How to Make Friends with the Dark

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How to Make Friends with the Dark is about a girl’s struggle after her mother’s sudden death. Tiger wants to go to the dance with Kai. After a heated argument with her mom, she goes out with Kai to forget. Then comes the call. Tiger’s mom is dead and she is being put into foster care. The plot was realistic and original but also entertaining, which is hard to pull off. It’s impossible to say which parts held my interest the most because everything was so intriguing. The characters were realistic and unique. I could imagine meeting people like Cake and Tiger in real life. The writing style was the best thing about the book in my opinion. Everything you read is all from the perspective of a sixteen-year-old girl whose mom has died. In one paragraph, Cake is crying over Tiger’s mother and trying to console her. Tiger’s response is “She is crying hard. That makes you kind of angry. Like you should be consoling her…Her mother is alive. Your friend says I’m so sorry Tiger…You aren’t alone. You wish you could speak, so you can tell her she’s a goddamn liar.” That type of writing is incredible. I believe the moral of the story is to move on. That is up for interpretation. I think people with a mature mindset should read this book. It doesn’t matter what their interests are. This book shouldn’t be made a series. There is simply nothing left to do with Tiger’s story. I have never read a book like this and I enjoyed it a lot. I one hundred percent recommend this book. Though it’s not for the faint of heart, this book was amazing, and I look forward to reading more from Kathleen Glasgow.

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Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count
Publisher Delacorte Press
Publish Date 2019-04-09
ISBN 9781101934753
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Issue August 2019
Category Young Adult


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