Finding Yvonne by Brandy Colbert has an expected publication date of August 2018 by Little, Brown Books and is a young adult contemporary fiction novel. Since she was seven years old, Yvonne has had her trusted violin to keep her company, especially in those lonely days after her mother walked out on their family. But with graduation just around the corner, she is forced to face the hard truth that she just might not be good enough to attend a conservatory after high school.
Full of doubt about her future, and increasingly frustrated by her strained relationship with her successful but emotionally closed-off father, Yvonne meets a street musician and fellow violinist who understands her struggle. He’s mysterious, charming, and different from Warren, the familiar and reliable boy who has her heart. But when Yvonne becomes unexpectedly pregnant, she has to make the most difficult decision yet about her future.
About the author: Brandy Colbert was born and raised in Springfield, Missouri. Her debut novel, Pointe, won the 2014 Cybils Award for young adult fiction and was named a best book of 2014 by Publishers Weekly, BuzzFeed, Book Riot, and more. She was chosen as a Publishers Weekly Flying Start for spring 2014. She is also the author of Little & Lion, which was a Junior Library Guild and a Book of the Month Club selection, and Finding Yvonne. Brandy lives in Los Angeles and works as a copy editor. brandycolbert.com
My thoughts: Finding Yvonne is an intriguing read about Yvonne, a feminist, as she navigates her family life, sex life, and reproductive choices. A story about coming of age and life lessons. This refreshing lovely read is relatable and realistic. Colbert writes in such a way that makes you feel as if you know the characters like they are family. The drama surrounding the story and choices that Yvonne makes is vividly realistic. Finding Yvonne is definitely worth reading if you enjoy contemporary young adult. ** I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.**