A Good Read

Three Great Selections for October

By Navah Wallace, Gabriell 10/3/2022

Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow: strawberry scones 🍓

Girl in Pieces is a haunting, beautiful, and heart-wrenching story. It is a book that will stay with you long after you’ve read the last page. The story follows Charlotte Davis, a seventeen-year-old girl who has lost and grieved more than any human being should have. In the beginning, she is in a treatment facility with other women who suffer from similar problems as her such as self-harm, violence towards others, and overall deep brewing trauma. As the story unravels, Charlotte works hard, despite the struggle, to succeed on her road to recovery. She meets many new people & encounters new challenges along the way. This book was overall such a beautiful read.

Trigger warning: self-harm, harmful acts, violence

Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe : star shaped sugar cookies ⭐

[ Possibly my favorite book of all time ] Dante is an artistic and confident character. He enjoys poetry, as well as every form of expressing himself. I would describe him as open-minded. Dante also has a very unique perspective on life, he always seems to look at the bright side. Aristotle, on the other hand, is way more close-minded. He tends to doubt himself a lot. Talking about his feelings or dealing with words, in general, has never been his strong suit. Who would’ve thought Dante would be just what he needed? When they meet, they develop a special bond that reveals to them truths about themselves. There are bumps along the way, as it is with every friendship, but by believing in each other and never giving up, they could discover all the secrets of the universe.

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides: fluffy red velvet cupcakes 🧁

The Silent Patient has the most head-turning plot twists! This is my all-time favorite psychological thriller! Alicia Berenson was a popular artist known for many great pieces. She is now in a mental asylum. Alicia murdered her husband 6 years ago and hasn’t spoken a word since. Theo Faber is immensely interested in treating her and uncovering the mystery behind any possible motives for murdering Gabriel Berenson. During her trial, Alicia was diagnosed as clinically insane, but there was way more to the story than meets the eye.

Trigger warning: detailed descriptions of acts of violence