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Glitter Gets Everywhere

4.84  ·  Rating details ·  43 ratings  ·  25 reviews
Kitty’s mother died on an inappropriately sunny Tuesday. So much has changed in Kitty’s life over the last few months, and she needs the world to stop spinning around her. She needs things to return to normal — or as normal as they’ll ever be.

Normal definitely does not include her family moving from their home in a cozy corner of London all the way to New York City. Moving
ebook, 320 pages
Expected publication: May 4th 2021 by HarperCollins
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Erin Kelly
Dec 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was a beautiful story, led by a great main character. It will make you laugh. It will make you cry. It will make you appreciate things that you have lost, and things that you haven't. Highly recommend!

Dec 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
GLITTER GETS EVERYWHERE is a beautiful exploration of finding a way forward through life-altering grief. After Kitty's mother dies following a year-long fight against cancer, Kitty, her older sister, and her father are left trying to make sense of their newly diminished family.
When we first meet Kitty she is about to turn 11, her first birthday without her mother there to celebrate her. The cards and letters mum left behind for her daughters are meant to be a comfort, but Kitty cannot find any c
Nov 10, 2020 added it
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I was lucky to get to read this one early, and the main character charmed me from the first page. I loved being transported to London and New York City with her! This tender, witty debut made me cry, laugh, and think deeply. Glitter Is Everywhere sparkles with insights about the beautiful, complicated ways people move forward after a heartbreaking loss.
Feb 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2021-longlist
Thank you to Edelweiss+ and the publisher for an eARC of this book.

This 5 star read by debut author Yvette Clark is the story of Kitty, who is grieving the recent loss of her mum, and coming to terms with the changes in her life. There is so much different about her life now that her mom is gone, and Kitty wishes she didn't have to deal with any of it. To make matters worse, her father has an opportunity to relocate from their home in London to New York for a couple of months for work, and he th
Christyne Morrell
Jan 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
When I started reading GLITTER GETS EVERYWHERE, I began making a mental note of all the compelling details that stood out to me - like the intricate description of Farrow & Ball paint colors (yes, I looked them up afterward), the MC’s imagined comic book character, Ponytail Girl, who fights crime with scrunches, the Great British Baking Show references, etc. But eventually I lost track because there were so many gorgeous, rich, relatable details sprinkled throughout this poignant book that I cou ...more
Nov 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Oh, this book! Yvette Clark's GLITTER GETS EVERYWHERE is a heartfelt, tender joy from start to finish, and I absolutely loved it. It's the story of Kitty, and her journey through grief at the loss of her mother (though Kitty would hate that I phrased it that way... as if her mum had been carelessly mislaid). Not long after her mother's death, her father takes a job assignment in New York City, and moves Kitty and her sister Imogen away from their beloved London and all the people, places, and th ...more
Book Bee NYC
Sep 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I LOVED Glitter Gets Everywhere, a novel about Kitty, a tween-aged girl who moves from London to New York City with her dad and older sister. It was so fun to spend time in London with Kitty (who has a neighbor who goes on THE GREAT BRITISH BAKE-OFF!) and then see New York City through her eyes. The book packs a big emotional wallop but also offers a lot of truly funny humor; anyone who loves Rebecca Stead or Jo Knowles will be excited to find this book.
vanessa enserro
Jul 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love this fantastic book about tween Kitty and her family. It is such a lovely read! I can’t wait until the hard copy is out! Kitty is such a relatable character, and her family are so jolly! I love the detail of her neighbour going onto the Great British Bake Off!
Katrina Reads
Feb 10, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Glitter Gets Everywhere is a thought-provoking look at grief through the eyes of Kitty over the course of a couple of years in her life.

The book explores her relationships with family and friends, and how her mother’s death and her grief play into her reactions and responses with them. It is an excellent introduction for young readers into death and grief, acknowledging that everyone experiences grief in their own ways and that it is not always a linear process, it can be messy and complicated –
Jan 06, 2021 rated it liked it
Not at all the book I expected, since I was hoping the glitter indicated a queer narrative. I guess that's what I get for choosing a book by its cover. Still, a sweet story following the grief and growth of a tween. I did feel that the end was a bit random and forced, but it wasn't bad, just unexpected.

Advance reading copy provided by Netgalley.
Lindsey Stoddard
I loved Kitty and the cast of characters that surrounds her as she makes her way through this first year after a big loss.
Terry Jennings
Jan 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
How can you be expected to continue on when you’ve just lost your mother? But that’s exactly what Kitty must do—navigate a whole new life made worse because her father asks her to move from London to New York and where he might be even looking for a replacement even though it’s only been months since her mother died.
Glitter Gets Everywhere has a charming cast of characters, and is a beautiful exploration of how a child can cope with the unthinkable. Beautifully written. I loved the idea that Ki
Sarah Hanson
Dec 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is a beautiful middle grade read to deal with loss, family love, and the quirky transatlantic move between NYC and London. “Grief glitter” is one of the most beautiful comparisons and ideas I have ever heard of.

While I know colors were important to the protagonist, the consistent palette descriptions sometimes detracted from the moment. However, there were definitely two moments of crying with strong emotion from this book! I highly recommend this story. Thank you Edelweiss+ for the ARC.
Dec 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I adore Kitty's story--it's full of charm, heart, color, and humor. I read this in one night, thanks to netgalley for an early review copy. I wish Kitty's journey would keep going--I could stay with these characters for a long time! ...more
Oct 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Yvette Clark's charming first novel, Glitter Gets Everywhere, had me laughing and crying in equal measure. The story is told through the eyes of Kitty, a girl from North London who is trying to make sense of life, family and friendships after the death of her mum. Kitty is helped on her journey by a comedic and endearing bunch of characters on both sides of the Atlantic including a blue haired boy in New York and a fat, farty dog in London.

This book washed over me like a wonderfully warm blanke
Nov 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to get an advanced Reader's Copy of Glitter Gets Everywhere and am so thrilled that I did. Glitter Gets Everywhere is Yvette Clark's debut novel about a girl named Kitty and how she navigates the tragic loss of her mother. We join Kitty as she processes her grief as a tween girl also having to manage relationships, school and a move to NYC with her father and sister. Kitty is equal parts creative, romantic, and emotional in this story that will forever change how you look at c ...more
Jul 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I had the opportunity to read an advance copy of Glitter Gets Everywhere by Yvette Clark and I loved it. Eleven year old Kitty is coping with the death of her mother, a surprise move to NYC and all the angst of being a tween. With the help of annual birthday letters written by her mother Laura before her death, Kitty navigates life with grace and humor. I can't wait to give this heartwarming book to my daughter and nieces to read. ...more
Feb 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
At only ten years old, London-born Kitty Wentworth experiences the unthinkable; her mother loses a battle with lung cancer, and Kitty and her family find themselves emotionally adrift. When Kitty’s dad gets an offer to spend a few months in New York City for his job, her family has the opportunity to experience life from a new perspective. Kitty’s older sister Imogen is thrilled about the possibility New York City holds, but Kitty is reluctant to leave her old life behind. Thousands of miles fro ...more
Jan 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
GLITTER GETS EVERYWHERE is a gorgeous novel about ten-year-old Kitty's grief after her mother dies, filled with surprising sparkles of humor and heart.

Kitty's first-person, present tense voice is so real, you will BECOME Kitty as your navigate the gut-wrenching years of missing her mother terribly. You will ache along with her. And you will eagerly look forward to the birthday letters her Mum wrote before dying. Kitty's intelligence and sensitivity shine through, along with her wonderful sense
Melissa Dassori
Feb 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: middle-grade
What a wonderful debut! I love how Yvette Clark introduced Kitty and her story on their home turf in London, where we got to know all the fully-realized characters who are dear to her before she moved with her widowed father and everything-seems-perfect-for-her sister to New York -- perfect except for the shadow of their mom's death. Kitty's a realistic and endearing narrator wrestling with her grief but with ample moments of warmth and humor to make this a page-turner. I think a whole range of ...more
With thanks to NetGalley and HarperCollins Children's Books for an early copy in return for an honest review.

As someone who really likes books with a strong sense of setting, I appreciated how well I felt transported to NYC and London through the pages of the story. I also have several students who will appreciate the baking aspect with the subplot about The Great British Bake Off.

As we follow Kitty's family from London to New York we get a firsthand look at the grief their family is experiencin
Jan 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Glitter Gets Everywhere is a beautiful story about a girl from London struggling to cope after the death of her mom. Kitty and her family move from London to New York where they hope to escape their sadness. I loved Kitty's character -- she is funny, kind, quirky, insecure, and sweet. Her relationship with her older sister Imogen who she admires and is jealous of is very realistic. Although this book is about a sad topic, as Kitty's mum has recently died when the book starts, there are lots of f ...more
Sam Subity
Jan 31, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
GLITTER GETS EVERYWHERE is a beautiful, wickedly funny, and heartbreaking story of 11yo Kitty's journey through grief in the wake of her mother's death from cancer. I love how the story takes place over a year, bookended by two birthday letters that Kitty's mother wrote to her before she died, as we experience her raw grief and anger, but also the uplifting moments as she finds joy again amidst the pain while she and her family leave London for her dad's temporary job reassignment in New York. D ...more
Ms Threlkeld
Lovely, compelling story about family, grief and the small moments that get us through. Also a love letter to NYC and London, two fabulous cities. As a home baker, I also adored the subplot involving a neighbor competing on British Bake Off.
Priscilla Mante
Dec 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Glitter Gets Everywhere is a gorgeous and compassionate book about families, grief and new beginnings. Main character Kitty's just lost her mum to cancer and while adjusting to life without her mum, her Dad drops the bombshell that she and her older sister Imogen need to leave their home in London and move out to New York for a short period due to work commitments.
I loved Kitty's witty, conversational and precocious voice, it pulled me in immediately and I found myself caring so much about her
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Yvette Clark is a Brit by birth and a New Yorker by design. An avid reader, writer, and trampoliner, Yvette lives in Manhattan with her husband, two children, and a blue cat named Beau. She is a Writing 360 mentor @

GLITTER GETS EVERYWHERE is her debut novel and is available for pre-order now!

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