Congratulations for being the first non-fiction book reviewed with yattitude! As a teen non-fiction title, it's certainly a doozy. No one can tell Gaby that she doesn't have guts! She's a smart girl for realizing how her family's decisions have affected all of them, and she knew from a young age that she didn't want to repeat those mistakes. Her project showed an incredible amount of foresight, complete with fake baby bump and borrowed sonograms.While the story is compelling, Gaby's writing is what you would imagine for a teenager, though she certainly has potential to become a great writer. The writing is halting yet heartfelt, and very factual. This girl has done her research and drawn conclusions that the rest of us should have. She reminds us that every teen mom needs love and support, no matter what, because her health and the baby's are at stake if they're not taken care of. As a society, we can not continue to look down our noses at these girls.She's not suggesting we glorify them, either. Somewhere along the way there has to be a happy medium between shunning and making celebrities out of teen moms.Recommendation: This is the type of book you read because your sex ed teacher has thrust it in your hands. Short and to the point, it's great for any high-schooler or anyone who wants to defy the stereotypes and live their own life.
This quick read packs quite a bit of punch. Readers of fantasy and sci-fi will love it for the what-ifs it asks, and those lovers of romance will swoon at the selection of eligible bachelors for Araby. It's a gritty look at what happens when society is stricken by a plague, and the lengths people will go to in order to survive.
The story picks up right where Wither left off, with Rhine and Gabriel running away from the mansion, and does not stop. Even though they are away from Vaughn, there's still danger no matter where they look. It's another roller coaster adventure that refuses to let the heart-pounding action quit.While she's keeping you wired with action, DeStefano is also enveloping you in rich detail. Her descriptions are so plush, you'll imagine that you're smelling the sea and the incense right along with Rhine.
Though short, this book comes equipped with a lot of depth and equal amounts of punch. Halpern is different from the formulaic young adult writers because she trusts her readers to be smart. You'll find no info dumps, repetition of facts, or awkward plot devices. Great for all teens, reluctant and avid readers alike.
Readers of this series will be unable to put this new installment down. Plum does not disappoint, and this action-packed sophomore effort goes in directions no one will suspect, while keeping the romance between Kate and Vincent hot.