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(Perfect Little Pieces #1)

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  69 ratings  ·  20 reviews
Girl, Interrupted meet Beautiful Disaster in this thrilling and sexy debut novel, in which a college student learns her perfect life is a lie and finds new love where she least expects it—a mental institution.

Freaks, misfits, and psychopaths. Those are the kinds of people found at Newton Heights Psychiatric Hospital, and high-society girl Lucy White’s new home.

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ebook, 266 pages
Published August 11th 2014 by Pocket Star
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Jun 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: net-galley

I read and review all the time, I also help blog tour hosts. I agreed to help promote this book on my blog I had no intention of reading this as I have such a lot of books to read already and thought maybe I wouldn't be able to squeeze this in.

Family heart book tours sent out an email, they still needed reviewers, so I jumped into help, this is how I came across reading this book.

NOW let me tell you, I text my book buddy several times over this book [Philome
Rebekah Crain
Jul 31, 2014 rated it liked it
This story was just okay. Though it did grow on me a little more in the last half of the book. I guess I just had a hard time coming to terms with the family dynamic and how the main character just gave up. I realize those are two of the major components in this book and without them there'd have been a completely different story, but that's why every book isn't written for every reader. To each their own. Despite not being a full five stars for me, I'm glad I read it because I was curious and t ...more
Nov 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wow, what an intense read! The psychological aspect of this book was mind boggling. This is really more than one story, we see so many things from family relationships, friendships, romance and the overall self discovery of more than one character. The stories and characters are u settling enough but add in the setting and this will have you so wrapped up that you can't put it down. There are so many character stories that this series could go on for quite some time. ...more
Aug 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I really loved this book! Lucy is an incredible character and watching her grow through her challenges is enjoyable. Jayden is great and their blossoming relationship makes the book fly by for the reader. The supporting characters are wonderful and I am hoping books follow with their stories!
J.M. Stone
Apr 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Apr 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I'm very glad I read this one. ...more
Apr 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Watching Lucy grow as a person was amazing. Some aspects of her reminded me of myself. As someone who struggles with mental illness, it was incredible to watch her recovery. She went from this really annoying, stuck up priss to a strong, independent woman. Even her confrontation with her mother reminded me of myself; I had a similar situation when I had enough of my mother's abuse.

Jayden was also an excellent character. At
Aug 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, romance, young-adult
***Received and ARC copy for an honest review***

First let me say that this story started out slow for me. I pushed myself to keep reading because they synopsis sounded interesting and it was a different type of book than I normally read.
I am glad I pushed myself. About half way through it started to pick up.

You meet Lucy who is a collage student who attends a Frat party with her boyfriend Kyle and one of her best friends Bethany. It was a typical party with drinking, dancing. However there was
Finley Sawyer
Aug 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
4 Stars
The synopsis for Hollow completely intrigued me, and I was super excited to begin reading this book. It sounded very different from what I was used to. The story and relationship that built between the two main characters, Lucy and Jayden, was adorable. What made it so unique was that they met while in a mental hospital, yet neither were what you would envision of a typical patient in these places. They were normal people who just happened to have some horrible events happen in their live
Aug 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was gifted Hollow by Ava Conway in exchange for an honest review.

Lucy, in a fit of hurt and anger is thrust in the spotlight under unfortunate circumstances. Her parents, prominent DC power couple, decide it's best to hide her away until everything blows over. They decide the perfect place to hide her is Newton Heights Psychiatric Hospital. While in the hospital Lucy not only learns about herself, she learns about her family, friends, and others in the hospital.

While Lucy becomes a stronger
Christie72 (Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews)
***I was provided a copy from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.***

I was intrigued when I read the synopsis for Hollow. I was in the mood to read something a bit different, and this book was just what I was looking for. It is heavier than some of the books I have read recently, but oh so good!!!! From the beginning pages, I was intrigued, and it only got better the further I got into it.

Lucy finds herself in a mental hospital after she is involved in a car wreck that took the lives of
Angela Goodrich
I’m not entirely sure of how I feel about this book. Hollow tells us the story of Lucy White. After a tragic night, she finds herself being investigated for manslaughter. At the advice of her attorney and the insistence of her mother, she admits herself to a mental institution. Once there, Lucy faces the monumental task of finding herself – an objective made that much more difficult each time her mother visits and reveals family secrets. Ms. Conway made it easy to hate Lucy’s mother. The woman w ...more
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Aug 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Lucy catches her boyfriend and her friend having sex at a frat party one night, all she wanted to do was leave. Her boyfriend Kyle and her friend Bethany end up in the car with her and all of them arguing. Next think Lucy knows is she is in the hospital and Kyle and Bethany are both dead. Her parents and her lawyer decide to send her to a psychiatric hospital or as her mother refers to it as taking a mini vacation. This is where the real story starts.
I don't want to give anything away, the book
Aug 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
*I was given a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.

Lucy has such a tragic and depressing past that she become suicidal, and she ends up in a psychiatric hospital. While she is there, she doesn't start off well, and she finds herself moving the wrong direction on the depression scale.
She meets Jayden- and she isn't very trusting of him at first but she doesn't let that stop her from wanting to be around him more and more. Lucy begins thinking that he was a plant there from her fa
Tracie R
Apr 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Hollow is so well written it will quickly have you immersed within its pages and invested in the compelling characters and their stories.

How is that the one night Lucy White would rather forget became the one night that would change the rest of her life!!

Lucy White is living a nightmare one that started out as a fight with her boyfriend and has resulted in her being placed in Newton Heights Psychiatric Hospital. But sometimes life has a way of putting us right where we need to be. Can Lucy find
Aug 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
So, this book was a bit heavier and more serious than I've read in a while. For me, it had a slow start but I recommend you stick with it - it will be worth it. This is the story of Lucy, a college student that is involved in a drunk driving accident. Her path to healing is one that involves a stay at a mental hospital - this is where we meet Jayden and several other characters. Watching Lucy and other patients grow and work on overcoming their ghosts truly becomes an uplifting story. Lucy meets ...more
3.5 stars
Thank you Netgalley for a different romantic book. A mental institution is not were one is to find friendship, lust, romance. One is to find themselves and heal. The synopsis gives a quick online about Hollow. What it does not give you is the creativity Ava Conway has in bringing her characters to life. Conway spins her characters and webs their struggles to fit in/heal not only in society but also inside the walls of Newton Heights Psychiatric Hospital.
Starts off a little slow, but do
Aug 09, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2014, netgalley
A decent debut in the older YA/new adult field. Ava Conway had a strong idea in setting the story in a psychiatric ward, and an interesting idea for a complex relationship between two patients. However, the characters felt a bit flat as little time seemed dedicated to developing both primary and secondary characters, despite the rich potential in the unique story. (Galley Provided by Netgalley)
Jul 30, 2014 rated it liked it
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