Monday, October 29

Review ~ Fingerprints of You

 

Fingerprints of You
by Kristen-Paige Madonia


4.5- Steak and Potatoes with a Chocolate Dessert. Absolutely Fabulous.

Fingerprints

 

 

 

Synopsis:  (From Good Reads)

Lemon grew up with Stella, a single mom who wasn’t exactly maternal. Stella always had a drink in her hand and a new boyfriend every few months, and when things got out of hand, she would whisk Lemon off to a new town for a fresh beginning. Now, just as they are moving yet again, Lemon discovers that she is pregnant from a reckless encounter—with a guy Stella had been flirting with.

On the verge of revisiting her mother’s mistakes, Lemon struggles to cope with the idea of herself as a young unmarried mother, as well as the fact that she’s never met her own father. Determined to have at least one big adventure before she has the baby, Lemon sets off on a cross-country road trip, intending not only to meet her father, but to figure out who she wants to be.

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!

 

Buy it Now: (Clicking the cover below takes you to Amazon)


 

Source: Copy from the author for review

1 comment:

  1. Oh! I loved this one too! It's definitely one of my favorites of this year.

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