The Pregnancy Project: A Memoir, Gaby Rodriquez, Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2012
What did you like about the book? I love the voice that the author gave to this book. I felt like I was going through her senior year and this fake pregnancy with her. I also really liked that the author gave her family background in the first few chapters of the book. Understanding her background and her family’s experience with teen pregnancy made it easier to understand why she would choose such a project to do. I also liked that the author did not make the book preachy, but rather just wanted people to understand what she went through and why she did. I also really loved how easily this book read. It is definitely a non-fiction that reads like fiction.
What didn’t you like about the book? I really don’t dislike much about this book. The ending did drag a little after the Good morning America interview, but it was all necessary information.
To whom would you recommend this book? I would recommend this book to teen girls who are interested in advocacy or who have gone through what Gaby went through.
Who should buy this book? High School Libraries and Public Libraries.
Where would you shelve it and why? I would shelve this with teen non-fiction.
Should we (librarians) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? Definitely! It is a very moving book and a very quick read.
Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City: Bonny Anderson, Northborough Free Library, Northborough
Date of review: 4/10/12