"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." In this podcast episode, we have a great discussion with college freshmen at Bridgewater College about Isabel Quintero's Gabi: A Girl in Pieces. Gabi is a Latina senior in high school who is working through struggles with her family and friends such as pregnancy, drug addiction, homophobia, and gender expectations. Through her writing and her discovery of her own voice, she empowers herself to be her own hero.
Spoilers are inevitable throughout this discussion, so consider whether or not to listen if you haven't yet read the book Gabi, a Girl in Pieces!
Introduction and Summary of the Book: 0:00 - 03:49
Main Discussion: 03:50 - 36:01
J. D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye
Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series
William Shakespeare's Hamlet
Charles Dickens's Great Expectations
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