Madonia, Kristen-Paige Fingerprints of You
258 pp. Simon ISBN 978-1-4424-2920-8 $16.99
(4) After moving from city to city at her flaky mother's whims, seventeen-year-old Lemon--pregnant and emotionally unmoored--leaves town on her own accord to find her absentee father. Lemon explores San Francisco with excitement, every discovery a personal revelation. Though the novel suffers from clumsy, unnatural dialogue, Lemon is a refreshingly unpretentious heroine.