Gabi, A Girl in Pieces

Gabi, A Girl in Pieces

Downloadable Audiobook - 2014
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Named to Kirkus Reviews' Best Books of 2014 July 24 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. Gabi Hernandez chronicles her last year in high school in her diary: 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.
Publisher: New York : Listening Library (Audio), 2014
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781101917046
Characteristics: 1 online resource (7 audio files) : digital
Additional Contributors: Garcia, Kyla

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Jun 16, 2016

Excellent -- the audiobook was fantastic

kirstd31 Feb 28, 2016

I really enjoyed this book. The characters are well developed. The story is heart warming and funny.

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