Pieces of Me - Ann Garner Pieces of Me by Ann Garner

Ann Garner first book is called Pieces of Me, I am not sure I have enough words to express how much I truly enjoyed reading this story, there are some many beautiful words and feelings that come across in this novel that it’s hard to express the emotions you have while reading Pieces of Me. There are many NA books coming out of late, but I have to say this is one of the best ones I have read. There are parts of this book that stick with you.

And you carefully gather the pieces of yourself.
You collect them together in your mind.
The old pieces, the new pieces, the ones that are too shattered for you to tell what they are.
You collect them and hold them close.
You will need these pieces one day.

Pieces of Me is story of a young woman named Delaney who moves thousands miles away from her home town and parents. She wants to start fresh where no one knows her and what better place to start besides the beginning of her college years. As you get to know Delaney you know something has happened to her, you can feel the heartbreak and the sadness. Delaney’s dorm mate is Grace who has been raised in a very loving, affectionate home and growing up with a bunch of brothers makes Grace a fun character to get to know. Grace and Delaney become fast friends.

Grace does everything she can to bring Delaney out of her shell, making her go out, introducing her to her friends and her brothers. Delaney has some personal struggles being around so many people and at times she cannot handle all of it. Keeping herself away from people has kept her sheltered and not very comfortable in social situations. Some of the situations are funny and heartbreaking. But you cheer for Delaney each step she takes in reclaiming her life.

Then of course there is Cole he is heartwarming and you begin to see that he truly cares for Delaney he is a nice young man who has had his fun but see’s Delaney as someone he really wants to get to know. Delaney of course feels the attraction but she is not sure she could ever truly let someone close never mind touch her. The small touches and the comfort she feels immediately in Cole’s presence does say something to Delaney but can she ever trust him.

Of course things don’t go smoothly for Delaney and she makes some big mistakes, not sure she can fix things with her new friends she ends up pulling and slipping away.

Pieces of Me is a beautifully written story, it’s about finding the strength to move on, love, trust and finding the courage to become the person you always wanted to be.

I have rated Pieces of Me a 5 star rating and highly recommend it to anyone who is reading my review to go purchase a copy you will not be disappointed.