Search
Buy BooksSell Books
Filter Results by
Binding
Subject
Students attending CSBE Partner Schools: click here for preferred pricing on your school’s custom bookstore. Hide
Teachers & School Administrators: click here for wholesale pricing and book room management tools. Hide
Ships to Canada and
the United States
Gabi, A Girl In Pieces

cat #: 917919
ISBN 10: 1-935955-95-0
ISBN 13: 978-1-935955-95-5
Year: 2014
Good: $4.99 Buy
Sell Mine Make us an offer
Book Summary

Named toKirkus Reviews Best Books of 2014

Named toSchool Library Journal Best Books of 2014

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, everytime 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.

Isabel Quintero is a library technician in the Inland Empire. She is also the events coordinator for Orange Monkey and helps edit the poetry journalTin Cannon.Gabi is her debut novel.


CSBE Partner Schools
School / District Pricing

Terms & Conditions
Shipping
Used Books
Returns Policy

Legal
Privacy Policy
Tel: 800-335-5043 (toll free)
905-828-7200 (local)
Email: inetsales@csbe.net
Address: View Map
3300 Ridgeway Drive, Unit 5
Mississauga, Ontario
L5L 5Z9

© 2000-2017 Canadian School Book Exchange All rights reserved.