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Slam by Nick Hornby
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Nov 17, 2011

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In this Novel set in the present, Sam is a 16-year-old British skateboarder had a life that was starting to turn out well for him. His mother dumped her terrible boyfriend, and he had a gorgeous girlfriend named Alicia, but most of all, a poster Sam's favorite skater, Tony hawk (nickname TH) had conversations and gave him great advice daily . After he impregnates Alicia, TH made Sam have a dream that whizzed him into the future showing Sam how things would eventually turn out with his new son and Sam's mother pregnant with her new baby as well. After the baby is born, Sam's life only got worse so he and Alicia break up for good. The story flashed forward two years to Sam with a new girlfriend. He runs into Alicia being the primary caretaker of the baby, but Sam decides to have a friendly relationship with Alicia because of his son's sake.

Nick Hornby depicts the struggles of the 21st century teen pregnancy and how it impacts lives everywhere. Male readers of age will find the book interesting because of how the author makes a connection to daily life. In his style of writing, Nick Hornby has intense descriptions of Sam's life with a child, and how his life progressively gets worse. The book was sad, but a good read overall.
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message 1: by Tan (new) - added it

Tan sounds like a good book

Eliza I read this book last year or the year before! I love Nick Hornby's writing:) It was really interesting.

Matthew It was pretty good

message 4: by Cameron (new)

Cameron This book sounds very interesting and it sounds like it has a lot of deep topics.

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