Eugh. No, no, no, no, no thank you. This is probably one of the last books I want to read. Honestly, there’s something wrong with society, parenting, and education when teenage pregnancies are a thing and while I can respect–to some degree–the fact that this book might help young mothers, I also really can’t bring myself to appreciate normalizing it this way. I mean, my sister got pregnant as a teenager and while there are certain aspects that she has done well, the fact of the matter is that being a teenage mother did a disservice to herself and worst of all, a disservice to the baby. She wasn’t ready, plain and simple, and her child is going to miss out on a lot of opportunities because of that fact.
I just…feel really icky about this book for a lot of ways. I don’t like how we don’t do everything we can to prevent teenage pregnancies and I don’t like that people live worse lives because of them and the lack of proper education that these girls are subjected to. And so when I read the synopsis for this book I legitimately felt like I wanted to vomit. So, no, I don’t really see myself reading this one.
There’s a first time for everything.
First time playing quarters.
First time spinning the bottle.
First totally hot consensual truck hookup with a superhot boy whose digits I forgot to get.
First time getting pregnant.
Surprised you with that one, didn’t I?
Surprised me, too. I’d planned to spend senior year with my bestie-slash-wifey, Devi Abrams, graduating at the top of my class and getting into an Ivy League college. Instead, Mom and I are moving in with my battle-ax of a grandmother and I’m about to start a new school and a whole new life.
Know what’s more fun than being the new girl for your senior year? Being the pregnant new girl. It isn’t awesome. There is one upside, though—a boy named Leaf Leon. He’s cute, an amazing cook and he’s flirting me up, hard-core. Too bad I’m knocked up with a stranger’s baby. I should probably mention that to him at some point.
It seems I’ve got a lot more firsts to go.
What are your thoughts on this book? Do you think you might give it a shot? Do you disagree with my thoughts on the matter? If so, why? Let me know all your thoughts in the comments!