Gabi, A Girl in Pieces

Gabi, A Girl in Pieces

Paperback - 2014
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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, father's meth habit, cravings for food and cute boys, and especially, the poetry that helps forge her identity.
Publisher: El Paso, Texas : Cinco Puntos Press, [2014]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781935955948
Characteristics: 284 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm


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May 2015

Latina poet Gabi Hernandez chronicles her senior year in high school as she copes with her friends' personal lives, her father's meth habit and the writing that helps her forge her identity.

mawls Oct 20, 2014

Gabi's dealing with her pregnant friend, her meth addicted dad, her many crushes and all during her senior year of high school. Her authentic, realistic, relatable and relevant voice shine in this diary formatted novel. If you are in high school, read this! It's for everyone.

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Nov 02, 2020

This uplifting, affirming book told in diary format is a sneak peek into Gabi Hernandez' senior year in high school. Gabi has aspirations and fears, struggles with positive body image and wants to belong like any teenager, but not every teen's father is a meth addict who rarely comes home. She gets creative working on a zine for school, tests the dating waters and prepares for college, all while discovering what it really means to be a good friend. The wild emotional oscillations in Gabi's diary entries are spot on and feel so authentic, reminding me of silly things I wrote in my own diary as a tween/teen.

Sep 29, 2019

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

May 11, 2017

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

Feb 27, 2017

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

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.

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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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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