Young Adult Novels of Margie Gelbwasser
Young adult novels of Margie Gelbwasswer - Inconvenient, Pieces of Us
Margie Gelbwasser is a young adult fiction writer. She has published two novels to-date - Inconvenient and Pieces of Us. Both of these novels showcase just how talented Margie is as a storyteller.
Margie is able to create "real" characters that you will feel for, connect with, and believe. She is able to weave a story that is interesting, moving, and never leaves you feeling empty. You will never give out a yawn, never want to put the books down, and in the end will be left with much to think about.
Having read both of these books (which I proudly own) I can say that they are a must-read!!! Check them out today...!
Incovenient - Young Adult novel by Margie Gelbwasser
Inconvenient by Margie Gelbwasser was released in 2010 by Flux.
Fifteen-year-old Alyssa Bondar comes from a Russian-Jewish culture where a few drinks are part of the tradition. Her mom's midday cocktails turn into an alcohol problem and Alyssa is the only one who notices that it's going on. She is the only one who seems to care too since her dad is too wrapped up in the news to notice the problem and denies that anything is wrong. The drinking problem becomes serious and it seems to drag Alyssa down too.
On top of that her best friend Lana only cares about being popular even if that means trashing their Russian-Jewish heritage.
To add to all that drama decides to take up running and meets new guy (Keith) comes at one of the cross-country meets. She is interested in Keith but is he interested in her in the same way?
Who will be there for Alyssa when everything starts crumbling down? Who will be there to catch her if she falls?
Pieces of Us - Young Adult novel by Margie Gelbwasser
Pieces of Us by Margie Gelbwasser was released in 2012 by Flux and is told in four points of view - one of them written in second person.
Alex is angry at his parents. His father killed himself and Alex blames his mother for what happened. Alex is also angry at all the girls who give it up too easy.
Alex's younger brother Kyle is angry at his abusive brother and at their mother who just doesn't seem to care.
Katie holds a secret that no one knows about that changed her life and acts like she is Ms. Perfect in an attempt to cover it up.
Her younger sister Julie sees Katie only as everything she’s not. To make things worse their mother rubs that into her face on a regular basis.
Every summer these four teens' lives are intertwined when they meet up at the lakeside community in upstate New York to escape their turbulent lives. There they can be whoever they want to be and their secrets remain hidden. But when Katie's secret gets out in the open the lives of these four teens are turned upside down and may be torn to pieces...
A Little About Margie Gelbwasser
I am looking forward for more novels by this talented story-teller. I know that she will not disappoint!!!
Margie is originally from Minsk, Belarus (the same city/country where I was born). She has a BA in English and Secondary Education and an MA in English with a writing concentration.
After moving to America Margie first began her new life in Brooklyn, NY but later moved to the state of New Jersey, where she now resides. Besides being an author she also teaches literature and other English classes.