YA Today: Fingerprints of You

Fingerprints of You
by Kristen-Paige Madonia
Hardcover, 272 pages
August 7th 2012
Published by Simon & Schuster Books For You
ISBN 1442429208 (ISBN13: 9781442429208)

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.”

LEARN MORE: http://www.kristenpaigemadonia.com

About the Author:
Kristen-Paige Madonia’s debut novel, Fingerprints of You, will be published August 2012 by Simon & Schuster and recent fiction can be found in Upstreet, New Orleans Review, American Fiction: Best Previously Unpublished Stories by Emerging Writers, and Sycamore Review. She currently lives in Charlottesville, VA where she is at work on her second novel.

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