Broken Pieces - Rachel  Thompson Read my full review @ opinion: As someone who has known Rachel for almost a year in a professional setting, I have been amazed by her aura. A funny, sarcastic, bright and dynamic individual, Rachel is one that never ceases to dazzle. I was shocked going into this novel because it showed a totally different side to this author. One that left me asking questions. I found it to be thought provoking in the sense that the essays were palpable with emotions that ranged the gamut. I really don't think there isn't a woman who can read some of these essays and not identify with occurrences in her own life. On a final note, I will say that I found myself reflecting (even after finishing) on this one novel than her other two novels due to its' grittiness and just simple raw emotion.