Finding Yvonne

Finding Yvonne

Since she was seven years old, Yvonne has had her trusted violin to keep her company, especially in those lonely days after her mother walked out on their family. But with graduation just around the corner, she is forced to face the hard truth that she just might not be good enough to attend a conservatory after high school. Full of doubt about her future, and increasingly Since she was seven years old, Yvonne has had her trusted violin to keep her company, especially in those lonely days ...

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Title:Finding Yvonne
Author:Brandy Colbert
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:0316349054
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:276 pages pages

Finding Yvonne Reviews

  • Kelly
    Oct 05, 2017
    Yvonne's been playing violin for many years, but now that her senior year is here, she's facing the reality that playing violin might not be her future. She's been fine at school, but she doesn't want to attend a school to simply attend school. Right now, she's concerned about figuring...
  • Kelly Hager
    Jul 30, 2018
    Brandy Colbert is easily one of the best authors writing today. Finding Yvonne is completely captivating and it's so relatable. The synopsis spoils the fact that Yvonne is pregnant, but we don't learn that until almost 200 pages in (my ARC is 276 pages). Obviously she has to figure ...
  • Jen Petro-Roy
    Jun 10, 2019
    Everything Brandy Colbert writes is just stellar. ...
  • Karen
    Aug 01, 2018
    4.5 stars Originally posted at For What It's Worth on 8/30/18: http://www.fwiwreviews.net/search?q=f... I had been wanting to give Colbert?s writing a try and picked up both her Stonewall Award winning book, Little & Lion (purchased) and an arc of Finding Yvonne at a signin...
  • Dahlia
    Jun 10, 2018
    God, Brandy Colbert is just so good at capturing these seemingly little things that have totally fallen through the cracks in the ways we talk about teens and putting them front and center in can't-miss books. I only barely read blurbs when the author is already an insta-buy for me, so...
  • Veronica
    Sep 09, 2018
    I wasn't sure what to expect when I picked this one up but I love Yvonne and the relationships she has. Highly recommend ...
  • Jen Ryland
    Sep 04, 2018
    Really enjoyed this! Read more of my reviews on JenRyland.com! Check out my Bookstagram! Or check out my Jen In Ten reviews on Youtube - get the lowdown on current books in 10-30 seconds! ...
  • Mariah
    Jul 04, 2018
    4.5/5 stars Finding Yvonne is an amazingly feminist and extremely enjoyable coming of age novel about a young African American woman, Yvonne, coming into her own as she navigates her family life, sex life, and reproductive choices. It is a wonderfully refreshing and surprising r...
  • Lekeisha The Booknerd
    Feb 14, 2019
    This is no Little and Lion, but still an enjoyable read. It felt a little young; not typically a YA read, but more of a MG. Maybe because I connected with Yvonne somewhat, and her indecision on everything LIFE, but those parts stood out and made it a more pleasant read. ...
  • Madalyn (Novel Ink)
    Apr 24, 2018
    Wow. This was heavy, but it was also honest and real. I?m so glad this story exists. ...
  • Kate ☀️ Olson
    Oct 24, 2018
    ? ALL THE FEELS ? . I was up and down and up and down during parts of this contemporary YA novel, but oh my goodness, the last quarter of the book just blew me away. Colbert pulls no punches in her portrayal of a lonely teen who is (rightfully) not at all apologetic about her se...
  • Christy
    Nov 13, 2018
    A solid coming of age tale! ...
  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    Feb 07, 2019
    WOW. This was an absolute roller coaster of emotions for me. I wasn't sure how I felt about it at first because I found a lot of the decisions Yvonne made to be really immature, but then my enjoyment skyrocketed when I took off my Adult? glasses and realized that all of the things sh...
  • Saniya
    Feb 13, 2019
    Trigger warnings: estranged family, slutshaming, sex, weed use and mention, alcohol, underage drinking, abortion (nothing descriptive...just conversation around the emotions of it), racist microaggressions (more in conversation than actually happening), weird love triangle that toes th...
  • Aimal (Bookshelves & Paperbacks)
    Aug 29, 2018
    Little & Lion was one of my faaaaavorite books of 2017 so I had high hopes, but I have such mixed feelings. First, I loved parts of it like the sex positivity, the main female friendship, the lack of ?neatness? in how the several plot lines unraveled (I hate neat endings to com...
  • Latanya (Crafty Scribbles)
    Aug 17, 2018
    Yvonne's feeling a bit of a teenage life crisis. Who is she and what will she do with her life? Brandy Colbert brings her character to life by not always having the right answers pinpointed at each chapter's end. Yvonne does what's right for her without preaching and proselytizing, whi...
  • CW (The Quiet Pond) ✨
    Sep 06, 2018
    A messy yet wonderful book that unexpectedly but profoundly explores the uncertainty of the future, family, and the choices we make. - Centers on Yvonne, a Black teen who, although has dedicated 11 years of her life to the violin, now feels like she has lost her passion. This book f...
  • Alexandria  Ang
    Jul 08, 2018
    Read this in two sittings. Yet another Brandy Colbert book I am absolutely obsessed with. ...
  • Emma Giordano
    Feb 17, 2019
    4.5 Stars! Really enjoyed this book! It was somewhat different than what I expected, but I feel it was actually much more complex and satisfying. Brandy Colbert has done it again! CW: substance use (view spoiler)[ abortion (hide spoiler)] I went into Finding Yvonne knowing it wa...
  • alyanna ✨
    Dec 08, 2018
    there?s no bullshitting here. I LOVE IT. ...
  • Chelsea
    Dec 21, 2017
    DNF @ pg 80 - this makes me sad. Little & Lion is an absolutely excellent contemporary, but Finding Yvonne is unable to capture any of what made L&L a success. The writing here is lifeless, the plot is aimless, the main character uninteresting. This story desperately needed...s...
  • Fadwa (Word Wonders)
    Sep 15, 2018
    I devoured this on audiobook in two days. The synopsis was misleading as the pregnancy isn't a central part of the book (it only happens around two thirds in) but didn't take away from my enjoyment. Yvonne is an amazing, complex character and I loved following her, her journey and her ...
  • Rachel Strolle
    Nov 09, 2017
    Perfection. I mean, it's a Brandy book so OBVIOUSLY but still ...
  • Amanda
    Feb 09, 2019
    I?m always excited to read a Brandy Colbert story. She always writes her characters in a way that feels very realistic. She allows her characters to be messy and make mistakes because people don?t always make great decisions. The thing that sets her stories apart is that her charac...
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Oct 08, 2017
    This is such a complicated book, because I kind of like it in hindsight but I also think it's one of the most non-books I've ever read.... but I also love it so much in hindsight?? Can I just reiterate that slice-of-life stories are aggressively not my thing? And that I hate cheat...
  • kav (xreadingsolacex)
    Jan 09, 2019
    disclaimer: I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for a review. This is no way impacted my opinions. note: I am aware this review is late - I had some issues with getting reviews of a few August ARCs I received last August that I am currently catching up on. actual r...
  • Vicky Who Reads
    Jul 29, 2018
    3.5 stars I really enjoyed reading Colbert's Little and Lion when I read it last year, and Finding Yvonne was in a lot of ways different, but also the same. It's Colbert's voice or something, but it has that same heavy feeling while you read that makes it seem like every single t...
  • Teenreadsdotcom
    Aug 15, 2018
    Ever since I read Brandy Colbert's LITTLE & LION, I knew I was going to continue to be a fan of her work. So when I found out about FINDING YVONNE, I immediately added this book to my TBR. And now I'm so glad that I got the chance to read it, because this book took me on an emotion...
  • Assia
    Aug 18, 2018
    This review was originally posted on my blog Assia Something. Summary: Yvonne realizes that playing violin is no longer her future. She just doesn?t feel the passion necessary to dedicate her ENTIRE life to playing. Enter Warren, the guy she?s kinda-sorta dating, who is only two...
  • Arrow Nox
    Sep 06, 2018
    5/10 OR 3/5 STARS Okay, so I?m confused. Obviously this book was good, otherwise it wouldn?t have a 5/10. But obviously it?s not awesome since it has a 5/10. Starting with what?s good, let?s go with Yvonne and her family. I loved the bond she had with her father because...