Paint Me a Monster
Rinnie Gardenerís life looks like a perfect painting from the outsideóa loving family and a beautiful house. But when the paint is stripped away, this dream dissolves to dust. Her parents divorce. Her father treats her like a stranger. Her mother, looming like a black cloud, treats her worse. Painful words become painful bruises. Rinnieís own body becomes a source of self-punishment. As her life seemingly falls apart, Rinnie struggles to find the courage to pick up the pieces. In a brilliantly unique style and voice, Rinnie tells her storyóa search for identity, love, and healing. She must look in the darkest places to repaint the canvas of her life. She must face the monster.
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Review: Paint Me a MonsterUser Review - Cheryl Bradley - Goodreads
After her parents divorce, Rinnie's life becomes a living hell. Her brother chooses to live with her father while her older sister, Lizzie, sticks by her side. No matter what Rinnie does, she cannot ... Read full review
Review: Paint Me a MonsterUser Review - Erin Sterling - Goodreads
3.5 stars. This book of a girl growing up while her life falls apart and she turns to self-harming behavior was sad and hard to read. The writing was beautiful, but the pacing felt rushed--like you ... Read full review
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