Very in Pieces is a book about…well…I honestly have no idea.
I think this book is supposed to be about a girl who feels like everything is falling apart in her life, and the problems in her family, and who can’t take any of these things anymore, and just wants to stop being this good girl who everyone has high hopes for.
It sounds pretty interesting, and while the synopsis kind of made it sound like a thousand other young adult books exactly like it, I was intrigued anyway. So I started reading, with high hopes, especially because this book was published by HarperTeen, and their books are always amazing.
Well…ten percent into it I couldn’t figure out what I was even reading. Very was just a normal girl, who does incredibly well in school, is a good daughter and sister, and who loves her grandmother. It was kind of boring and I honestly can’t say I was enjoying it, but I kept reading.
Twenty-five percent through this book I was falling asleep.
Almost halfway through the book, I realized that there was absolutely nothing interesting in this book, and I decided I’d had enough.
Seriously, this book is just boring. Nothing interesting happened in it, except for when some kids glued bottlecaps to the outside of Very’s grandmother’s house because it was symbolic to poem that she had written. And the bottlecaps made everyone mad, except Very’s grandmother, Nonnie. Nonnie was the only character in this book that had any type of personality.
I hate giving bad reviews, and I rarely ever DNF a book, but this was just…I don’t know, a big disappointment, I guess. I had really high hopes for this one. I feel like this could have been written differently and more interesting elements in it to have been a better story, but as it is, I just can’t see myself able to finish this one any time soon.
Note: I received an ARC copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.