a new town and of course the great loss and grief that is an ungoing turbulance in [...]

    10. Glass Girl is the kind of story that pulls you into its world like a warm fire on a rainy wintry day and there's a hot chocolate with pink and white marshmallows and a little foamy stuff on the top just waiting for you to sip it slowly, to take a seat and stare out the window and admire the world for how it is.It's a story that somehow invited me to stay, a story of longing and grief and cute cowboys. Meg was real, she thought real and she acted real. Her family was real. They fell apart and the [...]

    11. Glass Girl was a very touching and inspirational book. I was hooked the moment I picked it up, and pretty devastated when it was done. Being a Pastor's kid, and a christian, I'm always looking for good books with a christian view, and this book did just that. I would recommend this book to any one who is craving a heart warming tale, and to be swept off their feet by the real life experiences that Meg went through in this beautiful story of faith and hope. I loved Glass Girl and I'm dying to rea [...]

    12. I never wrote a "review" for this book, unfortunately. Every time I tried to get my thoughts out, I couldn't capture JUST how much I adored it. It's one that you'll need tissues to read, and one that keeps you thinking long after closing the last page. Despite being a YA book, there was just so much for adults to think on, too. It would truly make an amazing book club read. I HIGHLY recommend it, though!! It's a *beautiful* story.Note: This book made it onto my "Top Ten Reads of 2013" list.

    13. I usually don't love YA books that are about a boy and a girl and their relationship, but this was way more than that. It was an achingly accurate depiction of pain and loss and love and I really enjoyed it. The characters in this book were really wonderful, and it all just seemed authentic and real, not this exagerated reality that sometimes exists in these types of books. So glad I read it, because it was a great read with realism and beauty and was so enjoyable.

    14. I absolutely loved this book! Laura is a phenomenal writer. Once I started reading I literally could not and would not put it down. I would and already have recommended this book to all of my friends. Its a sweet story of heartbreak, love, and above all, its a wonderful Christian read that changed my perspective of a lot of things and gave me a new found hope for my future.

    15. The best book you can ever read. Laura writes with something I haven't read before, pure truth. The whole book is so true to life, you feel everything Meg goes through, you fall in love with Henry (he's mine girls!), and have an amazing experience through the whole book.It's a must read. Don't think twice. Just read it.

    16. There are few books that I've read that I would give a six star rating to if it were possible. This is one of them. So insightful. Kurk's writing is as delicate and intricate as the characters themselvesI just downloaded the sequel!

    17. I think this is my new favorite book. It had tragic heart breaking story, a young girl learning about a gracias God, and a dedicated cowboy in love. Well written and it rapped up very nicely. Loved it.

    18. I know they say not to judge a book by its cover, but as soon as I saw the cover for Glass Girl, I knew I would love it!Glass Girl was the second book to be released in the indie line of Playlist fiction, and it’s really giving me hope for future Christian fiction. This book was so far removed from the preachiness that normally dogs Christian fiction.Glass Girl follows Meg, a shy caring girl. The book picks up not long after the tragic death of Wyatt, Meg’s charismatic older brother. Her fam [...]

    19. Well. I'm not even sure where to begin. But in a good way! Because this was a lovely story. Truly lovely. It's quiet and gentle, no major drama or hijinks here. Just a girl and her family grieving and trying to learn how to live again after the death of a beloved brother and son. Meg is a wonderful character. Trying to cope with a life without her big brother is difficult for her. But added to her burden is her own mother who is slowly coming apart inside. So Meg feels she has to hold things tog [...]

    20. This book….I don’t even know if I can really express just how I really feel about this one. Glass Girl is for everyone. If you have lost someone in a tragic way or somehow felt like someone’s death was your fault or if you or someone you know has dealt with bullying then you should read this book.Meg has such a touching story. It is a bit of a mystery for a while what exactly happened to her brother and why she feels like it is her fault but what happens leading up to the moment of reveal [...]

    21. After the first few pages of this book, I was hooked. I found myself reading any spare moment I had. The book was sad, compelling, and beautiful. Everything I didn't know I needed to read. The sadness comes from the death of a teenage boy, Wyatt, in a school shooting. You get to see how his father, mother, and sister Meg each deal with the tragedy differently. They move to a small town to get away from it all. The father starts a new job, mother stays in bed and can't move on, and Meg starts at [...]

    22. Oh. My. God. This book has got to be the best book I have ever read.I was on a roller coaster of emotions the entire book and I could not put it down. Laura Anderson Kurk is a phenomenal writer and I cannot wait to begin reading the second book.Henry had me hooked the second we met him. I mean who doesn't love a sweet sensitive caring and loving cowboy. *swoon* he's just too perfect and raised my standards even higher for guys. If I could give this book more than 5 stars I would because they des [...]

    23. A beautiful story! I absolutely loved this book. At the beginning I couldn't really get into the story but it picked up quickly. The one thing I didn't like was there were a few swear words. Overall I loved this book!

    24. Quite easily the best book I've ever read. Kurk writes and shows such deep and raw emotion it's nothing short of beautiful.

    25. 5 out of 5 StarsGlass Girl in five words: It was absolutely, positively beautiful.Goodness gracious, I love this book. Love. It. Laura Anderson Kurk’s writing is both beautiful and lyrical; Her characters rich, layered, and oh so very real. The depth of emotion that this book evokes will at the same time leave you breathless and have you begging for more. It will break your heart and then put you back together again. You may not be the same as you were when you started, but you will most defin [...]

    26. The only way to describe Glass Girl is using words like powerful or impactful or — you get the picture. When I turned the last page and set the book down, I was unsettled. This is the kind of journey that requires days to digest. Yes, it was that good.There were so many aspects about Glass Girl I enjoyed. Initially, what enticed me to the story is that most of it takes place in Wyoming. Having married a Wyoming boy and lived there for five years, I was excited to read a book that took place in [...]

    27. I have a love/hate relationship with this book.I love it.Meg and Wyatt. Brother and sister who grew up close. Who have this amazing relationship growing up and continue when they enter high school. I really admire Wyatt as an older brother. Knowing how special of a guy he was makes it even worse for him to be taken from the world. Meg and her dad was a nice balance when it came to her parents. While her mom was withdrawing into herself, her dad was doing his best to be there for his family. He a [...]

    28. Glass Girl is a beautiful and touching story, and I don't think I've ever read one like it. Before reading, I wasn't sure how I would like this novel, but the first page drew my attention in and never let it go. The characters, the plot, the setting…all the components of this book are amazing. My heart ached for Meg from the first page. She's tender and vulnerable with a pile of troubles weighing down on her. Meg still grieves her brother's death, her family moves across the country, and her m [...]

    29. Every once in a while readers find a book that's perfect in everything possible. The deepness of the story and the way it's beautifully narrated is what makes it outstanding; and Glass Girl is one of those books. This book presents the story of Meg, a girl facing the loss of her elder brother and how both her and her family is trying to survive this loss. What I loved about this book was the reality of the story, how even though this is Meg's story, we can find every piece that makes her story s [...]

    30. Its rare to find a book that touches your soul but when you do.ab hold of the book and track down the author. Glass Girl is one of those books.From the first page until the last you are sucked into Meg and Henry's world.It touches on first love,death,grieving,grace and overcoming pain.Glass Girl takes you on the Journey of Meg and her family as they move to Wyoming.Meg is a junior and at school meet Henry who works on his fathers Ranch/Farm.I see alot of Sarah Dressen in Laura Anderson Kurk and [...]

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