How to Make Friends with the Dark – By Kathleen Glasgow
Tiger and her mother are their own family, their own unit, and their own little world.
They have their differences, their disagreements, but Tiger could never imagine a life without her mother – until that is the life that she is forced to live.
Lights put out and hopes dashed, Tiger is swamped in a seemingly endless darkness.
A single half, a world divided, and Tiger, caught in the middle of it all.
Alone, she must learn how to face this new, empty world, and navigate changes in her life she could never have imagined.
She must cope with grief, and loss, and learn how to make friends with the dark.
How to Make Friends with the Dark tells the story of a young girl coping with a harsh grief in a beautifully heart wrenching way.
Despite its heavy theme of loss, it’s told in an engaging way, easy for any reader to relate to.
The story balances the character’s grief aptly with light-hearted moments which truly portray the characters as real.
The plot can feel slightly slow paced in the beginning of the novel, but picks up and moves onwards to a well-wrought finish.
I would recommend this book for readers around the age of 14.