Thursday, July 23, 2015

Book Review - A Girl Is A Half Formed Thing by Eimear McBride

A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing by Eimear McBride tells the story of a young girl growing up with her brother who has a brain tumor. The fact that he has a brain tumor is just one of the many horrific circumstances these two must face on  a daily basis.  At home their lives revolve around sexual abuse, chaos, and major trauma.  This book is all about getting inside a young girls head while she suffers extreme inner turmoil, guilt, and confusion, all of which are results of her heartbreaking experiences. 

A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing is one of the most impressive books I have read in quite a while, although the writing style is just about as abstract as the image on the cover. Since the style is so abstract, it may be difficult to follow at times, but I would encourage the reader to just be patient and stay with it because once you reach each and every moment of clarity it will take your breath away and maybe even bring you to tears.  This book is most definitely unforgettable and I would highly recommend it to anyone and everyone who is interested in reading something that actually leaves a lasting impression.  I am so happy to have read such an amazing book, and I would like to express my gratitude to for allowing me this opportunity.


-New York Times hails as “a future classic”

*I received A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing from in exchange for an honest review.