Unbroken: Looking at “Who Broke The Girl?” by Christina Costantino

Book Reviews

A memoir by definition, “Who Broke The Girl?” is more of a rhetorical question more than anything. Written by New Yorker Christina Costantino, the novel is a ethereal recounting of one woman’s life in one particular set of circumstances.

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It’s lyrical and simple. It is the simplicity of her words that make the book resonant.  The shared stories and experiences of the author as she navigates through life  across as a song. The melody gets in your head like an earworm, except the lyrics aren’t superficial. Instead, they are emotions conveyed through the medium of humanity.

Resilience is a skill we all want, and, to a certain extent, require to live a long and happy life. “Who Broke The Girl?” gives a personal edge to some life lessons that can apply to anyone’s life, without placing the blame on everyone else but one’s self.

 

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