Here is 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.
That’s how it feels for Tiger. It’s always been Tiger and her mother against the world. Then, on a day like any other, Tiger’s mother dies. And now it’s Tiger, alone.
Here is how you learn to make friends with the dark.
I adored Glasgow’s first novel, so when I saw she was coming out with another, I knew I needed to read it. Tiger’s story was a difficult one. One full of grief and changes and a little bit of rebellion. This story was a character-based story, one that follows Tiger as she tries to figure out how to continue living after losing the most important person in her life.
Stories about grief are always hard for me. I have lost too many people in my life and stories like these always bring it back to the surface. Tiger’s story was full of mistakes and lessons that she learns. I really liked the way that the story ended, not perfectly but hopeful.
This review will be short and to the point. How to Make Friends With the Dark is a powerful story about grief and loss. How to keep living after losing the most important person in your life. The mistakes you may make and the things you do to be better. Glasgow’s writing is beautiful and I loved every page. If you like hard-hitting character-driven stories, this is the one for you.
Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.