A Novel

Book - 2017 | First U.S. edition.
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"Frankie Vega is angry. Just ask the guy whose nose she broke. Or the cop investigating the burglary she witnessed, or her cheating ex-boyfriend, or her aunt who's tired of giving second chances. When a kid shows up claiming to be Frankie's half brother, it opens the door to a past she doesn't want to remember. And when that kid goes missing, the only person willing to help is a boy with stupidly blue eyes, a criminal record, and secrets of his own. Frankie's search for the truth could change her life, or cost her everything"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Flatiron Books, [2017]
Edition: First U.S. edition.
ISBN: 9781250142993
Characteristics: 340 pages ; 22 cm


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May 26, 2019

The action in this book was very intriguing and kept me reading. I very much loved the main character, Frankie. The moment you read the first few pages, you immediately see her world through the ink and pages. It is as if you have just become friends with her and know all her secrets. Frankie goes through challenges and obstacles and risks her life. She goes through these situations like it’s the last thing she is willing to do. The author describes Frankie as a trouble teenager but frankly she is more than a teenager. Franking is strong, determined and she pays for her mistakes. This book is dark and has emotional roller coaster rides and is able to grab you into the storyline. It is also full of sense of humour mysteries. If you are into mystery and suspenseful novels, Frankie is right for you. I strongly rate this a 9 out of 10 stars and recommend this novel. @YoumnaLovesBooks of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

"The coming of age story was both humorous and relatable. The story contained everything a young adult book needs, a little action, a lot of drama, a sarcastic joke or two, a relatable main character, and of course an attractive romance. I'd have to say one of the better aspects, that may at first be underappreciated, was getting a bit of insight to the "school bully" character. Plozza's interpretation of the teenage mind is impeccable and entertaining. The level of teenage angst was top notch. I enjoyed falling in with Frankie as she grew emotionally and that she, as any teenager, managed to have at least half-figured out her life. I found myself thinking about why I hold onto any anger that I do, but then I remembered, I'm 17 and I'm allowed to be angsty at least until I graduate. Frankie, in a bit of an exaggerated way, represented candidly what many of us teenagers are like behind all the false pretenses. We are really just a bunch of mini adults that are angry, sad, and scared. We take life instant for instant and try to find people that understand what we are going though. I think that this is a book that every high schooler should read. Frankly, pun intended, parents ought to read this as well." - Emmaline


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