This was a wonderful book, it was full of facts and written by a Canadian for Canadians. This was great as the topics of health care and maternity lea...moreThis was a wonderful book, it was full of facts and written by a Canadian for Canadians. This was great as the topics of health care and maternity leave are drastically different between the states and Canada.
One of the things that I really enjoyed was that the author stayed factual and used mothers and pregnant women who had been through various situations to tell you facts as well. Opinions where not shoved at you and various view points where looked at.
This book can be read straight through like I did, or used as a reference guise. It touches on the whole process from trying to conceive to what happens once the baby has finally arrived. The other thing I will hand to the author is the fact that she didn't sugar coat anything, it felt like someone you knew sitting across from you telling you the good things and the bad things you can expect. I find a lot of books tend to gloss right over any negatives.
I would recommend this book to any expectant parent. (less)
It wasn’t until I started to read this book that I realized there was a movie based off the book.
After a young boy loses his parents, his Grandmother...moreIt wasn’t until I started to read this book that I realized there was a movie based off the book.
After a young boy loses his parents, his Grandmother moves to England to take care of him,she teaches him all about Witches and how to spot them in public. When his Grandmother becomes ill and is not allowed to travel internationally they end up going on a summer holiday to a hotel in England on the sea-front. It just so happens that this is also the location that the witches have chosen to hold their Annual meeting and their plan is to turn all the children in England into mice.
This book was an exciting adventure story for children. A very quick and easy read! (less)
***Has been republished as a movie tie in named Precious***
Push is a truly disturbing tale of a young girl named Precious Jones, who at the age of 12...more***Has been republished as a movie tie in named Precious***
Push is a truly disturbing tale of a young girl named Precious Jones, who at the age of 12 gives birth to her first child by her father. At age 16 she finds herself pregnant again, also by her father, kicked out of school and unable to read or write. This is the story of a young girl with a passion for learning, and a dream of finishing her G.A.D and going on to College so she can make something of herself and provide for her children.
Precious had such a horrible childhood from being raped by her father as well as molested by her mother. Being physically abused by her parents as well as falling through the cracks at school. You have to ask yourself, “Why did no one notice, and help this poor girl?” “Why did her father not go to jail, after she gave birth to the first child?” This book was definitely an emotional read. As much as Precious hated her school councillor, she is very lucky the women took the time to redirect her to the alternative learning school, where she was able to meet Ms. Rain who had a passion for teaching.
Not for the overly sensitive reader.
It was a very fast read though that had me hooked from the very first page. I think it took me a total of 5 hours to read. (less)