10/2/15 ** An absolutely fascinating book, with so many important ideas. The book is a series of journal entries written in verse during Gabi's senior year. She explores her father's meth addiction, the coming out of a good friend, another friend's pregnancy, and her wishes about her boyfriend. Throughout the book she also strives to reconcile her notions of being a young American woman with her mother's ideas of how young Latina women should behave.
Gabi's snark and humor made me laugh and cry; her use of Spanish pushed my own ability to "read between the lines," and I felt as if I had made a new friend.