Thursday, May 22, 2014

Pieces of Us by Margie Gelbwasser***

Pieces of Us is a story about abusive dating. Abusive dating is when one partner knowingly abuses the other partner in the relationship. This could be in any way, and some are: emotional abuse, physical abuse, verbal abuse, and sexual abuse. This is a big problem that needs to stop. Pieces of Us captured this perfectly. It told a story about a girl whose boyfriends, both of them, abused her. She was Ms. Perfect, but then she got caught at a party drunk. She was forced by her boyfriend to do some very bad stuff. Her boyfriend recorded it and threatened her. Then, later, her new boyfriend finds out and does stuff that's censored here because I'm a good person. I highly do not think that kids under the age of eighteen should read this book. Very powerful book though.