The Friday 56, #78: Death, Dickinson, and the Demented Life of Frenchie Garcia

The Friday 56The Friday 56 is a weekly blog meme hosted by Freda’s Voice. Join us every Friday and share an excerpt from a book you’re been reading.


*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
*Find any sentence (or a few, just don’t spoil it) that grab you.
*Post it.
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**Be sure to leave a link to your Friday 56 post in the comments!**

       “Then a priest appears, which doesn’t make any sense because I’m not even Catholic, and a disco ball keeps twirling high above that reflects red and gold lights everywhere. I try to tell everyone I’m not dead, but my lips feel sewn shut and my arms and legs are stiff and heavy and impossible to move. And even though my eyes are wide open, they start throwing dirt on top of me.”

I cannot praise this Jenny Torres Sanchez’s Death, Dickinson, and the Demented Life of Frenchie Garcia enough. The story revolves around a girl struggling with the suicide of a classmate and her fixation on death. Read it, especially if you’re a fan of Emily Dickinson.

From my review:

“Frenchie Garcia is stuck in a rut. With graduation in the rear-view mirror, it’s time for Frenchie to figure out her future. The problem is, she can’t seem to find the motivation. Ever since her classmate Andy Cooper died, Frenchie’s thoughts have revolved more and more around death. What no one knows is that Andy spent his last night with Frenchie and what she thought was the beginning of something ended up being his final goodbye to the world. Now Frenchie must find a way to accept what happened if she has a chance of moving on.” You can read my full review here.


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