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Gabi, A Girl in Pieces
by Isabel Quintero

Gabi’s life is super messy.  Her dad’s a meth head, her aunt is crazy religious (and possibly, a reformed witch), her mom keeps telling her not to be a “bad girl,” her best friend (Cindy) pregnant, and her other best friend (Sebastian) just came out of the closet and got kicked out of his house in the process.  Gabi is fat, smart, and funny, and so much fun to spend time with.  This book is Gabi’s diary of her senior year, in which she gets a boyfriend (and a first kiss), gets into college, eats lots of fantastic Mexican food, writes and illustrates her own zine (which you can see on the cover) and obsesses about beef jerky.  It may sound simple, but with the messiness of Gabi’s life, nothing goes down smoothly.  A sassy, funny, weepy, open-hearted read.

Amy T.
May 21, 2015
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