05 July, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: The Gallery of Unfinished Girls by Lauren Karcz

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine. Today we are waiting for The Gallery of Unfinished Girls by Lauren Karcz!

Here we have a new LGBTQ novel with added extras of art, comedy, and drama.

Publication date: July 25th, 2017
Publisher: Harper Teen

Mercedes Moreno is an artist. At least, she thinks she could be, even though she hasn't been able to paint anything worthwhile since her award-winning piece Food Poisoning #1 last year.

Her lack of inspiration might be because her abuela is lying comatose in faraway Puerto Rico after suffering a stroke. Or the fact that Mercedes is in love with her best friend, Victoria, but is too afraid to admit her true feelings.

Despite Mercedes’s creative block, art starts to show up in unexpected ways. A piano appears on her front lawn one morning, and a mysterious new neighbor invites Mercedes to paint with her at the Red Mangrove Estate.

At the Estate, Mercedes can create in ways she never has before. She can share her deepest secrets and feel safe. But Mercedes can't take anything out of the Estate, including her new-found clarity. As her life continues to crumble around her, the Estate offers more solace than she could hope for. But Mercedes can’t live both lives forever, and ultimately she must choose between this perfect world of art and truth and a much messier reality.

Contemporary books... my struggle. Sometimes I love them and sometimes I hate them. It's not my super favorite genre but there are definitely books in that category that I love so we'll see how this one goes! Have you heard of this book? Is it something you would read?

Are you excited about The Gallery of Unfinished Girls?


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