Gabi, A Girl in Pieces

Gabi, A Girl in Pieces

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Sixteen-year-old Gabi Hernandez chronicles her senior year in high school as she copes with her friend Cindy's pregnancy, friend Sebastian's coming out, her father's meth habit, her own cravings for food and cute boys, and especially, the poetry that helps forge her identity.
Publisher: El Paso, Tejas : Cinco Puntos Press, [2014]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781935955955
1935955950
9781935955948
1935955942
Branch Call Number: Fiction Quintero TEEN
Characteristics: 284 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: Girl in pieces

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"How I look is not my worth. I get to determine what I'm worth; not other people." -Isabel Quintero If you missed author Isabel Quintero at the Tucson Festival of Books, here's an excerpt from the interview that was hosted at the library's tent. And here's a review of her book, Gabi: A Girl in Pieces, by one of our staff members: I don't often laugh out loud when I'm reading, but I couldn't… (more)

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PimaLib_MaryG May 06, 2015

Gabi is very real and she knows her own mind. She deals with a lot of issues—a drug addict father that she loves anyway, her own quest for love and sex, and getting ready to be the first in her family to attend college.

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PimaLib_JaneD Mar 11, 2015

Meet the author, Isabel Quintero, at the Festival of Books on Saturday, March 14 at 2:30 p.m. in Education 353.

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Ilantha
Sep 29, 2019

I absolutely loved this book! Had me cracking up laughing, yet it was still poignant and deep. A favorite!!!

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mclarjh
May 11, 2017

I didn't find much insight into Mexican-American culture here. Mediocre writing.

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Moncor
Feb 27, 2017

A realistic voice, but Gabi got on my nerves more than anything else.

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bibliokrisp
May 19, 2015

Well, clearly I like this one, since I gave it 4.5 stars. This is a teen title for older teens and adults. Gabi has a lot on her plate--college applications, a troubled homelife, a pesky younger brother, dating, as well as just trying to accept herself and grab hold of her power and independence. Gabi's voice is strong and funny, so very easy to empathize with her and root for her.

PimaLib_MaryG May 06, 2015

Gabi is very real and she knows her own mind. She deals with a lot of issues—a drug addict father that she loves anyway, her own quest for love and sex, and getting ready to be the first in her family to attend college.

LMcShaneCLE Apr 28, 2015

Hilarious -preface says it all: "for all the gorditas, flaquitas, and in-between girls trying to make their space in the world."

PimaLib_JaneD Mar 11, 2015

Meet the author, Isabel Quintero, at the Festival of Books on Saturday, March 14 at 2:30 p.m. in Education 353.

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salsabrarian
Feb 23, 2015

The themes and Gabi's blistering honesty will resonate with teen girls everywhere; ultimately, I like to think of this as the "Catcher in the Rye" for young Latinas. Bold and game-changing!

madison382 Feb 07, 2015

Really enjoyed this novel, refreshing insight into the mind of a young out spoken girl, who things that she is flawed because she does not fit the stereo type of what a young good girl should look like, or should do to prove that she is a good girl. Even though she is Mexican, she is every young girl because most of her angst is the same for most teenaged girl

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BUNBUN1978
Feb 05, 2015

this book was wonderful sad at times but all so laugh out loud funny.

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Sep 02, 2016

"Maybe this was the reason I hadn't lost weight. God had a plan for me all along! And that plan was to overpower one of the hottest guys in school and slap the s**t out of him raping my best friend..."(261)

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