Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Death, Dickinson, and the Demented Life of Frenchie Garcia, by Jenny Torres Sanchez




Overview

It is the summer after Frenchie Garcia’s senior year, and she can't come to grips with the death of Andy Cooper. Her friends don’t know that she had a secret crush on her classmate, and they especially don’t know that she was with Andy right before he committed suicide. The only person who does know is Frenchie's imaginary pal Em (a.k.a. Emily Dickinson), who she hangs out with at the cemetery down the street.
When Frenchie’s guilt and confusion come to a head, she decides there is only one way to truly figure out why Andy chose to be with her during his last hours. While exploring the emotional depth of loss and transition to adulthood, Sanchez’s sharp humor and clever observations bring forth a richly developed voice.

Loved this book to pieces! Can relate. A definite fast read! Enjoy!

ISBN-13: 9780762446803
  • Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/28/2013
  • Pages: 272
  • Age range: 13 - 17 Years
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  • Paperback: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Ember; Reprint edition (September 23, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0440239443
  • ISBN-13: 978-0440239444

  • Funny read. There is sex mentioned in the book, just be aware of that if you are letting your children read this. :)
    Overall, good book.

    Summary:
    Dominique, a high-achieving student at an all-girl high school, meets Wes, a track star at the local public high school. Her best friend Amy encourages Dom to pursue him. They slowly develop a relationship, the first physical one for both. Eventually, hot and heavy, they find secret ways to be alone and explore first sexual encounters. Promising always to be together, they attend different colleges in different states and attempt to maintain their close relationship through email, phone calls, and visits back home. But is it possible?