Death, Dickinson, and the Demented Life of Frenchie Garcia

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Death, Dickinson, and the Demented Life of Frenchie Garcia

By Jenny Torres Sanchez

Running Press Kids, Paperback, 9780762446803, 271pp.

Publication Date: May 28, 2013

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It is the summer after Frenchie Garcia's senior year, and she can't come to grips with the death of Andy Cooper. Her friends don't know that she had a secret crush on her classmate, and they especially don't know that she was with Andy right before he committed suicide. The only person who does know is Frenchie's imaginary pal Em (a.k.a. Emily Dickinson), who she hangs out with at the cemetery down the street.

When Frenchie's guilt and confusion come to a head, she decides there is only one way to truly figure out why Andy chose to be with her during his last hours. While exploring the emotional depth of loss and transition to adulthood, Sanchez's sharp humor and clever observations bring forth a richly developed voice.



About the Author
Jenny Torres Sanchez lives in Florida with her husband and children where she currently writes full time. Before her debut novel "The Downside of Being Charlie" she taught high school for several years, where she credits her eclectic students for inspiring her to write young adult novels.