~A short Novelette Teen Love Story, 7,755 (Word Count)
Nyla West was a freshmen at James Taylor High. When Chase Donovan, a six feet tall popular basketball player, says, "What's up?" to her in the hallway, it was love at first sight. Well, at least for Nyla anyways.
Just when things were getting hot and heavy, Nyla and Chase's mothers tell them they can't see each other anymore because they're cousins.
Chase refuses to fall for it and continues to pursue Nyla anyways. Nyla gets pregnant and her mother wants her to do the unthinkable but Nyla has her heart dead set against it. That is until she finds out that she's not the only one with child.
There are so many good reviews on this novel, and I honestly can't understand it. Sure, this book could be good for young teens to read and then discuss with their parents, but the writing style of this novel was the biggest turn off for me. It's very short, and as a result feels very rushed. The characters were flat and unmemorable, and I found myself constantly checking my progress through the novelette to see how close I was to finishing. If the author had put more effort into fleshing out the characters and making them (especially Nyla and her mother) seem more realistic, maybe this book would have had more of an impact. Without that, the message falls flat, lost to the lacking prose and flat characters.
This was a good book. It is one I think all young ladies should read then have a discussion with there mom afterwards. Nyla was like any other young girl that has their first love. I enjoyed this book and would highly recommend it.
Plot: Nyla West falls in love with Chase, a popular boy in her high school. Her mother tries to stop their relationship by telling Nyla and Chase are cousins. Nyla's mother tells Nyla to end the relationship because she thinks Chase is not right for her. But Nyla does not listen to her mother. When Nyla gets into trouble her mother comes to her rescue and helps her out.
Setting: In a small hometown, James Taylor High School
Characters: Nyla, Chase, Gia, Nyla's Mother
Point of View: First Person
Theme: Teenage Love
Style: ebook, realistic fiction, Young Adult Fiction
Notes: This is a good book for young adults to read. This book teaches responsibility.
This is was an ok read, I just wish it was a little longer. The author touched on, how kids think they know better than the parent but, in reality they don't. There were two parents trying to protect hearts from being broken. Nyla though that Chase loved her but, he proved her thoughts wrong. I actually felt sorry for Nyla at one point. it took some years but, Nyla was able to realize that Chase doing her the way he did, was for the best. Chase has a wife, kids, and they were still living with his mom.
Great book to give adolescents girls going through hormonal changes and thinking they're experiencing true love while sacrificing themselves. Short but with all of the details necessary to make a point.
Ugh, this book about teenagers read like a teenager wrote it, which is probably more realistic but is super annoying as an adult woman to read. I don't understand the mothers deciding to tell the kids that they were cousins, when they weren't? I'm still unsure. Maybe talk to the girl about how the boy already knocked up some other girl. I just can't with this book.
Read this one young people, and believe me it can happen to you. First love is hard and can break your heart. Parents do know some things, they been through some stuff to. So listen to your parents if only to hear what they say. We always hope you can think for yourself. 4 out of 5 stars cause book was a little to short.
Did she learn her lesson.??? Will she make the sane mistake again.?? Did she finally have the talk with her mother about the🐦 🐝 ??? What is the moral of the story!?? How do we feel about abortion!?? I HAVE QUESTIONS!!!
This is great for young girls who are becoming interested in boys for the first time. Eye opening for them to see the pros and cons of being sexual active. As well as the thought process from both angles.