Gabi, A Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero

Available At: Aspen Valley, Liberty

Categories: Cursing, Drug Abuse, LGBTQ+, Racism, Sexual, Violence, Whiteness

Description: Gabi Hernandez chronicles her crushes, tensions with her Mexican American family, and the struggles she and her friends experience during her last year of high school.

YA Label?: No

Notes: This book contains Sexual activities including rape; sexual nudity; sexuality profanity; drug and alcohol abuse; inflammatory racial commentary; and gender ideologies.

Violations (Miller Test [MT] & Colorado Obscenity Test [CD])

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Page 7: “…I don’t necessarily agree with that whole wait-until-you’re-married crap though. I mean, this is America and the twenty-first century, not Mexico one hundred years ago. But, of course, I can’t tell my mom that because she’ll think I’m bad. Or worse: trying to be white.”

Page 12: “…CINDY: I saw…IT. …You know, a boy’s It? …Because you can’t mean penis. You can’t mean THAT.”

Page 15: “Well, Gabi, I know this isn’t for you. No one would be fucking your fat ass.”

Page 21: “But now that she opened her legs and had a good time, the one who is going to have to deal with everything is her mom.”

Page 38: “They always think I’m White, and it bugs the shit out of me. Not because I hate White people, but because I have to go into a history lesson every time someone questions my Mexicanness.”

Page 74: “Maybe she hoped we’d show him our mighty vaginas and fuck the gay out of him.”