Gabi, a girl in pieces / Isabel Quintero.
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- ISBN: 9781935955962 (electronic bk)
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- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2014.
July 24My 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...
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Text Difficulty 4
UG/Upper grades (9th-12)
5.3 ATOS Level
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|Subject:||Young Adult Fiction.
Young Adult Literature.