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Young Adult Novels of Margie Gelbwasser

Updated on July 28, 2017
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Lena Kovadlo is a writer for various content sharing websites. She's an author of 10 books, and helps other authors publish their books.

Young adult novels by Margie Gelbwasser - Incovenient, Pieces of Us
Young adult novels by Margie Gelbwasser - Incovenient, Pieces of Us

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.

Brief Summary:

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?


Paperback version of Inconvenient by Margie Gelbwasser. A Must-Read!


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.

Brief Summary:

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...

Pieces of Us
Pieces of Us

Paperback version of Pieces of Us by Margie Gelbwasser. A Must-Read!


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.


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      Lena Kovadlo 

      5 years ago from Staten Island, NY

      Marsha Musselman1 - Thank you. I got the idea to use dividers from another hubber. I edited all my hubs and inserted the divider images into all of them. It was a lot of work because I have over 180 hubs. I use this yellow one for all my hubs except for the cooking ones. The cooking hubs have a divider of their own - a plate and knife and fork....

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      Marsha Musselman 

      5 years ago from Michigan, USA

      Thanks for the information, I'll have to play around with that in Word. It looks very nice what you do in presenting your hubs. Very professional.

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      Lena Kovadlo 

      5 years ago from Staten Island, NY

      Marsha Musselman1 - Thank you so much for the feedback. I like writing book reviews, especially for my fellow friend authors. If my reviews can somehow generate interest in their books and maybe even result in book sales that would be a great thing. Authors should support each other in any way they can.

      The way that I did that divider is I went to MS Word, inserted an image from their selection of shapes and then edited that shape by changing the color of the shape and the way the shape looked... I kept the background of the shape white so it blends in with the background of HubPages. Then I copied that image into Paint and saved it as a jpeg file and uploaded it to HubPages.

      Whenever I create a hub I just insert an image capsule in between the text capsules or other capsules if needed and insert that image in each of them. Hope this helps...

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      Marsha Musselman 

      5 years ago from Michigan, USA

      Lovely Hub. I found another hubber here that used color to separate her sections. I'm interested in finding out how this is done, can you point me in the right direction?

      You also did an excellent job in showcasing these books and providing reviews. I've done reviews on my blog but haven't done any in hubs as yet; this is inspiring. I'll have to begin to share about books I read and enjoy.

      Voting up, beautiful and pinning.

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      Lena Kovadlo 

      6 years ago from Staten Island, NY

      Thanks Nicola! I thought you would love these books so glad it was the case.

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      Nicola Ward 

      6 years ago

      I too have read and own these books, they are excellent, I couldn't put them down. I would recommend them also.

    • lovebuglena profile imageAUTHOR

      Lena Kovadlo 

      6 years ago from Staten Island, NY

      You are welcome Regis. I love Margie's book. She is also "Russian" by the way.

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      6 years ago from BC, Canada

      Thank you for sharing this informative review of this author's works, Lena.


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