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Jumping Off Swings by Jo Knowles
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Jun 18, 2012

really liked it

Hmmm so as most people would be able to tell by now I am fascinated by pregnancy and babies...

This is a novel about a teen girl who seeks love and acceptance in random hook ups from guys at parties. Of course the guys don't give a crap about her once the hook up is over, leaving her feeling more rejected than before. This cycle continues until on one occasion she falls pregnant. She tells no- one thinking that she will get a secret abortion, but soon realises she can't go through with it. Her parents predictably go ballistic and she has to rely on her best friend and a parent of one of her peers to get her through the experiences of pregnancy. In the end she agrees to put the baby up for adoption although she regrets it later (duh!).

The moral of this story is not to look for love in the wrong places. A lack of love and support from family and within oneself cannot be replicated in romantic relationships and one night stands. Also that you should not engage in baby making behaviour unless you want to get pregnant! :)
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Casie Sargenti Could you recommend any good novels about pregnancy or miscarriage?


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