Gabi, a Girl in Pieces Summary
Named to Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2014
Named to School Library Journal Best Books of 2014
Gabi Hernandez chronicles her last year in high school in her diary: college applications, Cindy's pregnancy, Sebastian's coming out, the cute boys, her father's meth habit, and the food she craves. And best of all, the poetry that helps forge her identity.
My mother named me Gabriella, after my grandmother who, coincidentally, didn't want to meet me when I was born because my mother was unmarried, and therefore living in sin. My mom has told me the story many, many, MANY, times of how, when she confessed to my grandmother that she was pregnant with me, her mother beat her. BEAT HER! She was twenty-five. That story is the basis of my sexual education and has reiterated why it's important to wait until you're married to give it up. So now, every time I go out with a guy, my mom says, "Ojos abiertos, piernas cerradas." Eyes open, legs closed. That's as far as the birds and the bees talk has gone. And I don't mind it. I don't necessarily agree with that whole wait until you're married crap, though. I mean, this is America and the 21st century; not Mexico one hundred years ago. But, of course, I can't tell my mom that because she will think I'm bad. Or worse: trying to be White.
Isabel Quintero is an award-winning writer from the Inland Empire of Southern California. She is also the daughter of Mexican immigrants. In addition to Gabi, A Girl in Pieces, she has also written a chapter book series for young readers, Ugly Cat and Pablo (Scholastic, Inc.), a non-fiction YA graphic biography, Photographic: The Life of Graciela Iturbide (Getty Publications, 2018), which received the Boston Globe Horn Book Award, and most recently, a picture book, My Papi Has a Motorcycle (Kokila, 2019). Isabel also writes poetry and essays. Her work can be found in The Normal School, Huizache, The Acentos Review, As/Us Journal, The James Franco Review, and other publications.
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Isabel Quintero was added to my favorite authors list, after reading Gabi, a Girl in Pieces.
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Ik wilde Gabi, a Girl in Pieces lezen, een heel interessant boek.
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Never underestimate Gabi, a Girl in Pieces, I could not put this book down. You must read this!.
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Just Got it, can’t wait to read this book soon!
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fem stjerner for Gabi, a Girl in Pieces, tak for Isabel Quintero. du er den bedste.
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Basically, I loved this book. I give the book 5/5 Stars, and this one is getting added to my All-Time Favorites list!
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rakastan tätä kirjaa. sinun pitäisi lukea tämä.
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Isabel Quintero è un grande scrittore, dovresti leggere questo.
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Before I read Gabi, a Girl in Pieces, I had read some reviews which had me wondering if this one would be something I'd like, reviews from people whose opinions I trust. It's True, so Gabi, a Girl in Pieces stayed on my "TBR Someday".
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When I started this book, I wasn't so sure how much I would enjoy it. but reading from Isabel Quintero's point of view was so refreshing.
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Ein Buchliebhaber wäre daran interessiert, dies zu lesen.
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Thank you to Isabel Quintero for my honest thoughts.
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Just downloaded this book! Many thanks
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Isabel Quintero хороший автор, вы не можете пропустить это чтение.
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Isabel Quintero es uno de los mejores autores nacidos. Gabi, a Girl in Pieces es un libro interesante.
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le livre que j'ai toujours attendu, je peux enfin le lire maintenant. merci.
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