Plan B by Charnan Simon
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Is this happily ever after? Lucy has her life planned out: she'll graduate and then join her boyfriend, Luke, at college in Austin. She'll become a Spanish teacher and of course they'll get married. So there's no reason to wait, right? They try to be careful. But then Lucy gets pregnant. Now, none of Lucy's options are part of her picture-perfect plan. Together, she and Luke will have to make the most difficult decision of their lives.
*Spoiler Alert* I hate spoiling anything but when the book is only 108 pages, it was really hard not to.
It was very well written. It honestly reminded me of the first two episodes of The Secret Life of the American Teenager. The dialouge is very specific, detailed and the most important decisions and thought processes are explained well. I think this story can be very usefully in explaining the many different thoughts and attitudes that come from 1) the pregnant girl as she finds out she's pregnant 2) the boyfriend/dad's thoughts 3) the parents of both 1&2 and of course the discussions and decisions that must be made from that point on by all of the above. How it changes your life and others.
So *spoiler alert* (but that is ALL it covers). It is only 108 pages so we do not get to see what happens pass these initial thoughts and decisions...and for this particular story things could have turned out way worse. This story perhaps shows the upside or more positive attitudes in this situation.
I hope that books like these help show that communication is the key.
Although I was anticipating more, I really enjoyed what I got. It was a fast read, but every informative, well written and should be included in all libraries.
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