Very in Pieces
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Very in Pieces

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In this coming-of-age novel perfect for fans of Susane Colasanti and Jandy Nelson, a straight-A student in a family of free-spirited artists must face the hard truths about those she loves most. Very Sayles-Woodruff could find the value of x with her eyes closed . . . but interpreting her mother's renowned paintings or her famous grandmother's poems don't come as easily. Even her younger sister, Ramona, has the same artistic leanings as the rest of their family. Very has always been the dependable, responsible one--until her grandmother becomes terminally ill, causing all of the pieces of Very's once-structured life to come crashing down. Now she's cast aside her steady boyfriend and started an unexpected fling with Dominic, a rebellious art student with a bad reputation. Things at home have also taken a turn. Very's mother drinks all day, her father is never around, and Ramona is constantly skipping school. And that's when the sculpture appears. Out of nowhere, a bottle cap design starts climbing up the stucco walls of the Sayles-Woodruff house, mysteriously growing by the day. With her grandmother nearing death and things heating up with Dominic, Very also has to confront the fact that the person behind the sculpture is struggling more than she could have imagined.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 374 pages
  • 145 x 213 x 36mm | 454g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0062348396
  • 9780062348395
  • 1,940,807

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Very s conflicted emotions will resonate with readers. A[n] introspective novel for fans of Sarah Dessen and Jandy Nelson. --Booklist Online"show more

Back cover copy

Very Sayles-Woodruff is done being a good girl. Done being the only responsible one in a family that's unraveling. Done being the obliging girlfriend in a relationship that's sinking. Done saying no to what she wants--like Dominic, her rebellious classmate. With her mom's drinking, her dad's extended absences from home, and her younger sister, Ramona, running wild, the path Very has always seen for herself doesn't seem to matter anymore. At the same time, Very's grandmother, a poet known less for her work and more for her exploits with the likes of Andy Warhol and Arthur Miller, is slipping away. If everything else can fall to pieces, why can't she?show more

Rating details

181 ratings
3.54 out of 5 stars
5 20% (36)
4 29% (53)
3 38% (69)
2 10% (19)
1 2% (4)
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