Gabi, a Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
As Gabi Hernandez chronicles her senior year of high school, readers see a lot of what they'd expect: college applications, teen crushes, family fights, anxiety, and friendship drama. But Gabi doesn't hold back as her life seemingly implodes around her. Her best friend, Cindy, gets pregnant; her other best friend, Sebastian, finally comes out (even though Gabi has known he was gay forever); her meth addict dad cycles in and out of her life; she gets a boyfriend and realizes that romance isn't all it's cracked up to be (or is it??); her mom gets pregnant (WHAAAT???); she eats...and eats...and eats, which doesn't help when it's clear that fat girls don't have as much fun as the rest of the world. And this is just the tip of the iceber. But through it all, Gabi relies on her love for poetry to help her find her voice and realizes that she is so much more than a girl in pieces - she's funny, loyal, and fierce!!
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