Author:  Laurie Plissner
Publisher:  Merit Press
Genre: Contemporary Young Adult                      screwed
Pages: 304
Source: Merit Press

Goodreads:  Flattered by the attentions of Nick, the cutest guy in school, seventeen-year-old Grace Warren, captain of the math team, lets down her guard and gets pregnant the night she loses her virginity. Hopeful that Nick will drop to one knee and propose when she breaks the baby news to him, Grace is heartbroken – Nick wants nothing to do with her. Her best friend, Jennifer, thinks she should get an abortion, but Grace is certain that her morally upright parents will insist that she keep the baby. After she comes clean to her super-religious, strait-laced parents, they surprise her by insisting that she terminate the pregnancy to avoid humiliating the family. But when she sees the fetus on the ultrasound, she decides she can’t get rid of it. Deciding to save the tiny life growing inside of her, Grace must face the consequences of being that girl – the good girl who got knocked up.

Ope’s Opinion:  Maybe I am unusual, but I can not imagine any parents like Grace had.  That part of the book just did not seem realistic to me.  

I did like Grace, her neighbor ( who took her in ) and Charlie.   Jennifer was sarcastic, but a true friend to Grace.  It was good to see a different out come from an unexpected pregnancy.  I really liked the way Grace took responsibility for her own actions.

The “f” word was over used and ineffective.

I would like a sequel – I want to know where Grace and Charlie are now, how is the baby and what is Grace’s relationship to her parents.

Rating:  Four Chairs – I like this book so much I know several friends to share it with.

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