My Favorite Quotes From… Gabi, A Girl in Pieces

Gabi, A Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero

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Originally published: August 18, 2014

“The addict is an insatiable beast. He or she is no longer the person they were before that first high.”

“But it came out hurried and hot and by the end my tongue was on fire.”

“She looked so sad that I wanted to turn away.”

“What the book didn’t explain was how cramps would make you want to roll around on the floor. Or that you would get chills so bad that you’d wish you could sleep in the sun. Or how pads feel like diapers that you are always worried are leaking all over the place or how tampons are much more complicated than they appear, but that’s okay because if your mom catches you with one, she’ll probably make you burn it and them and make a rosary for your slutty soul. Or that not all boobs are created equal, no matter how many times you pump your arms together. Or that bodies are all different. Very different. Yes, that book left a lot of things out.”

“Why is life so complicated? Why can’t we kiss who we like when we like? Why are there so many rules?

“Sometimes, everything seems like a movie to me. Like we are somehow detached from a reality that happens outside of our city limits.”

“This is the thing with me: as soon as I start thinking about something, I can’t let it go. It’s exhausting.”

“People are who they are no matter how much you want them to be somebody else, Gabi. And we have two choices: love and accept them with all their faults or not.”

“He makes her happy and helps her see that she is stronger than she thought she was. It’s not that he makes her stronger, but he definitely helps her see that she has been strong all along.”


Synopsis:

“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.”

(Via OverDrive)

Genre:

Young Adult, Fiction, Literature

My rating: 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5/5

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2 thoughts on “My Favorite Quotes From… Gabi, A Girl in Pieces

  1. This. Sounds. Brilliant. As always, I love this type of post from you! “People are who they are no matter how much you want them to be somebody else, Gabi. And we have two choices: love and accept them with all their faults or not.” is such a true statement too x

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