Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “All in Pieces” as Want to Read:
All in Pieces
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

All in Pieces

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  2,880 ratings  ·  461 reviews
“Anger-management issues.”

That’s how they classified Savannah Sutton after she stuck a pencil in her ex-boyfriend’s hand because he mocked her little brother, Evan, for being disabled. That’s why they sent her to Brooks Academy—an alternative high school that’s used as a temporary detention center.

The days at Brooks are miserable, but at home, life is far more bleak. Savvy
Hardcover, 259 pages
Published November 8th 2016 by Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about All in Pieces, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about All in Pieces

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 4.09  · 
Rating details
 ·  2,880 ratings  ·  461 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of All in Pieces
Chelsea Humphrey
Oct 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book. Dear Lord; I keep thinking if I put off reviewing it that I can pretend I’m not finished with it. I seem to be avoiding some sort of finality and have been wrestling with whether or not I should toss my current reads aside, pick All in Pieces back up, and reread it until my heart decides I can move on. It’s been over a year since a book kept me captive to the point of not letting me immerse myself in a new read (Night Film was the last one); if possible, I would give this book somethi ...more
Jennifer Kyle
Jan 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

[image error]

This is the first book I have read by this author and I’m happy to report it was an overall enjoyable experience. Minor issues that held the book from getting a full five star rating would be: I felt that the police should have been involved in one situation and felt that it was a fail on the all the adults. Then there’s the fade to black sex. However, as a YA read goes, this was a good read for me. If I was asked what book this reminded me in the feelings category I would h
Aj the Ravenous Reader

Unexpectedly emotional, sweet and inspiring. At first I didn’t think there was going to be more to the story than an angsty teenage girl with anger management issues but soon I learned it was so much more. It was about a girl who had to take responsibility over her special 7 year old brother without or barely any parental supervision. It’s about a girl whose friends are also troubled, they even had to be sent away for rehab, a girl who almost seemed to have lost interest in living her own life u
Oct 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I have loved all of Suzanne's words, so I was ready to read this without even knowing what it was about.

I loved Savannah. She's trying so hard to keep things under control, but life has other plans. She has some great friends who also have problems, but I loved the family dynamic between them. And Cameron? Yeah, I was halfway in love with him from the first couple of scenes and as the book progresses, it was full blown. I loved how strong and supportive he was for Savannah.

The overall plot is
“There is scarcely any passion without struggle.”

----Albert Camus

Suzanne Young, the New York Times bestselling author, pens a realistic and enticing tale about teenage issues in her new book, All in Pieces that revolves around a young female teenager with anger issues arising from her home front that lands her up in a detention high school, after her violent fight with her ex, and now she holds tightly on to her little mentally challenged brother, even though her aunt is threatening to take h
you can also read it HERE
I have so many emotions for this book, because of this book. This was raw and heartbreaking and adorable and amazing and it's everything I've wanted in a contemporary novel. If Suzanne Young wasn't an auto-read & auto-buy author before, she definitely is now.

Savvy's in a temporary detention center. After stabbing her ex-boyfriend's hand, everyone from her old life thinks she's got issues. While things aren't perfect there, she has met two great friends there, along wi

Ugh. These are the stories that I hate. The ones where the obscenely hot, rich, and darkly mysterious boy sweeps in to save the poor, miserable girl from her pathetic life, solving all her problems while giving her a dose of self-worth and happiness that she couldn't have possibly found on her own.

Jan 06, 2021 rated it really liked it
“Good night, Savannah,” Cameron calls, sounding sad.
But I say good-bye. Because I have nothing left to give him.

This book was special. I loved how complex and light-years away from perfect the characters were— it made them feel real.
Having a contemporary story without meet cutes and happily ever afters was absolutely refreshing. And even though I can imagine certain readers being triggered by this book, I binge read and adored it.
Andi (Andi's ABCs)
This review was originally posted on Andi's ABCs
It isn't often that you get the privilege of reading a book that wraps you up in the story so much that you actually forget you are reading. Usually when I read I'm aware there is a book in my hand, aware I'm flipping pages on my Kindle, aware that I'm reading fiction. All in Pieces was one of those rare occasions where I forgot I was reading. I forgot that I wasn't part of the story. I forgot it was fiction. I forgot everything but the beauty of t
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
Apr 13, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle-books
This was a very emotional read at times and while I usually adore Young's writing and her characters, I didn't connect with this like I would have liked to. The MC was a little brash at times, especially language wise with her little brother and maybe it is the mom in me, but I didn't like it and it sort of made me not like her at times even if I did feel bad for her. I also didn't love all the abuse that happens in this and that there were no real consequences for any of it. It just wasn't righ ...more
Feb 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017-read

**Possible trigger warning for sexual assault**
All in Pieces , although a little slow at the start, was fantastic.

I thought for sure I was going to rate this a 3 star book, but the middle and the end, just wow, it really picked up!

Seriously, I finished it at 2am. Does that need more explanation? *heart eyes*


There were so many different aspects and things that were dealt with in this novel, and I believe they were done really well.

Jan 26, 2017 rated it liked it
This is a sad but hopeful story - about the aftermath of a mistake, a broken home and when life tries to push you down. Savvy has it rough. Her mother walked out and she's taking care of her little brother. And she's been relegated to the "for troubled teens" high school. She's made mistakes, she's angry and defensive. She's violent and quick to anger and swing. She isn't the most likable character but she does have heart. And you can see it in her interactions with her brother and her two best ...more
rachel ☾
Nov 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
I've had a mixed relationship with Young's book this year but I think this one is my favourite. She just has a great way with characters, and this one definitely hit me in the feels.

Savannah Sutton is in a detention center high school for delinquents for assaulting her ex Patrick. While she feels justified for her actions, she sometimes fear that her scorned past will hunt her. Evan her mentally challenged brother means everything to her, thus she does not care that she defended him when Patrick mocked him. Yet apart of her feels that she deserves to be in the academy of delinquents, maybe it will soften her up. Sutton does not have many friends, only two that mean the worl ...more
Jamie (The Perpetual Page-Turner)
I really enjoyed this one! I liked that it was a different sort of setting than you normally see — an alternative high school — and I got to meet characters (labeled as “troubled”) that I don’t often get to meet in YA. And it made me cry — my heart felt heavy a lot reading this book. Savvy’s home life is hard and she takes on so much for her age but her love for her brother and her desire to take care of him made my heart swell. That whole storyline…it killed me. I also really enjoyed Savvy’s gr ...more
Sarah Louise
Nov 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Gosh. I hope this one doesn't fly under the radar. It deserves to be read. Suzanne Young has been one of my favourite authors for a few years, and, yes, I practically love everything published in her name, but this one was something else entirely. It might just be my favourite from her thus far.

Let me just say that this book deals with a lot of heavy issues.

→ With an absent mother, and a father who drinks his money away to the point of starving his family, Savannah is struggling with raising he
Feb 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved this one! This story and these characters resonated with me long after I finished the book. It's gritty, heart-breaking, and full of hope.

Savvy is the kind of character you want to champion. She's strong, selfless, and fiercely protective of those she loves. Her struggle to hold it all together broke my heart. Cameron's unwavering patience with her pieced it back together again.

All in Pieces will appeal to fans of Huntley Fitzpatrick, Katja Millay, Sarah Dessan, Katie McGarry, and Jenni
Apr 06, 2016 added it
Shelves: 2016
I believe that Suzanne Young is one of the most underrated authors in young adult fiction. Why she is not a mega-superstar lies beyond my comprehension.
Nov 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Such great poverty rep and I LOVED the main characters. Also a very quick read since I read it in a day. HIGHLY recommended.
Andi (Andi's ABCs)
This book isn't even out yet and I've just read it for the second time! I love it so much.

You can find my review HERE
Marla Mei
I only cried, like, two gallons of tears. No big deal.
Molly Strzelecki
Sep 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I need a sequel! This book was really good! I loved it!! I need more of Evan!!
Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)
You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight
This is a hard one for me to review. I liked it, but I didn't love it, but I also think it's a valuable story. It has a lot going for it, but at the same time it didn't really stick with me. Hence my struggle. So I will do a things that worked/things that didn't list. As you do.

Things that worked for me:

Savvy and her relationship with her brother. Oh, this caused so many feels. S
Maria (Big City Bookworm)

Actual rating: 3.5 Stars rated up!


I've had this book sitting on my shelf for quite a while now. The last book I read by Suzanne Young was The Program and while I did like it, I wasn't completely blown away by it. Fast forward many years later and I finally decided to give her writing another go! Once again, I wasn't completely blown away, but I didn't hate it either. In fact, I think I liked All In Pieces more than I liked The Program! All In Pieces dealt with some pretty tough topics such as
I don't think Suzanne Young can ever write a terrible book. This was perfect— from start to finish. Full of heartache and laughter, I LOVED IT. (Full review to come). ...more
Colleen Houck
Such a well written story. I love the little brother. My heart goes out to the heroine. Her life was not an easy one. She deserved a happy ending.
Cute. Kinda basic but still a cute, quick read.
SquishyMuMu ✨
Dec 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I LOVED EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS BOOK; it got me feeling so many types of emotions 😥
Jun 04, 2020 rated it did not like it
*sighs in tired of this white, het shit*

this shouldn't have even been a book. it's essentially just a really bad, plotless attempt at angst.

also TW for sexual assault, if that's something you're triggered by, even though the assault was pointless and never referred to again and just served to push the main couple together.
Danielle (Love at First Page)

I liked this one for the most part, but felt pretty mixed about the heroine. It was easy to sympathize with her situation, and the love she has for her brother had me tearing up a couple of times, but she is also dramatic and wishy-washy when it comes to the romance, even though Cameron is a total sweetheart.
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »

Readers also enjoyed

  • The Tattered Gloves
  • Faking Normal (Faking Normal, #1)
  • If I Fix You
  • Some Boys
  • Madness
  • Written on my Heart
  • The Lies About Truth
  • Too Good at Goodbyes
  • Send
  • All That's Left (The Carlington Twins Duet, #1)
  • Let Me List the Ways
  • Just Like Fate
  • Haven's Knight
  • All That's Been Said (The Carlington Twins Duet, #2)
  • Suffer Love
  • Kissing Max Holden
  • Stronger Than You Know
  • The Last Time We Were Us
See similar books…
Suzanne Young is the New York Times bestselling author of The Program, The Treatment, and several other novels. She currently lives in Tempe, Arizona where she teaches high school English and obsesses about books. Learn more about Suzanne at ...more

Related Articles

Welcome to the world of irresistible young adult fiction! Every month, our team takes a look at the books being published and how they're...
53 likes · 31 comments
No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »
“When you don't have much, you hold on to what matters. You hold on with both hands.” 12 likes
“No, I don't have a boyfriend. I stabbed the last one.” 6 likes
More quotes…