Fingerprints of You
by Kristen-Paige Madonia
4.5- Steak and Potatoes with a Chocolate Dessert. Absolutely Fabulous.
What Did I Think?
Oh, Lemon. You wonderful girl. I loved your story so much!
Lemon is the main character in Fingerprints of You by Kristen-Paige Madonia. She is a 17 year old girl who has lived a somewhat disjointed life with Stella, her mother, moving her around her whole life. I felt really connected to Lemon. My mom was not really much like Stella but I did move around a lot and I had the same situations she did with making friends and then moving away to try and make new friends. More than that though, she is a girl really struggling to find her place in the world. She seems to want to grow up too fast and interestingly I think that is connected to how she feels unsure about her past.
I really got a great sense of all the characters in the story and I loved that. My favorite thing about Stella is how she picks a color for every month and her art and everything she wears/does are reflected by her color choice at the time. I guess this is what you might call a "coming of age" story but I think it is more than that. It lies somewhere between YA and Adult just like Lemon herself.
BOTTOM LINE:I loved this book and I can't wait to read more by Kristen-Paige Madonia!
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Source: Copy from the author for review