Does anyone else feel like it’s nearly impossible to read the author’s name on this cover? I’m just saying. Girls on the Verge by Sharon Biggs Waller is 100% a book that’s going on my TBR. I am so here for books that promote the right for a woman to choose what to do with her body and there is no question that I am eager to read this book. A coming of age story about a girl who goes on a road trip to get an abortion? I’d like to have read that yesterday, please.
I frankly think we need more books like this out there in the world. And if the ratings are anything to go by, this book is pretty fantastic.
A powerful, timely coming-of-age story about a young woman from Texas who goes on a road trip with two friends to get an abortion, from award-winning author Sharon Biggs Waller.
Camille couldn’t be having a better summer. But on the very night she learns she got into a prestigious theater program, she also finds out she’s pregnant. She definitely can’t tell her parents. And her best friend, Bea, doesn’t agree with the decision Camille has made.
Camille is forced to try to solve her problem alone . . . and the system is very much working against her. At her most vulnerable, Camille reaches out to Annabelle Ponsonby, a girl she only barely knows from the theater. Happily, Annabelle agrees to drive her wherever she needs to go. And in a last-minute change of heart, Bea decides to come with.
Girls on the Verge is an incredibly timely novel about a woman’s right to choose. Sharon Biggs Waller brings to life a narrative that has to continue to fight for its right to be told, and honored.
I’m going to open this up tentatively to comments below and may disable them for this post if I see the need to. And this is primarily because I do not want to have any full blown arguments happen on this post. Discussions are fine and explaining why you will or won’t read this book is perfectly acceptable. But I don’t want to see any insulting of readers or authors happening here. Not that I think this will happen, but, you know…precautionary measures and such.
Happy reading, everyone!