Today is my stop on the Death, Dickinson, & the Demented Life of Frenchie Garcia. I enjoyed this book a lot and I am happy to be participating in this tour. On my stop there is a spotlight, review, and giveaway.
Jenny Torres Sanchez lives in Florida with her husband and children where she currently writes full time. Before her debut novel The Downside of Being Charlie she taught high school for several years, where she credits her eclectic students for inspiring her to write young adult novels.
Frenchie Garcia can’t come to grips with the death of Andy Cooper. Her friends didn’t know she had a crush him. And they don’t know she was the last person with him before he committed suicide. But Frenchie’s biggest concern is how she blindly helped him die that night.
Frenchie’s already insane obsession with death and Emily Dickinson won’t help her understand the role she played during Andy’s “one night of adventure.” But when she meets Colin, she may have found the perfect opportunity to recreate that night. While exploring the emotional depth of loss and transition to adulthood, Sanchez’s sharp humor and clever observations bring forth a richly developed voice.
Jenny has a way with writing about heart breaking things that will pull you in and take you on the emotional ride along with the characters.
Frenchie is obsessed with death but with living right by a cemetery and seeing funerals all the time it isn’t surprising. But death hits close when a boy named Andy she has been in love with for four years dies at such a young age. After a night of adventure that Andy and Frenchie have she wakes up the next morning to find out he is dead. Nobody knows she was with Andy the night before so they don’t understand why she has changed. But a chance encounter with Colin has Frenchie being able to re-live that night and see what she missed and help her heal from the pain of Andy’s death.
I had no idea what I was getting into when I started this book. But I am so glad I read it. Jenny has a way with taking you on the ride with her characters and feeling everything they do. I can’t remember ever feeling so much for a character as I did with Frenchie. She was so depressed and almost broken after the death of Andy. Going on this emotional ride with her as she fought her way out of her depression and finding a way to get the closure she needs was draining but I am so glad I did it. 4/5 Bloody Fangs
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