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“Little” McCardell is doing all he can just to keep it together after the disappearance of his grandfather “Big” and the arrest of his older brother, JT. He’s looking out for his younger cousin, hunting and fishing to keep food on the table, and staying in school—barely.
When the cops turn up asking questions about Big, Little doesn’t want to get involved in the investigation. He half cooperates, but his mind is elsewhere, pining after Rowan, the girl JT was dating until he got locked up.
Soon Little finds himself drowning in secrets, beholden to the sheriff, to JT, to Rowan, and to Big’s memory, with no clear way out that doesn’t betray at least one of them. And when Little’s deepest secret is revealed, there’s no telling how it could shatter their lives.
|Title||:||Too Shattered for Mending|
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August 30, 2017
4 “gritty reality” stars
An ARC has been kindly provided by Random House Children, via NetGalley.com, in exchange for an honest review.
When I read the blurb of this novel, I thought I needed to read it and expected a YA book with a slight dose of reality. What I did not expect was being plu...
May 29, 2017
*I received an e-ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This in no way shapes my opinion of the book.*
Trigger Warnings: physical/sexual abuse, alcohol/drug abuse, suicide.
In a small town in rural Idaho, Little McCardell is just trying to get by, with his older brother, JT, in lock-u...
October 09, 2017
And I thought middle grade books were getting sadder and sadder. This one had more mature themes and language, so I'm sending it on to the high school.
August 26, 2017
Too Shattered For Mending begins with an intriguing mystery: "Little" McCardell's grandfather, a man with a criminal past, has gone missing. The sheriff thinks Little knows where to find him and pressures the 16-year-old to help bring him in. The sheriff doesn't notice, or doesn't care, that Litt...
June 30, 2017
I wanted to love this. I wanted it to be The Book for me. It wasn't. That makes me really sad, sadder than I was for Little and his desperately bleak life. Jesus this book is unrelenting and in the end it doesn't wrap up, it just ends. Long book and yet it doesn't have an ending.
July 17, 2017
Honestly, I struggled to get through this book. I felt as though there was no actual structure to the story and that made it difficult to read. It never wrapped up, just abruptly ended. I am an avid reader and I had a difficult time following this book.
September 17, 2017
I've said it before, and I will say it again: Peter Brown Hoffmeister is an author to watch. I was impressed with his earlier YA debut, This Is the Part Where You Laugh, and this follow-up title only confirms my initial impressions. I might be in the minority here, but this book is honest and emo...
September 16, 2017
Too Shattered for Mending
by Peter Brown Hoffmeister
Random House Children's
Knopf Books for Young Readers
Teens & YA
Pub Date 12 Sep 2017
I am reviewing a copy of Too Shattered for Mending Through Random House Children's and Netgalley:
"Little McCardell is trying to keep it together after the diss...
September 25, 2017
This is the kind of book that you just can't put down. I find myself thinking about the characters throughout my day. I feel like I can relate with this small town. A place where everybody knows everything about everyone else. I don't think you would have to be from a small town to find a piece o...
October 10, 2017
This author has a unique style... it adds a quality of realism to the story and brings the places and characters into focus. Poetic. Enjoyed it thoroughly.