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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Glass Girl

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I am thrilled to welcome my friend and fellow kid-lit reader and enthusiast, Skyler Watrous, to Big Hair and Books today!  Skyler will be a high school senior this year and would like to pursue a career in the literary world.

Big Hair and Books Guest Post by Skyler Watrous

Glass Girl
by Laura Anderson Kurk
published by  Laura Anderson Kurk

The Blurb

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. Her famous artist 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 Whitmire, and he shows Meg that the best things in life--like falling in love and finding mercy--require uncommon courage. From young adult author Laura Anderson Kurk comes a heartfelt story with bittersweet intensity and emotional storytelling.

Skyler's Take

This stunning novel has managed to capture my heart. Laura Kurk beautifully displays the pain, hope, and compassion of Meg as she deals with her family’s grief following the death of her older brother and illustrates it in such a way that is not only touching but relatable as well. Kurk’s language and style make every single character and emotion seem so real. This book really pulls at your heartstrings! There is a strong presence of the Christian faith throughout the novel (especially from Henry… love him!) and it is written in such a way that makes it refreshing and uplifting. I have never read a book that had the power to break my heart over and over and then mend it. Or met a character that could seem so fragile yet still be so strong. This has become my favorite read and I definitely recommend it for anyone who is looking for a good book to curl up with! 

Perfect Glass by Laura Anderson Kurk -the sequel to Glass Girl

Psst… The sequel, Perfect Glass, was recently released. Check it out HERE.

About the Author

Laura Anderson Kurk writes contemporary books for young adults, a genre that gives her the freedom to be honest. Her debut novel, Glass Girl, is an unconventional and bittersweet love story, and its sequel, Perfect Glass, makes long distance love look possible.

She lives in Texas with her family.

Laura blogs at Writing for Young Adults ( On Twitter, she's @LauraKurk.