Today we are thrilled to kick off a week-long feature on one of this year’s truly stunning debut novels, Fingerprints of You by Kristen-Paige Madonia. Even YA superstar Judy Blume has been singing the praises of this novel:
Kristen-Paige Madonia is a remarkable young novelist. Her writing is luminous, her voice original, and the journey she takes us on, compelling. From the first page she pulls the reader into a world of authentic characters we’ve never met before, characters living real and complicated lives, and she doesn’t let go. Sure to appeal to both teens and adults who will want to read it again, just as I did. What a thrill to discover this talented writer.
But don’t just take our word for it — or Judy Blume’s word for it. Read Fingerprints of You for yourself! It’s in stores now, and before we dive into all of this week’s features, here is the official synopsis:
Lemon grew up with Stella, a single mom who wasn’t exactly maternal. Stella always had a drink in her hand and a new boyfriend every few months, and when things got out of hand, she would whisk Lemon off to a new town for a fresh beginning. Now, just as they are moving yet again, Lemon discovers that she is pregnant from a reckless encounter—with a guy Stella had been flirting with.
On the verge of revisiting her mother’s mistakes, Lemon struggles to cope with the idea of herself as a young unmarried mother, as well as the fact that she’s never met her own father. Determined to have at least one big adventure before she has the baby, Lemon sets off on a cross-country road trip, intending not only to meet her father, but to figure out who she wants to be.
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