We are so excited to announce our first book group meeting of the new school year! I absolutely LOVED this book and I can’t wait to talk about it with all of you!
Join us September 14th at Bookworks from 5:00-7:00 pm to discuss our next book. We are reading Gabi, A Girl in Pieces (14 and up) by Isabel Quintero.
Here’s a sneak peek into the book: (from Goodreads)
Gabi Hernandez chronicles her last year in high school in her diary: college applications, 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. 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.
Be sure to get entered in our drawing for a free copy of the book!! All you have to do is comment on any blog post by September 4th!
We’ll also be raffling off a copy of next month’s featured book, Lost City Radio. Join us that evening to be entered!
We hope to see you on September 14th!
4 thoughts on “Our Next Good Read. . .Gabi, A Girl in Pieces”
Eager for a new year of reading together. Found a copy at my local public library today. There are a couple more copies in the shelves fellow readers. So glad to be back in ABQ after a two year haitus.
Marilyn!! We’re so glad that you’re back in ABQ! Can’t wait to hear what you think of this one.
This was one of my favorite books last year! Gabi has such a unique voice. I’ve read it twice already and will likely read it again in the future. What a great choice for a book group.
Hi Crystal! Thanks so much for stopping by our blog. I’m looking forward to spending some time on yours! I can’t agree more about Gabi. She’s one of my favorite book characters. I’m so glad that the book has received so much critical acclaim. Hopefully that will help get it in more classrooms and school libraries.