An identity crisis, long distance love, and growing pains teach Henry and Meg how to hang onto each other and to what really matters.
From YA author Laura Anderson Kurk comes the sequel to Glass Girl, a lyrical, multi-generational story about love that clouds the eyes, loss that haunts empty rooms, and reunions that feel like redemption.
Perfect Glass is the perfect sequel to Glass Girl. It exceeded all my (high) expectations. I. loved. it.
One of the things I loved best about this sequel is that it didn’t feel very much like a sequel. Instead it felt like Part Two in Meg and Henry’s story — and it was very much Henry’s story this time around (Perfect Glass is told from both of their point-of-views). Things happen; tragedy strikes; chaos ensues. There was no filler, no fluff, no trace that the story would have been better off ending with the last chapter of Glass Girl. I appreciated that.
I loved that Henry spent time in Nicaragua. Missions are close to my heart, so to read about his experience at the orphanage tore at me. Especially the tragedy he experiences there. It is so sad…and yet so true and real and heartbreaking and wonderful at the same time.
And Meg has her own dragons to deal with. Jo is quite the character ~ and I applaud Laura Kurk‘s painting her as a character all her own, strong and steady, even as she becomes not-so-steady. I loved Meg’s honesty…with herself and those around her (especially Henry, when hard stuff happens). She’s learned a lot, but her brokenness allows her to see things others miss. It was a privilege to be able to look through her eyes.
I didn’t want this book to end, but then it did, and it was the sweetest ending. Ya’ll have got to read this book.
I heartily recommend this book to lovers of YA fiction ~ and, really, fiction of any sort. Laura Kurk‘s writing shines and scatters hope and wisdom in the gentlest of ways. Reading Meg and Henry’s love story is about so much more than high school sweethearts who weather tragedy and real life together ~ it truly is like walking through redemption with them. ‘Tis beautiful.
About the Author
Laura Anderson Kurk is one of those lucky souls who gets to live in a college town. In fact, it’s her college town—College Station, Texas, where she drove in under cover of darkness when she was way too young and proceeded to set the place on fire. Her debut novel Glass Girl is an unconventional and bittersweet love story, and its sequel Perfect Glass makes long-distance love look possible. She’s crazy about her husband and her two ginger-headed kids. Laura blogs at Writing for Young Adults. She’s a featured columnist at Choose Now Ministries, where she writes On Hollywood.