How To Make Friends With The Dark || Heartbreaking Depth

“We’re just stories in somebody’s book and every time they turn a page that’s when new stuff happens.”


    Title: How To Make Friends With The Dark
    Author: Kathleen Glasgow
    Genre: Contemporary // Young Adult
    Page Count: 421 pages
    Rating: ★  ★  ★  ★  
    Published Date: April 9, 2019
 Delacorte Press
    Buy it: Chapters Indigo








Here is what happens when your mother dies.

It’s the brightest day of summer and it’s dark outside. It’s dark in your house, dark in your room, and dark in your heart. You feel like the darkness is going to split you apart.

That’s how it feels for Tiger. It’s always been Tiger and her mother against the world. Then, on a day like any other, Tiger’s mother dies. And now it’s Tiger, alone.

Here is how you learn to make friends with the dark.




I feel so heavy writing this review because this book was so heavy. This is a read that will completely touch your soul and the deep crevises of our heart. What a heart wrenchingly beautiful story. How To Make Friends With The Dark is a YA contemporary that deserves its own subgenre.

When books delve into loss and grief oftentimes I find myself feeling too bogged down with emotion that I have to take a step back and almost dissassosiate from the feelings. With this book I found myself pulled in deep into the darkness. The writing was amazing and completely enveloped me in the sadness the character was feeling. Losing a close family member, especially a mother, is one of those darkness’ that you only truly understand if you go through it.

The author does an incredible job of writing thi story. I can’t even explain properly how delicatley she writes and how potent her delivery is. The glimpse into life post loss and what wards of the state go through after they have nowhere to go, it’s evident the author did her research. Research with emotion is a powerful weapon in writing.

Thank you Indigo for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review. This was such a good read I look forward to future Indigo picks! You really can’t go wrong with them.

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