Pizza Girl

Pizza Girl

In the tradition of audacious and wryly funny novels like The Idiot and Convenience Store Woman comes the wildly original coming-of-age story of a pregnant pizza delivery girl who becomes obsessed with one of her customers.

Eighteen years old, pregnant, and working as a pizza delivery girl in suburban Los Angeles, our charmingly dysfunctional heroine is deeply lost and in complete denial about it all. She's grieving the death of her father (who she has more in common with than she'd like to admit), avoiding her supportive mom and loving boyfriend, and flagrantly ignoring her future.

Her world is further upended when she becomes obsessed with Jenny, a stay-at-home mother new to the neighborhood, who comes to depend on weekly deliveries of pickled covered pizzas for her son's happiness. As one woman looks toward motherhood and the other towards middle age, the relationship between the two begins to blur in strange, complicated, and ultimately heartbreaking ways.

Bold, tender, propulsive, and unexpected in countless ways, Jean Kyoung Frazier's Pizza Girl is a moving and funny portrait of a flawed, unforgettable young woman as she tries to find her place in the world.

Title:Pizza Girl
ISBN:9780385545723
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    Pizza Girl Reviews

  • The Artisan Geek

    3/8/20Did an interview with Jean back in January, so that one will hopefully be up sometime soon :)11/1/20WOW. I said it last year and I was right! This was so good oh my gosh! My first five star read...

  • Thomas

    I loved the tender and messy emotions in Pizza Girl even as I wanted more from the book too. The novel follows an unnamed eighteen-year-old pregnant pizza girl, who feels suffocated by the care of her...

  • Sam Quixote

    Pizza Girl is 18 years old, preggers and working at a pizza shop. Then she meets Jenny, a middle-aged mom with a son who will only eat pizza with pickles on. And so begins a strange friendship… … ...

  • L.S. Popovich

    I devoured this scrumptious coming-of-age novel in two sittings. On the level of voice, character development, and humor it struck all the right chords. It's Catcher in the Rye with a female lead, mor...

  • Elyse  Walters

    Audiobook... narrated by Jeena Yi“Pizza Girl”, by Jean Kyoung Frazier had a catchy beginning.But quickly I grew disenchanted. I was getting nauseous fromthe many empty calorie food concoctions: re...

  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ Is it only called a nervous breakdown if there’s someone there to point at you and be, like, “Yo, get your shit straight, you are ...

  • Anna Luce

    “They could support a teenage pregnancy, but not this, not a person who drifted from one moment to the next without any idea about where she was headed.” Sayaka Murata meets Ottessa Moshfegh in th...

  • Amy

    I think I’m in the minority with this one but I’m surprised I managed to finish it, after wanting to DNF it so many times. We have Pizza Girl, an unlikeable unnamed protagonist who develops an obs...

  • Scott

    "I stared hard at every person I walked past. If they didn't tell me my shoes were untied, I cursed them in my head - '**** you, how dare you not warn a pregnant woman that she could fall' - and if th...

  • Paris (parisperusing)

    "I had been thinking constantly about han, a feeling that had been killing generation upon generation of Korean people. According to Mom, han was born in the gut and rose to the chest. … Han was a s...