Finding Yvonne by Brandy Colbert

Finding Yvonne by Brandy Colbert

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 frustrated by her strained relationship with her successful but emotionally closed-off father… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Racist microaggressions discussed
  • Adult-minor relationship*
  • Parental abandonment & child neglect (theme)
  • Cheating
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Recreational drug use
  • Unplanned teen pregnancy
  • Abortion discussed, off-page
  • Homelessness mentioned
  • Financial struggles & poverty mentioned

* Note : Yvonne, the main character, turns eighteen during the story and her love interests are both adult men; one is a 21-year-old man and the sous chef at her father’s restaurant. She does not have penetrative sex with either of them until after her birthday but she was dating one of them when she was seventeen at the beginning of the book.

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