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Finding Yvonne
Finding Yvonne | Brandy Colbert
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For fans of Nicola Yoon and Nina LaCour comes a striking novel about difficult choices from acclaimed author Brandy Colbert. 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. From the author of Pointe and Little & Lion, comes another heartfelt novel about the twists and turns that can show up on a path meant only for you.
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alisonrose
Finding Yvonne | Brandy Colbert
Mehso-so

Bit tough to sum up, some of it worked really well for me and some left me frustrated. Yvonne felt very real and I came to care about her, and I really liked the relationship dynamic with her father. The story tackles some difficult topics and mostly handles them well. But some of the messages were pretty heavy-handed, even if I did generally agree. And while I agree that slut-shaming is BS, I loathe cheating, and didn‘t like her excuses. 3/5 ⭐️

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alisonrose
Finding Yvonne | Brandy Colbert

Probably half the people I know wouldn‘t talk to anyone if they couldn‘t text.

🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️

Erinreadsthebooks Correct. Please don't call my phone because there's only about four people in the world I'm answering, and that's on a good day! 😁 11mo
4thhouseontheleft 🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️ 11mo
JacqMac Me! 🙋‍♀️ 10mo
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alisonrose @Erinreadsthebooks @4thhouseontheleft @JacqMac My people 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 10mo
sprainedbrain Me! 10mo
alisonrose @sprainedbrain 👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻 10mo
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alisonrose
Finding Yvonne | Brandy Colbert
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A wonderful surprise gift from the lovely @annaverrity 💗👌🏻 #nowreading

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abbylibrarian
Finding Yvonne | Brandy Colbert
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Today and a year ago today! 😂💕📚

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abbylibrarian
Finding Yvonne | Brandy Colbert
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Howie and I are HERE for new Brandy Colbert. 🙌🏻 #yalit #weneeddiversebooks #wndb #ownvoices #howiereads

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ReadingRambo
Finding Yvonne | Brandy Colbert
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This book begins as a story about a young woman, trying to navigate her personal life a chart a path to the future. This book ends with this main character making tough choices and handling her grown folks business. I enjoyed it, but it had me stressed because it got super real, super fast. If you read it..holla at me when you hit Part 2. #yalit #blitsy #blacklitsy

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ReadingRambo
Finding Yvonne | Brandy Colbert
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I'm turned up to a 10! I won an ARC of this book and I'm so excited!! 🙌🏾📚💖
#blitsy #blacklitsy #yalit #arc

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Kelly
Finding Yvonne | Brandy Colbert
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This month in reading is especially impressive given that I moved mid-month!

Tamra Those cards would make terrific bookmarks - could leave notes about each book and leave in as a reminder. Where did you get them? 2y
ephemeralwaltz And impressive reading stats!😍 2y
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LauraBeth Wow - very impressive! 2y
Kelly @Tamra they were a gift but you can find them on Amazon or Etsy! ❤️ 2y
shgmclicious I may blatantly steal this idea because I don‘t know what to do with my cards like that and I‘m trying to find a more interesting way to keep on top of my reading stats. Love Tamra‘s idea too! 2y
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Kelly
Finding Yvonne | Brandy Colbert
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What a fantastic read about growing up and finding the right path for you. I love Colbert's writing so much. Put this on your TBR for August if you've loved the authors other books, love Nina LaCour, or want a story about a black girl finding a way to build a future she wants.

emilyhaldi Pretty ❄️❄️ 2y
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