Piecing Me Together
A timely and powerful story about a teen girl from a poor neighborhood striving for success, from acclaimed author Renée Watson.

Jade believes she must get out of her neighborhood if she’s ever going to succeed. Her mother says she has to take every opportunity. She has. She accepted a scholarship to a mostly-white private school and even Saturday morning test prep opportunities. But some opportunities feel more demeaning than helpful. Like an invitation to join Women to Women, a mentorship program for “at-risk” girls. Except really, it’s for black girls. From “bad” neighborhoods.

But Jade doesn’t need support. And just because her mentor is black doesn’t mean she understands Jade. And maybe there are some things Jade could show these successful women about the real world and finding ways to make a real difference.

Friendships, race, privilege, identity—this compelling and thoughtful story explores the issues young women face.

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Book TitlePiecing Me Together
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Piecing Me Together Reviews

  • Tasha
    Feb 28, 2017


    Jade attends a mostly-white private school on scholarship, riding the city bus to and from school as her mother works multiple jobs just to keep a roof over their head. Jade is one of the best students in Spanish class and she looks forward to being selected to travel abroad. But a dif...

  • Saowbia (Eden of Books)
    Feb 25, 2017

    Saowbia (Eden of Books)

    Review Posted On: Eden of Books Spoiler Free Review:As always, I am very late to reviewing books but as the cliche saying goes, better late than never? Piecing Me TogetherThe book isn't written in verse, but the short chapters and poetic verses almost felt like it was a story written ...

  • Anna
    Feb 23, 2017


    To preface (and summarize) my review of Piecing Me Together: You should read this book. Of course, now you’re asking me: well, why should I read it? Well, get yourself a mug of tea & a comfy chair...Everything I loved to the moon & back:Our main character, Jade, was so, so...

  • Kelly
    Feb 21, 2017


    Check out this and other reviews on my young adult book blog, Here's to Happy Endings!Before I started reading this book, I knew it was going to be powerful, but nothing prepared me for just how powerful and important that this novel is. This is one of those books that I think should b...

  • Sarah
    Feb 20, 2017


    I am finding that my ratings of ya have everything to do with how much I want to spend time with the characters, if they'll let me in close enough to feel wanted, to bear witness to their life. I loved being with Jade as she discovered her voice to self advocate and dialogue with the w...

  • Elisa The-Bookie-Monster
    Feb 20, 2017

    Elisa The-Bookie-Monster

    Guys. Go read this book. I cannot stress enough how needed this book is, especially at this time with everything being so racially charged. This is the story of Jade, a black girl going to school at a predominately white private school. She starts noticing she's being treated different...

  • Sherry
    Feb 20, 2017


    Finished in one sitting. So powerful and beautiful! ...

  • Heather
    Feb 19, 2017


    There are many novels being published this year that are tackling tough subjects, many of which were touched upon in this novel. Each perspective is going to add something to the discussion and Piecing Me Together is one of those novels that needs to be brought up. It introduces us to ...

  • Sarah A
    Feb 18, 2017

    Sarah A

    Wow! Where to start? I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS BOOK. The story follows Jade, a black teenager who thinks her only way to succeed is to make it out of her neighborhood. Her mother wants her to have every opportunity (a word Jade kind of despises), and thus, Jade attends a private school o...

  • Jenn
    Feb 17, 2017


    "I am learning to speak. To give myself a way out. A way in."Beautiful, artistic, and powerful. Watson has created a very smart, well-written, and emotional contemporary fiction read. Jade is a terrific protagonist - her narrative is compelling, honest, and thought-provoking. I loved P...