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3.80  ·  Rating details ·  6,052 ratings  ·  1,268 reviews
Seventeen-year-old Veronica Clarke never thought she would wish she’d failed a test until she finds herself holding a thick piece of plastic in her hands and staring at two solid pink lines. Even the most consistent use of condoms won’t prevent pregnancy when your boyfriend secretly pokes holes in them to keep you from going out-of-state for college.

Veronica needs an abor
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Hardcover, 310 pages
Published September 10th 2019 by HarperCollins
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Diane Two different books by different authors with the same basic plot, teenage girl who is pregnant and must travel to another locale to get an abortion b…moreTwo different books by different authors with the same basic plot, teenage girl who is pregnant and must travel to another locale to get an abortion because of restrictions in her own state. In my opinion, although both books are pro choice, Girls deals more with that issue than Unpregnant. Unpregnant is a bit zannier and focuses more on friendship than the state of abortion laws in this country. Diane Ehrhart(less)
Ted Caplan Yes, this is the same book written by Jenni Hendriks and Ted Caplan and will be published under their names.

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Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)
I just sat in a bubble bath and read this entire book and I feel pretty content with my life choices.
Kalah Grimaud
Jun 20, 2019 rated it did not like it
Awful and sad, it’s telling young girls that in order to move on with an education you must get an abortion. Very anti women mind set. We don’t have to kill our babies to succeed in life. This book makes women look weak. I’m not surprised a man did help write it.
noa
May 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review

Hilarious, poignant and beautiful, Unpregnant tells the story of Veronica, a seemingly perfect high school student. She’s in the run to be valedictorian, has the “perfect” boyfriend, “perfect” friends and everything that goes with it… Until her “perfect” boyfriend pokes holes in his condom to get Veronica pregnant and stop her from moving away (I KNOW RIGHT ? WHO DOES THAT ?). With the help of Bailey Butler, her ex-best friend, Veronic
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Jaye Berry
First things first: a big fuck off to the gross pro-lifers who decided to spew their nasty shit onto this book in the reviews. Imagine thinking a book about a teenage girl and the right to her own body and life choices is anti-women. Can't relate to that level of stupid.

I still stand for what this book is about but the writing and tone just dragged this book down. It doesn't help that I read Girls on the Verge a couple months ago and that book did slap so hard. Highly recommend that one!

Unpregna
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Meliss
No. This book is problematic, does not have an accurate view or understanding of teenagers, and isn’t written well either. The necessity of a young girl needing to travel hundreds of miles to get an abortion is a horrifically real situation, and this book tries to make it comedic. This isn’t dark humor, it’s tone deaf. Just no.
Sorcha
Nov 05, 2019 rated it did not like it
Wtf is wrong with these authors? This is a horrible concept that glorifies ending human life. No matter the circumstances, a fetus is alive and deserves to continue to be alive. Lots of loving couples waiting to adopt a baby
Lauren Taylor
Feb 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book! It is essentially Super Bad with female main characters, but instead of trying to get to a party, they’re on a road trip to an abortion. Even though the topics discussed throughout the book are heavy and serious, there’s this amazing humor and report between these two female characters that you almost forget at times where they’re headed and just enjoy the ride. That being said, there’s open conversations about things such as religion, abortion, female rights and other Souther ...more
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“You have a license, right?” Bailey drove to school every day, but with Bailey one could hardly take that as proof.
“Please.” Bailey tossed her wallet at me.
I pulled out the license. “It says your name is Rhonda and you’re twenty-four.”
“Oh, sorry.” She grabbed the wallet back, looked through it, and handed me another ID. I held it up to the light, examining it closely.
“It looks real.”
“Uh, because it is. Can we go now?”


Things I loved about this book:
• The normalization of abortion
• How
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Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
I just did not like this at all. I didn't like the charcters - and actually hated a few, the relationships felt underdeveloped, and the plot was just a run-on joke.

I appreciate that the authors were going for a light-hearted comedy, when dealing with a heavier topic, but literally nothing in the story made an impression or impact on me. It went from one outlandish adventure to the next - stolen cars, attempted cow tipping, stip clubs, and a little B&E. And yeah, it was kinda fun, but with no re
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Kelly
A total romp of a story about a girl who needs to get an abortion after her boyfriend tampers with a condom (he didn't want her to leave for college) and when the scariest girl in school discovers her pregnancy, the two of them set off across state lines to get her the legal abortion for the weirdest and most uncomfortable road trip. Along the way, Veronica discovers she's allowed herself to become a person who believes she's better than everyone else, and Bailey allows her story to become bette ...more
Livia
Jul 23, 2020 rated it did not like it
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Bookishrealm
I really enjoyed this book. It was a random check out from the library but I really enjoyed how the author captured the difficulties that the main character faces in getting an abortion. There’s humor, heartbreaking moments, and the realization that it’s okay not to be perfect. I’m glad that they are writing a companion novel to this book. I’ll definitely check it out. I’ll also be doing a full review soon!
Melanie  Brinkman
Perfection does not equal success.

College draws closer everyday. Veronica Clarke just failed a test she never imagined taking. But the two pink lines on the piece of plastic don't lie when her boyfriend's a monster who pokes holes in condoms, to keep her close.

She needs to get an abortion, but she's ashamed and there's no one there to help, except for Bailey Butler. Secretly road tripping with the school's loner and her used to be bestie isn't ideal, but everything will be fine, right? Wrong.

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Tijana
Apr 18, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a quick, fun read. Somewhat unrealistic and bit over the top, but still enjoyable.
My biggest problem with the book was that it was too short. I didn't even get a chance to develop feelings for the characters, and the story was already over.
And when it comes to the whole abortion aspect, I think it was nicely done. I was never pro-life and strongly believe that if people who weren't ready to become parents were never forced to become one, this world wouldn't have so many unhappy children
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Sarah {Literary Meanderings}
THIS BOOK WAS SO FUNNY! I DIED. I never thought a book about a heavy topic could be SO FREAKING HILARIOUS. Yes, yes yes!!!!! Love love love. ALL THE STARS! :D
kaylin
Jun 14, 2021 marked it as to-read
extremely hard to decide if this is a book worth reading when half the ratings are by angry pro lifers
Madison Mary
Sep 05, 2019 rated it did not like it
"I'd made my decision long before we arrived. Those signs were just words."

This is story that had a solid message but a less than pleasurable execution.

SUMMARY

Veronica Clark is a perfectionist. When she discovers that her boyfriend purposely got her pregnant just before the end of senior year, she panics. She is filled with shame and panic, and the only person she can turn to is her ex-best friend. Bailey and Veronica head on a road trip that is filled with many bumps in the road, and l
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Hillary
Nov 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary
“Excuse me? We are two strong young women in control of our destinies.”


I didn’t know I needed a book about abortion till this one was literally forced into my immediate TBR. I just checked out the first 20 minutes of the audiobook on YouTube and those first 3 minutes captured me so well I was desperate to keep reading the book after the preview was over.

But this is not only an entertaining and well written book, in fact it looks like an easy read on the surface, when it’s not easy if you pu
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Amber (The Book Bratz)
The full review + more can be found at The Book Bratz

I received an ARC of UNPREGNANT at BookExpo 2019

Jessica is actually the one who put Unpregnant on my radar. We were discussing debut novels we wanted to cover in 2019 and Jessica mentioned this one to me. Unpregnant stood out to me because I've never heard this in YA: The main character is actively seeking an abortion. That's not something you see everyday in YA literature. While I was eager for this book, I was also nervous because abortion
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Amanda
Sep 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
You can also read my review here: https://devouringbooks2017.wordpress....

When I first saw this book I knew that I wanted to read it. Abortion seems to be a taboo subject and I never see any books on the topic. After recently reading The Swallows, which used sexist and gender issues for shock value, I was worried that Unpregnant might not be written with tact and compassion, but I didn’t need to worry because it was so well done. I didn’t expect a book about abortion to be funny, but this book
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Richelle Delgado
Nov 11, 2019 rated it did not like it
I coud say a lot of things about this book but I’m not gonna waste my energy in such a shitty story!

Awful, sad and disrespectful!
valen
Jun 17, 2021 rated it it was ok
i liked this book and i´m in disagree with myself on putting it two stars but i cant find something that justify more rating, like something was missing
yes was funny and i laughed but this book was about abortion and i don´t think the authors knew how to treat the topic , i mean, i´m not saying they did it all awful but i was waiting for they to get deep in the situation
i think was a good book to get out fantasy of my reads for a few days but no more than that
Stay Fetters
Jul 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"I stepped closer and leaned over him as he flopped on the ground like a balding, pathetic fish. I pulled the probes from his chest.
Having a kid makes you parent material, asshole."


This book deals with a very serious and heavy subject. I’ve read a lot of reviews where they bash this because of the choices the lead character makes. I suggest you go into this with an open mind and a feminist heart because this book will change your life.

Veronica seems to have the perfect life. Her grades are jus
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Amanda Van Parys
I gotta 5-star this one. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was funny, adventurous, and last but not least, important. Treating abortion as a choice. Treating abortion in the very real way that teenagers will face abortion: discussing the consequences as well as the reasons behind the decision itself. Also discussed (often in hilarious and approachable ways) are abusive behaviors in partners, relationships with parents, religious beliefs, women friendship, and the personality changes we go through as w ...more
Dylan
Sep 19, 2019 rated it liked it
3 stars.

This was a fun read for the most part, but it was pretty bland and didn't have as much emotional depth as I hoped.
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Susan
Oct 21, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult
Can a book about a teenager who has to drive thousands of miles to get an abortion, due to the restrictive and punitive laws in her home state, be funny? Should it be? I'm not sure how I feel about this book TBH. On the one hand, it sheds some needed light on the struggle to maintain women's reproductive rights over their own bodies, and it celebrates female friendship. Plus I have to give props to a YA book from a major publishing house that isn't afraid to include the main character saying "FU ...more
André Mwansa
Sep 27, 2019 rated it it was ok
Awful book of the year
rachel
Oct 29, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: lady-lit, lgbtqia, ya, 2019
3.5 stars.

I discovered this book while idly paging through an issue of People magazine and put it on my to-read list immediately, because I could not recall ever having read a YA book where the main character gets an abortion and I wanted to see how the topic was handled. I feel pretty strongly about changing the abortion taboo and helping women to feel less ostracized or shameful for having made that choice (depending on where you live, you probably know more than one woman who has had one - t
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mimi (in hiatus due to uni)
I loved all the topics in this book, especially the friendship between the two main characters.
This story made notice how true friendship doesn't erase over the years, it simply remains suspended waiting for its moment to return.

Veronica and Bailey couldn't be more different, but it's not a problem when you're a child. It can be a problem when you grow up.
Despite four years of distance, the girls decide to go on a trip with a specific purpose - as can be deduced from the title of the book - an
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Madeline
Hmm...

I don’t know how to feel about this? It was a super quick read and it wasn’t boring, but it just wasn’t amazing and I didn’t like the characters...

Veronica was flat and I feel like she was selfish a lot. Bailey was just sorta rude and annoying. Also as much as it’s good there was lgbtq rep, the authors made her the most stereotypical lesbian ever, which doesn’t help diversity. Also the mc said something like “no wonder you were lesbian, you never listened to one direction.” LIKE BRUH. Pers
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