Written in the form of a diary, Gabi, a Girl in Pieces, tells the story of Gabi Hernandez and her last year of high school.
In her diary, Gabi describes...
- Family -- her parents never married, and her father is a meth-addict
- Friends -- Sebastian has been kicked out of his parents' house after coming out and Cindy is pregnan
- Crushes (there's a bit of a love triangle here)
- College applications
This debut novel perfectly portrays Gabi's coming-of-age; her voice is so real that at times, I forgot I was reading fiction. (Also, the author works is a library technician!)