Library account access and other online library services (eBooks, databases, etc.) will be unavailable between 8 PM and midnight on Saturday, February 23.

Gabi, a girl in pieces

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions

Named to Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2014

Named to School 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 journal Tin Cannon . Gabi is her debut novel.

Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Reading Level:
Level 5.3, 10 Points
Lexile measure:
HL: High-Low 820L
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID e0501fb9-7b62-5774-db8c-87f3d32aae56
Grouping Title gabi a girl in pieces
Grouping Author quintero isabel
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-02-20 22:46:08PM
Last Indexed 2019-02-21 00:04:45AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level UG
accelerated_reader_point_value 10
accelerated_reader_reading_level 5.3
author Quintero, Isabel,
author_display Quintero, Isabel
available_at_catalog Southeast
collection_catalog Fiction
detailed_location_catalog Hadley Park - Teen Fiction, Southeast - Teen Fiction
display_description Sixteen-year-old Gabi Hernandez chronicles her senior year in high school as she copes with her friend Cindy's pregnancy, friend Sebastian's coming out, her father's meth habit, her own cravings for food and cute boys, and especially, the poetry that helps forge her identity.
format_catalog Book, eAudiobook, eBook
format_category_catalog Audio Books, Books, eBook
id e0501fb9-7b62-5774-db8c-87f3d32aae56
isbn 9781101917046, 9781935955948, 9781935955955, 9781935955962
item_details ils:CARL0000449009|35192046585711|Hadley Park - Teen Fiction|YA Fiction Quinter|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||HP||, ils:CARL0000449009|35192046585752|Southeast - Teen Fiction|YA Fiction Quinter|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||SE||, ils:CARL0000449009|A01990610|East Nashville Magnet High - Teen Fiction|F QUI|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||63290||, ils:CARL0000449009|A02071749|Maplewood High - Teen Fiction|F QUI|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||6E550||, ils:CARL0000449009|A02120892|Overton High - Teen Fiction|F QUI|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||6F615||, ils:CARL0000449009|B00741849|Cameron College Prep - Teen Fiction|F QUI|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||71181||, ils:CARL0000449009|B00741940|Nashville School of the Arts - Teen Fiction|F QUI|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||62242||, ils:CARL0000449009|B00770816|Nashville School of the Arts - Teen Fiction|F QUI|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||62242||, ils:CARL0000449009|FF00085881|Antioch High - Teen Fiction|F QUI|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||60110||, ils:CARL0000449009|FF00150312|J.T. Moore Middle - Teen Fiction|F Qui|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||4O563||, ils:CARL0000449009|QQ00299037|Whites Creek High - Teen Fiction|F Qui|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||6I787||, ils:CARL0000449009|TT00007371|McGavock High - Teen Fiction|F QUI|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||6D532||, ils:CARL0000449009|TT00007533|Pearl-Cohn High - Teen Fiction|F G QUI|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||6G632||, overdrive:45b0597e-8db0-4924-8949-0874c2b36b1c|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Available Online||||, overdrive:5bb4d92f-ce11-452c-874e-3f7cbd8c668d|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Available Online||||
itype_catalog , Book
last_indexed 2019-02-21T06:04:45.677Z
lexile_code HL: High-Low
lexile_score 820
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog YA Fiction Quinter
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Hadley Park, Southeast
primary_isbn 9781935955955
publishDate 2014
record_details ils:CARL0000449009|Book|Books|First edition.|English|Cinco Puntos Press,|[2014]|284 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm., overdrive:45b0597e-8db0-4924-8949-0874c2b36b1c|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group|2014|, overdrive:5bb4d92f-ce11-452c-874e-3f7cbd8c668d|eBook|eBook||English|Cinco Puntos Press|2014|
recordtype grouped_work
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:45b0597e-8db0-4924-8949-0874c2b36b1c -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
overdrive:5bb4d92f-ce11-452c-874e-3f7cbd8c668d -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000449009 35192046585752 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000449009 35192046585711 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
subject_facet Family problems -- Fiction, Gays -- Fiction, High schools -- Fiction, Mexican Americans -- Fiction, Pregnancy -- Fiction, Schools -- Fiction
title_display Gabi, a girl in pieces
title_full Gabi, a Girl in Pieces, Gabi, a girl in pieces / by Isabel Quintero
title_short Gabi, a girl in pieces
topic_facet Family problems, Gays, High schools, Mexican Americans, Pregnancy, Romance, Schools, Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Literature