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How to Make Friends with the Dark
How to Make Friends with the Dark | Kathleen Glasgow
33 posts | 35 read | 75 to read
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.
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itsyvetperez
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Pickpick

"Sometimes I feel like those guys in that weird play Hoffmeister made us read.

I think about what those two odd guys said.

You must go on.
I can‘t go on.
You must go on.

Because what other choice is there, really?

You have to make friends with the dark."

-- 4⭐️

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ekgbow
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Pickpick

I have fallen in love with Kathleen Glasgow and her words and her characters and their lives all over again. I adore Tiger Tolliver and Cake and Thaddeus and all the other misfits and good-looking, good-smelling, girl and boy bugs. This story will always be a favorite and I urge anyone and everyone to pick up this and any and every story Kathleen Glasgow writes. 💜✌🏻

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That-Bookish-Hiker
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Pickpick

Here‘s 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.

This book really broke my heart. Tiger is only 16 when her mother suddenly passes away. I loved the way this author wrote about grief while also highlighting all the children who are wards of the state.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Moonprismpower I‘m about a quarter the way through this. I‘m really struggling to pick it up. 😬😬😬 2y
That-Bookish-Hiker @Moonprismpower I struggled through this as well. The subject matter was very heavy and kind of slow at some points. I ended up taking a break the whole week from it. Then early one weekend morning I couldn‘t the put it down and finished it. 2y
Moonprismpower Okay I‘ll just get have back up optimistic books and maybe a good uplifting movie to watch after reading. 2y
That-Bookish-Hiker @Moonprismpower oh yes! I watched the last season of Super Store afterwards and that helped. Def taking long breaks in between helped me. 2y
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Marzipanskies
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“Sometimes you‘re so hungry, so thirsty for something to fill you up, you‘ve craved it for so long, but when you finally have it, it hurts going down. It‘s not a medicine for what ails you. It might just be the thing that is keeping you sick.”

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ekgbow
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Now I'm starting a new book: How to Make Friends with the Dark by Kathleen Glasgow!

Her book “Girl in Pieces“ is one of my absolute complete favorites; I immediately fell in love with her love for the written word. 💜✌🏻

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sub_ashani
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Words that rips your heart.

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TheLudicReader
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Pickpick

Okay maybe not the peppiest book to read during a pandemic, but this YA novel about a girl whose mother dies suddenly is a well-written look at the corrosive nature of grief. #covid19readathon

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DebbieGrillo
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In the author's note, Glasgow says this "is, above all, a book about grief. This is a book about learning how to go on, about finding your way in the dark."

I recommend this book wholeheartedly to anyone who has ever (or never) lost someone close to them. We can all find ourselves in Tiger's character. Glasgow tells it like it is!

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DebbieGrillo
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"...I have to keep going."

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DebbieGrillo
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"All the rules..."

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DebbieGrillo
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"There will always be unknowable things and we have to make peace with that."

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DebbieGrillo
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"...This whole place is swimming with pain."

LibrarianChels That is a disturbingly beautiful line. 3y
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DebbieGrillo
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"Mean girls multiply like guinea pigs the older you get."

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DebbieGrillo
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"You can't just pretend color doesn't matter because you think it shouldn't, because you were born with white skin and privilege. And you can't pretend not to notice racism..."

Caffeinated_Reader I LOVE this book so much 💗 really hope you enjoy! 3y
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DebbieGrillo
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MidnightBookGirl Haha, yes!
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Scochrane26 I had to write essays about books. Don‘t think we did tests. 3y
JackOBotts Stacked! Your posts are excellent snippets. Looks like a good read! 👍🏼 3y
RebL This is a wonderful & heartbreaking book. Kathleen did a talk at my work & had participants write down their biggest secret. It was terrifying! Fortunately, we didn‘t have to share the secret. It was simply a writing exercise. 3y
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DebbieGrillo
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"...because if there's anything teenagers love more than jumping to conclusions and creating drama... well, there isn't anything we love more than jumping to conclusions and creating drama."

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DebbieGrillo
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Love this!

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DebbieGrillo
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I love everything about this sentence.

MayJasper 😂😂😂 true 3y
LeahBergen Happy Birthday!! 📚📚📚 3y
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cassiecharman
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...shake ‘em up...

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Jenken1998
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Pickpick

Oh my. Heartbreaking story of a teen trying to survive losing her Mom. Job well done by the author. I teared up many times. Very accurate account of grief and trying to learn to live with it.

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JennyM
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Heartbreaking YA read, that will have you in a puddle on the floor.

Cathythoughts Nice review... you can almost sense it from the cover ♥️💔 4y
JennyM @Cathythoughts you know it‘s going to be sad right from the get go. It pulls on your heartstrings 4y
Freespirit I love the cover...and your pic😍 4y
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JennyM @Freespirit it‘s a very striking cover. I was trying to make myself feel less sad while reading this by having a cuppa ☕️ It didn‘t really work 😢 (edited) 4y
TrishB My daughters friends Mum has just died of breast cancer! I‘m not sure I can read this at the moment, I‘m too worried in real life. 4y
JennyM @TrishB do not read this Trish. It will be too hard at this time. I‘m so sorry - must be a very difficult time for all. Sending you lots of love xx 4y
Kalalalatja Great cover! 👌 4y
JennyM @Kalalalatja ✨✨✨ 4y
TrishB Thank you ❤️It‘s a hard time anyway, but 18 without your Mum, she hasn‘t lived with her dad since she was 3 and now has to. It‘s awful. 4y
BooknerdsLife Beautiful picture! I saw this book the other day & it‘s cover is gorgeous but not sure if I can read it due to the topic! 😭😢 4y
BooknerdsLife I might give it a try when my library gets it 📚 4y
JennyM @BooknerdsLife it does read very YA, but the topic is so heartbreaking it got me hard! Get the tissues! 4y
BooknerdsLife @JennyM I think that‘s exactly why it would get the mom in us all heart broken 😭 Haha thanks for the tip 💜🙌🏼 I cry easily over books so always have a box ready 😅 4y
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sophierayton
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Urghhhh.....
It wasn't until well over half way through until I got past the feeling that I was wasting my life reading this book.
Teenage girl experiences a sad and life altering event, and we all get to feel her pain.
I'm sure there will be some people for whom this book will give language to their feelings and help them feel seen and known, but for me it was just urghhh.....

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JennyM
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Library day = happy day 📚

rockpools What a haul! 😍 You might want to check you‘re stocked up in tissues... 4y
JennyM @RachelO I know!!! I went through my Litsy stacked list and these were all available in the library. I‘m expecting a great, but teary July 😭 4y
Kalalalatja I loved Our Souls at Night, and Elmet was great too! 4y
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Cathythoughts Oh I have Past the Shallows too after some recent Litsy praise ... great stack 👍🏻 4y
JennyM @Cathythoughts I‘m really looking forward to it after seeing all the great reviews for it. 4y
JennyM @Kalalalatja those 2 in particular have been sat on my TBR for waayyy too long! 4y
BookNAround Our Souls at Night is so beautiful. 4y
JennyM @BookNAround I think that‘s next up after the tagged book 😘 4y
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Nitpickyabouttrains
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Went to the shore in nj with weekend and got some great reading done. This one was a ya about grief and family.

GondorGirl I loved her other book. I'll have to check this one out! 4y
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Cityofamber
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Pickpick

This book broke my heart. Kathleen Glasgow did such an amazing job putting the hurt of losing a parent into this story. 😭💔

emz711 Love Eeyore! 4y
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TheLibrarian
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My B&N #bookhaul from today. Had to go shopping for my husband so I decided to treat myself!

Tamra Why doesn‘t my hubby “need” something from B&N??? 4y
TheLibrarian @Tamra 🤣 Oh my husband didn‘t need anything from B&N. It was just in the same shopping plaza. 4y
Tamra @TheLibrarian same thing in my “book!” 😜 4y
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Caffeinated_Reader
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I just really love this cover. It caught my eye as soon as I strolled down the book isle. Also can I just say that The Darkness and I are quite familiar with one another 😆😈🤘book number 37 of my year

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angel1
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So this is what happens when I go into Target to buy my grandkids something for Easter...oh well, happy Easter to me🤷🏼‍♀️

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ReadingSusan
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This book was devastating. Kathleen Glasgow really took you inside Tiger‘s head and made you feel all the pain and grief she was feeling. It was extremely well written and compelling. All the characters leapt off the pages.

I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

RebL She‘s my neighbor! I appreciate how insightful she is with young readers. She‘s a wonderful advocate. 4y
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JacintaMCarter
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Pickpick

#2019Book14
Almost every chapter in this book made me cry. In fact, I almost couldn‘t finish it because I couldn‘t see the words through my tears. If you‘ve lost someone you love or want to understand the grief of a friend or family member, then you have to read this book.

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TheBookHippie
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I‘ve no Kleenex left .....

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